Wednesday, 26 December 2012
Saturday, 22 December 2012
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Moved in to one of the fancy wine farms with my supervisor for the week to concentrate on finishing my PhD. My goal is to submit 3 papers by Sunday. Wish me luck...
Sunday, 2 December 2012
Sunday, 11 November 2012
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Posted by Marcus Duveskog at 11:25
Monday, 5 November 2012
On My way back from Eldoret I had a day in Nairobi where I first met up with my old friend Kat from my early days in rural Tanzania, then I took the programmers for some Nyama Choma (BBQ) to celebrate their good work with the game development. Finally in evening I went to meet my sister Deborah and her boyfriend Etienne where also they had a Nyama Choma for me. Now almost 2 in the night and about to board a flight back to South Africa.
Posted by Marcus Duveskog at 00:47
Monday, 29 October 2012
James who is a good friend of my father and a pastor for a big church here in Eldoret showed me around a bit today in the afternoon. With his new car we visited his old house in the slum, the huge church he had built and thereafter we rounded up for a dinner in his nice new house. He made sure I got chicken as that is what he was always served in my parents home when he visited Sweden. Chicken was served with Ugali and cabbage.
Yesterday I was invited to my colleague Julius place where Chicken and rice was on the menu. He had a nice tradition of eating from the same plate with his girlfriend. Always nice to visit peoples homes as you get a better connection with the life and culture of a place.
Posted by Marcus Duveskog at 21:18
Friday, 19 October 2012
Met up with my sister Debbie at her horse jumping competition this afternoon and borrowed her car to take my Finnish Colleague Ville to Nairobi national park. At the moment Ville (and I) are working with students from Chepkoilel University on developing an educational forestry game for android tablets.
Posted by Marcus Duveskog at 19:45
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Monday, 24 September 2012
hot springs there. With the hot pools it did not matter that the weather wasn't that great. They pumped the water from the springs into a highly located pool that was 44 degrees (too hot), as the water from one pool filled up the next the other pools gradually decreased in temperature (40, 38, 34 and 28). A truly enjoyable weekend where we also did an hour of horse riding.
Posted by Marcus Duveskog at 21:15
Sunday, 9 September 2012
Did a Coastal drive along the whale coast but the only whale we saw was here in Gordons bay only few km from where we stay in Strand. Since the whales were hiding at the world famous whale spotting town Hermanus, we instead went to Arabella's in Kleinmond where we enjoyed some sauna and spa treatments.
Posted by Marcus Duveskog at 10:53
Sunday, 26 August 2012
Thursday, 23 August 2012
Saturday, 18 August 2012
Sunday, 12 August 2012
This weekend we are having a family reunion where my fathers six siblings and many of my cousins and their children have gathered to further strengthen our already strong family ties. Nice to catch up with all the relatives and especially those who I have not met in many years.
Posted by Marcus Duveskog at 01:41
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Sunday, 5 August 2012
Took the ferry over to Åland after an invite from my old classmate Samuel. Was nice to meet him and his family , I also got to meet my other classmate from Åland - Lucas and his family. One of the highlights was to explore some of the islands by bicycle.
Posted by Marcus Duveskog at 09:06
Friday, 3 August 2012
Wednesday, 1 August 2012
Went to visit Debora's piece of land far out in the Swedish forest. While me and my dad was preparing the boat with some tar paint, Heidi and my mother was picking blueberries. On the way there we stopped for some food with a view in Orbaden.
Sunday, 29 July 2012
Thursday, 26 July 2012
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
In Durban where Heidi is teaching at the universities this week. Glad we got up with the sun this morning to enjoy the lovely sun rise. Despite the early hour surfers were already out facing the waves. There is a film festival happening in town and yesterday evening we went to see Nairobi half life which was quite a good movie for being produced with a low budget.
Sunday, 22 July 2012
Posted by Marcus Duveskog at 01:58
Monday, 16 July 2012
Thursday, 12 July 2012
Monday, 9 July 2012
Started the day with taking of to Goedgedacht Farm where Johannes Cronje is keeping his research group for academic writing this week. In the evening I joined Heidi for her opening of the training she organized this week at Stellenbosch University.
Sunday, 8 July 2012
Monday, 25 June 2012
Posted by Marcus Duveskog at 20:38
Friday, 22 June 2012
Midsummer or rather midwinter is celebrated with my sister Debbie in Arusha where she is attending a horse riding competition. She just won one of the dressage classes so guess she is quite good at the silly walks with horse kind of sport, guess this is what inspired John Cleese in the monty python. Staying at a lovely place with some semi wild animals such as the Eland that started flirting with my sister. A very eventful day so far :)
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Sunday, 10 June 2012
Posted by Marcus Duveskog at 20:37
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Egypt Air plane had somehow missed the runway ending up blocking the only runway forever... As far as I understood there was at least no one injured. Once arriving in Eldoret I was taken to the hotel by someone from Moi University, due to the late arrival I did not get to visit the university today.
Posted by Marcus Duveskog at 16:59
Sunday, 3 June 2012
Botlierskop Game Reserve. We stayed in a luxury tent and enjoyed a lot of fun activities: game drive, helicopter ride, horse ride, tennis, canoeing and excellent food. A very memorable birthday - THANKS A LOT HEIDI!
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Monday, 7 May 2012
Monday, 23 April 2012
Friday, 20 April 2012
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Thursday, 19 April 2012
Sunday, 15 April 2012
Posted by Marcus Duveskog at 23:06