onsdag, april 30, 2008
It's a time for change in my life right now.
I'm very busy with my business degree, I am seriously contemplating buying a house with my girlfriend and on top of this, today is my last day at work for AAK.
It's of course kind of sad - and boy, did I have some wacko dreams last night about it - but on the other hand, I feel like it's time to move on. AAK has been a great place to work with lots of benefits and great adventures in Africa to show for it - but one has a tendency of getting 'stuck' in here as well. I am now looking very much forward to my new job, where I will continue to work with raw materials, but now in a smaller office for a Dutch company with a representation in Denmark.
I have been happy to serve you - dear reader - on this webblog, and I am still contemplating what to do with it in the future - but time will tell.
Take care out there - where ever you are!
P.S.: With all these big decisions to come, I find it a good idea to go to take time to relax in mind and spirit - thus, I'm going fishing this weekend and the below photo (from my mobile) can maybe illustrate why I so enjoy the wonders of the Danish wildlife as well...
onsdag, april 16, 2008
The pictures below shows some impressions from the trip.
fredag, marts 28, 2008
Hello to everyone at home!
During this trip – my last, for now – I thought it would be a good idea to add a few thoughts and impressions from a trip through
So many impressions, so many thoughts.
This may sound somewhat bleak, but after a few days in
Peddlers are everywhere and a white tourist-looking oaf like me is apparently like a red cloth in front of the nose of the bull. Amazing optimism is also seen in the different choices for a career one sees walking about the streets. Yesterday morning a guy walked past me with a sewing machine and about 50 zippers in his hand. He spends his day walking about looking at the crotches of every man wearing pants around him in the hope that someone will just hand him their trousers in the middle of the street for mending. Needless to say, the guy’s attire didn’t indicate that the business venture was yielding great financial results…
As I have described before on this blog, in spite of all its abundant cultural and geographical riches I find
We have just passed my favourite spot in Segou along the
Today we’re on the way “home” to Bobo in
For now, I must admit that whilst I of course look forward to seeing Bobo again, I fear that it is also the place, where my decision to leave Africa will be challenged the hardest by that little voice inside shouting to me how much
Sentimental greetings from
torsdag, februar 07, 2008
As it may have come to your attention, the blog has been very dormant for the past 2 months.
Alright, alright, I know that time spans like that without updates is not uncommon on my blog, but still - this normally isn't the case during the shea season.
The reason is that I have decided to leave our African operations - which unfortunately also means leaving AAK as such. I really like the company and the mentality, but to my dismay there are no job openings in Aarhus within the AAK-organization. I have had wonderful and terrible experiences alike in Africa, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. Nevertheless, I think it time to return to my roots and get a bit more settled. I'm tired of being away from family and friends for such extended periods, and I hope to find a job where there is plenty of traveling to do - but for shorter periods of time - at a time.
Of what's going to happen on/to this blog in the future, I'm not too certain as of now. We will see.
If nothing else, dear reader, it has been a pleasure to serve you - and a very big thanks to all of you who have sent/given me positive comments over the years of the blog's existence.
If this blog is discontinued, I hope to be able to invite you to another, soon.
Until then - Bon courage!
And I thought I might finish with a picture showing that Denmark isn't half bad either ;)
The photo is from late December 2007 - taken in Skagen.