First run in Basel

Blogged by Twan as Daily life,Running,Switzerland — Twan Thu 23 Apr 2009 8:49 pm

Today I got back from work and thought, hey.. I really should start running again! Last time was more than a month ago (and still in Eindhoven). I had a look on Google maps but couldn’t really find something interesting so just jumped in my running outfit and started. To not get not too enthusiastic after such a while of doing nothing I thought 5km would be nice and knew which round would be this distance(give or take). The sun was shining, and there was a nice breeze so perfect weather.

This is the round I did:

Some details of Basel

Blogged by Twan as Education,Human Aspects of Information Technology,Photo,Switzerland — Twan Tue 14 Apr 2009 10:14 pm

While enjoying the very nice weather here during the easter weekend I captured some (I’m sure there will be more) details of Basel. These are things that caught my attention while walking through the quiet streets of Basel.

See the gallery of Basel for the others
Arch of Elisabethenkirche Protection against? Glass Pyrimid at Elisabethenkirche Posters Zofingerconzärtli Botanic garden

Sammelaktion für Sonderabfälle

Blogged by Twan as Education,Human Aspects of Information Technology,Switzerland — Twan Tue 7 Apr 2009 10:07 pm

So, it started yesterday evening, people here in the street where I live started to clean out there storage rooms in cellar and attic, finally could clean up their gardens from furniture that was rotting away and saw a reason to get rid of old computers, ski sets, beds, and actually everything you can’t really imagine. Wednesday the city will collect everything for free.

But it’s not only that people are putting stuff out! When I came back from work today, it was rather busy in my street, fully loaded vans with french number plates, complete families with backpacks and sofa’s with 6 legs were walking around, going through the rubbish that their neighbors had put out the night before (or during the day) to give stuff a second (or perhaps 3rd,4th or 5th life).  I think I have never seen something like this, but I have to say it’s funny to see. The entrance to my flat was blocked, and had to lift my bicycle in order to reach the door. I really wonder if this stuff is going to be away tomorrow, anyway, have a look….

Free rubbish

First week in Switzerland

Blogged by Twan as Education,Human Aspects of Information Technology,Switzerland — Twan Sun 5 Apr 2009 9:41 pm

After one week in Switzerland, time for a little story about what happened I guess. Sorry that I haven’t been writing a bit earlier, but I have to say, moving, settling, working, etc etc makes you tired. Anyway, so I moved the last weekend of March, me and my father started driving around 12 at night and drove all night ( driving with a trailer goes sloooow ) to the swiss border where we had to get a stamp on some forms and permission to import my house hold goods.

After moving everything and taking it easy for some days I went to the city office in Basle to register. Then Wednesday was my first working day at CLS-Communication. I got a nice introduction and there were some meetings planned for me to get to know the organization a bit better and talk to the people that are involved in the project I will be working on in the next months. So getting to know the system, organization and people is basically what I did this week. I say basically, but moving here, starting at a new company with new people already causes a bit of an overload of new information and impressions which is noticable in the evening hours 😉

To get an impression of how my room looked after moving in and unpacking some stuff..

Moving a mess

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