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Germany and back


Friday at work, my tea consumption is sky rocketing...

So this weekend I went to Siegen in Germany to visit my dear friend Marit. We have known each other since we both went to Uni in Skövde. She was an exchange student at the time and very keen to learn about Swedish culture and the language. Sometimes I forget I have  actually moved abroad to Sweden to work and study. Finland and Sweden are very similar if you look to the culture, but not if you compare the language. Swedes also tend to be more open and talkative.

A really old house in Siegen, Germany.

I really hate flying, but that does not stop me from visiting places and ppl I really love. It feels like every time I’m flying I’m sure it will be my last flight. I try to think about the fact that a plane is probably one of the safest places you can ever be. The plane itself if controlled and tested, the pilots and the crew had many hours of training and the cargo and the passengers are very well checked. Each year about 2000 ppl are killed in plane accidents, and even if you are experiencing an accident there’s a big chance you will survive. So, I trust the numbers to feel safe. And some happy music in my earplugs. And something sexy to read to distract me. Whatever floats the boat, right?

 

Some street art

Siegen is a relativity big town, located near Dusseldorf and Köln. The weekend was nice, we watched some Sex and the City, eat good food and took a stroll around Siegen. I realised I actullay understand some German. It’s not that hard if you know Swedish and English.

A package of Russian candy!

Marit celebrated her birthday on Sunday, and got such a cool gift from her brother; a package full of Russian candy! It was so much fun, since neither of us know the Russian alphabet we just had to guess what the candy tasted like. I mean, some of them had pictures of air planes, bears and flowers on them. Not likely the candy will taste of air planes or bears…

 

MilMo themed body wash?!

Look at this, I found some MilMo-themed body wash (or shampoo?) at Marit’s place! I think it has something to do with a contest on Facebook?

Tonight it’s time for a beer with my friends in Malmö : ) Take care!

 

Casual Connect 2012 Part 1

Time to get ready for the first mingle party of the week!

Epic break fast is epic!

The view from the room was amazing!

For those of you who follows me on twitter.som/saxen8 you know that I went to the game developer conference Casual Connect in Hamburg, Germany this week. It was a business trip together with my boss Ola. Last year we went to CC we had a great time and met many interesting developers and companies. Photos from last year can be viewed over here. They are originally from Junebud’s own developer blog.

Since Junbud (the game company where I work as an associate producer) is focused on casual web and mobile games, Casual Connect is one of the most relevant events of the year for us. It’s a perfect way to get to know what’s happening in the industry and catch the gossip.

We stayed at the Radisson Blue hotel, connected to the conference halls. Really convenient to stay at a hotel that’s so close to all the lectures! I think it’s a good investment; you don’t need to hurry in the morning since the lectures stared at 10 am. Last year we had to walk for 40 minutes to get to the conference.

This year speakers for the conference included Google, Zynga, Bigpoint. Kotangent and many more. Usually Ola and I split up and make sure we cover as many lectures as possible, taking notes and photos of the power points. I have over 250 new photos in my iPhone of power point slides…Yay! Gonna publish more photos from day 2 and 3 later. Staying home today with a massive cold…