I like to travel an see the world, and to
share my experiences. Too often, however, there is too little
time to write down all the impressions, especially when
traveling on business travel - this first report to write is for
the boss, and not about the fun aspects. And, too often I get to
see little more than the insight of the conference hotel. Yet,
fortunately, there have a been a number of exceptions over the
years. On this website, I share some essays about my travels,
most originally written as a letter to a friend and slightly
edited for the website.
In summer of 2004, I spend almost three weeks traveling
through Vietnam and Cambodia. This essay captures my
impressions and photos, including Halong Bay and Hanoi, Hue
and Hoi An, and the Mekong River from the Delta to Siam Reap
and Ankor Wat. (note: this is a large file and may take some
time to download).
In December 2002, I participated in a conference in Bangkok,
and came two days early to explore the city. This essay was
originally written as a letter to a friend at home,
summarizing my spontaneous impressions of this visit to
In 2001/02, I spend a semester as visiting scholar at HKUST,
Hong Kong's leading university. This essay about my
experiences was written for my colleagues 'back home', and
was originally published in the 'Newsletter of the Asia
Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School'.
I have been visiting Hanoi several times in the course of
a research project, and later to visit friends. This essay
captures first impressions when landing in Hanoi for the
very first time in 2001. It reflects the mix of curiosity and
lack of understanding of a newcomer; today I would probably
see some things differently.