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The observations on the world of engineering and travel from a travel weary engineer

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Latest Blog Posts for swedish chef dave

  • Ancient towns of Southern Italy
    on Apr 21, 2013
    I knew that Italy is full of very old ancient historic places, I have worked out of Florence for the last 9 years and have traveled extensively around the Tuscany region but I have had the opportunity to visit the Puglia region of the south and it is...
  • Pisa Tuscany Escapade
    on Dec 9, 2012
    It has been a while since my last blog, but the reasons will be obvious when i tell you, I have been in negotiations for my present job and i didn't want to jeopardise my chances, I have landed a post with a large multinational japanese oil company a...
  • Just accepted a new job, Lecturing in Gas Turbine Operations
    on May 3, 2012
    Since I found out my wife was pregnant last summer, it was pretty obvious that I had to get out of contracting and get a real job, well it took me a good while to find the right sort of job that fitted my experience, you know my background is pretty...
  • Life as a Dad in the Gas Turbine World
    on Feb 13, 2012
    I have been a dad for about 4 weeks and I am feeling the strain, disturbed nights and diaper changing, i am sure it will be worth it one day, it has screwed with my working life, i had to postpone my trip back to Peru. we will see where I end up next...
  • The Dinosaur crane graveyard
    on Jul 31, 2011
    I have almost finished my 11 week trip to Ulsan Korea, to the biggest shipyard in the world, it builds on average 150 large ships a year and they are huge tankers and bulk carriers mostly, to build these monster ships you need monster cranes of all t...
  • How To Check If Your a Redneck
    on Jun 24, 2011
    1. You let your 14-year-old daughter smoke at the dinner table in front of her kids. 2. The Blue Book value of your truck goes up and down depending on how much gas is in it. 3. You've been married three times and still have the same in-laws. 4. You...
  • Week 3 In Ulsan
    on Jun 6, 2011
    I have been here for 3 weeks now and this is a large industrial city with one thing in common, it is Hyundai town, it is the largest shipbuilder in the world and it builds an awful lot of cars here also, but it is clean and well planned sort of and t...
  • Heading Back to Korea, Woohoooo
    on Apr 26, 2011
    I have had my prayers answered, I am not going to North Africa of the middle east this year I am going back to South Korea, the land of the respectful hard working intellectual safe haven for engineering. It is such a relief to know that I am going o...
  • The Last Week of My Korean Trip
    on Nov 30, 2010
    I have had a reasonable trip here, the food was interesting, not the local food but the available international food, they have a barbecue style of restaurant which is very enjoyable, you get raw meat that you cook on a grill on your table, almost a...
  • Something you will only see once in a blue moon
    on Oct 13, 2010
    Ahoy AllI have been trying to enjoy my time at home, but there is too much to do and too little time to do it in, the third floor is almost completely finished, decorated and furnished, bed installed with a nice fake leather bed head, I did a crazy t...
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