Posts Tagged ‘ Boston ’

2015 BMW 535i xDrive Gran Turismo – Dark Graphite

2017/11/05
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Modified: 2017/11/05
Test-Drive-Day-2015-06-14-S

This article is to record all the random and wonderful coincidences and events that led to finding and purchasing a new 2015 535i xDrive Gran Turismo on Sunday, June 14 2015. This article started on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.  This car has a few days of history with me, but it was sitting in the showroom long enough to be discounted and get into an “attractive” zone.  The earliest date on the documentation provided is 2014-09-19 when this car went through inspection before entering a showroom.   Date Event 2015-06-01 MO 15:01 I received an email from BMW to schedule a routine free service appointment for my 2013 BMW 320Xi. 16:12 I…

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14 August 29, 2010: The End – From Zurich to Boston

2017/09/15
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Modified: 2017/07/22
Gas-Station-in-Chiasso

Last Day in Europe On Sunday, August 29, we woke up in Winkel, Switzerland. [09:47] A pleasant surprise – We paid 90CHF for hotel  Landgasthof Breiti, but I was expecting something around 130 CHF. [10:14] It is  Sunday, but Airport Gas Station is opened and there are no lines. Here we paid 79.55 CHF for 48.79 litters  (1.63 CHF/L).  Let’s compare this to some prices we saw 2 days ago on a Swiss-Italian border in Chiasso. I was making this picture to compare gasoline prices later. Only now I noticed that this picture actually captures a plaque stating “Guinness World Record in High Fuel” (nel risparmio di carburante).  I have no idea,…

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14 Trip to Austria and Italy – August 29 – Back to Boston

2017/07/21
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Modified: 2017/04/30
Waiting for flight to Boston

Friday, August 29 – Wien   Next day on Friday, August 29 we had only one item on our to-do list.  We wanted to buy special local treat for our coworkers back in Boston.  We easily accomplished this in a local supermarket for 2.89€ per one bag of Mozart Balls.  In the airport the same bag sold for 12€. Car return was painless.  We drove 1,558.7 km in 11 days. Car rental turned out to be the most expensive item on our itinerary (over a $1000), since air travel was almost free. In Paris we had a layover and had to go through a security check one more time.  We had to…

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Looking for a Vegan Doctor in Boston Area

2017/05/24
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Modified: 2017/04/30
Vegan-Lifestyle

As we get sophisticated about our health, we get more demanding about our doctors. Switching to a vegan lifestyle is challenging enough. Why finding the right doctor should be that hard? How can a doctor help a vegan patient with all the questions, if he or she doesn’t practice a healthy lifestyle? Why am I looking for a vegan doctor? I found that vegan doctors are far ahead of the bunch in medical field.  Vegan doctors don’t tell you to “eat meat and drink milk”. They understand that vegan lifestyle is an ultimate answer to most of your health problems. They do not need to be explained not to prescribe deadly…

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07-04 First Steps in Paris (Friday, July 4, 2014)

2014/07/04
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Modified: 2014/12/20
07-04 21;43 brasserie Les Grandes Marches

What is the point of describing your latest adventures abroad?  It is different language, different money and different people and traditions. But most importantly, it is different brain cell that have to do all the processing for you, and that what makes this experience so unusual and so different.  Overview Thursday, July 3 – Depart from Boston to Paris Friday, July 4 – First steps in Paris       Thursday, July 3 2014   Last day at work – Last preparations and thoughts My paper Notebook is wrapped.  Flight check-in is done.  I ordered taxi for 7PM.  Now I need to get out from work at a reasonable time (2PM), arrive home around 4PM, cut the…

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