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just thoughts of a restless mind...

A trip to "Hrad Kost"

Hrad Kost is the local (Czech) name of the Kost Castle, one of the best preserved medieval castles and one of the major tourist attractions in Czechia. As the rest of the world, Czechia is in lockdown at the moment, so the castle is not open for visits.


Continuing my autumn trips, I went hiking over the last weekend of September which happened to be a long one in Czechia. This time I went to the Krkonose Mountains which are the highest and most visited Czech mountains. I booked a great hotel.

All in all it was a great and relaxing experience the highlight of which was a 20 kilometer hike at ~ 1.300m height.

Happy gardener!

I think it's more than 20 years since I last planted tomatoes. It must have been in my second year when I was studying Agriculture in TEI of Heraclion. Since then many things have happened, among which the fact that I now live in a completely different country.

The idea to grow tomatoes in Prague was intriguing, so I got some Greek tomato seeds from my father, a small glass structure for the flat to pretend it's a greenhouse, and put them there. Some (several) months later, I'm happily eating my huge tomatoes. No pesticides of course, and only a little bit of organic calcium to deal with calcium deficiency resulting to blossom end rot.

Geneva Motor Show 2017

This year I happened to be in Geneva for a business trip when the International Motor Show was on. I understand it's a big thing in the car industry, and although I'm not too much into cars, and I was quite busy not only for work, but also preparing my presentation for Bsides Hannover 2017 I decided to go.

One of the reasons that I went, is that people I care about, like my brother and my son, would enjoy seeing pictures. The result is that not only I went, but I even managed to take some pictures that may not be totally worthless (my photography skills are literally non-existent, in case you didn't know that already).