The bigness of small things in life

konditorei

We are living in a small village with 2763 inhabitants. Did I say living? Now this is the declared number of people living around here, if you just walk casually down the street, you could feel that this number is much lower. And you could be right. Who knows, I haven’t counted every single one of them, that’s for sure.

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The Oslo Report: Best Thing since the Wheel

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Norway could be called awful, boring, depressing. For a lot of reasons. And rightly so. It is cold. Days in winter go like dark-very-foggy-dark. But boy have they invented the best thing since the wheel. That’s right, it all comes from Norway, packaged in the disguise of an ordinary, overpriced thermos. A thermos that costs 299 NOK. You can buy it from 1st of December at gas stations. But this is not just another item that it is double-triple the price here, just ’cause they can. Not at all.

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The Oslo Report 2

bialetti

Yesterday I just handed in my documents for a D-number after I’ve queued in the G line. Basically, I went to the tax office for a tax number.

Also I realized that Halloween is actually a thing here. Little kids filled the neighborhood, roaming on the streets for trick and treat I guess. Quite the surprise to see a full fledged culture for this thing here…

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5 Surprising Things in Brazil

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Originally I wanted to write an article with all the interesting stuff that surprised me on my travels, but it turned out to be close to 1000 characters. Who reads 1000 characters? No one. And I didn’t want you guys to just check the images. So this will be the first part of a series of articles about surprising stuff in Brazil from an European perspective. An Eastern European one.

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The Best Coffee Place In Cluj

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The quest for searching the best coffee place in Cluj started 5 years ago. I’ve been a student in this city. During this period I have tried and tested every cafe that is worth going to in this city. I have also tested most of the places that aren’t worth going to, but that’s another story. This one is about great coffee.

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The Best Thing Since the Invention of Fire

OK. Maybe not since the fire, just the internet. It is a range of portable coffee makers by a company called Handpresso, espresso machines for traveling.  They have options for you car, for your boat, for your tent and for holidays. There is an espresso machine that doesn’t even require electricity. At all. And it makes real espresso, real 6-bar pressure for at least 15 seconds requiring type of espresso. Don’t believe me? Check out the video below.

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Weekend Reads 4

macbook coffee

This weeks collected content starts with a link about bad habits: hammering the elevator close button for no reason. Lots of coffee content inside: a short infographic and a long article. A very interesting article about McDonald’s rebranding efforts and the olympics. You can also read about why it pays to be grumpy and how to build good organizational culture. If you make it all the way to the end of the links you can learn how to survive any office job you will ever get. Enjoy!

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CoffeeWhat? – Everything You Need to Know about Espresso

macbook coffee

When I started this blog I had four main topics in mind that were my four main interests at that moment. Marketing, language learning, travel and coffee. I feel that I’ve managed to do a fairly good job with content creation in the first three but not with the last one. I will try to write a bit more about coffee on the blog to the best of my knowledge. That being said I’m not an expert by any standard, but I think I’m a fairly well informed consumer and I have a genuine interest in the topic. I am sure that I’ll learn a thing or two about coffee while writing these posts so come along with me on this journey of learning about your morning cuppa.

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Why Paris is not the City of Coffee

iphone and coffee

Ok. In a way it is the city of coffee. Everyone is drinking it in every restaurant. But the French are used to drink low quality coffee. They care a lot about eating well, but they have no idea about drinking a good cuppa. As a French guy said it rather witty: people get served 500 euro meals and .20 cents worth of coffee.

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3 Paris Myths Destroyed

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With being among the most visited cities of the world is no surprise that a huge amount of stereotypes arise about the city. Some of them hold true, but today I’m going to share 3 myths that I don’t believe are true based on my own, personal experience.

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