An evening walk in Trondheim

16 05 2014

Last weekend I was in Trondheim for Jorma Lyly Aikido seminar and after a wonderful time on the mats and watching on TV a lucky victory of my favourite football team, Vittorio, my best friend living in Trondheim, took me for an evening walk around the city to show me some of the street art he has been discovering lately.

Vittorio is becoming an expert of stencils and street art in Norway (and not only) and I have started enjoying as well looking for these cut-off of real life!

Around in Trondheim Around in Trondheim
Around in Trondheim Around in Trondheim

After the nice exploration of the local street art, we went up to Festninger to enjoy the amazing sky that just another Norwegian sunset was offering, and even without a real camera but only my terrible iPhone 3Gs I managed to capture some of that wonderful show:

Around in Trondheim Around in Trondheim
Around in Trondheim Around in Trondheim

Best way to leave Trondheim, in the very early morning, was another wonderful sunrise show:

Around in Trondheim Around in Trondheim
Around in Trondheim Around in Trondheim

So long Trondheim! I’ll be back soon, I hope!

Norwegian sky

11 05 2014

I would have loved you could hang on long enough to share this with me….


First tiramisu back in Europe

11 05 2014


And back in Trondheim, even if only for a weekend!

Not completely satisfied by the result: a little bitter and… a little alcoholic (used port wine in the coffee and you can certainly taste it!!)… But it’s a start!!

Trondheim, I’m coming!!

9 05 2014

Finally today I will be on my way back to Trondheim, even if for only one weekend, but I really miss the place!

Last time was Fall 2010, for Jorma Aikido seminar, exactly like this time!

Missing so much the place, the sky, the friends, the feeling up there.. and happy to see Jorma and the other Aikido friends again!!

Trondheim - Nidaros domine cathedral

Trondheim - sky

Trondheim - 07/2006


Wonderful snow!

30 10 2012

lovely snow landscape @ Trondheim – by Inger

Norwegian lunch

5 10 2012


A paradise of fish: sushi, smoked trout, gravlaks… A little of all tastes with good dark bread and Aas beer…

Good to be back!!

FUNNY THING OF THE DAY – Great sushi, yes but I could not find chopsticks at home!!! :)

Packing again!

25 09 2012

And not only preparing for my trip soon to come to Europe:

  • 26th September: Biella, Italy;
  • 1st October: Lyon, France (Endo sensei Aikido seminar);
  • 4th October: Trondheim, Norway

In Biella there will be time with my family and few friends there, the very few still there, but on the other hand I will have a chance to practice Aikido with Ivano in Biella Aikikai Dojo and see some old friends playing at a special event..

In Lyon, I got a great chance to visit Dominique Rascle sensei dojo for Endo sensei seminar. First time for me in Lyon for Aikido! And very nice to visit Dominique sensei dojo after having had a very good time with him in China last and this year!

For Trondheim there will be more training at NTNUI and Trondheim Aikido club. Many friends will not be there, but I am sure I will get the best time with the few there. Long time no see, long time no practice together!

But, no, the packing that I have started is not only for this trip..

My time in Hefei is coming to an end.

The company where I worked until now is moving to Tianjin for reasons independent from them (long story that will find other space later probably!) and I had signed for the transfer. But now many situation are coming up, so that I know I will have to move from my apartment and most certainly move form Hefei, but the destination is far from clear. Unfortunately the time *is* more or less fixed, and close to my return to China. This does not help.

I have had a clean mind about this, but of course it is going to stress me up, more toward the end of my trip and return to China. Let’s see what will happen.


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