sábado, noviembre 24, 2007

Wiidra, Wii + Sidra [Wii + Cider]

Wiidra is a game that uses part of the Wii hardware in order to simulate maybe the most popular Asturian traditions: "Escanciar", the way we pour the cider, our typical drink.

Wiidra has been developed by Fundacion CTIC, aka, the company that I am working to.

If you want to know more about it:
Post in English of my colleague, Diego Berrueta

Noticia con video en www.elmundo.es

viernes, noviembre 23, 2007

[Remember] Daze - Superhero lover

Work + Business course = no life :-)

Just a videoclip of a song from a long time ago ...

domingo, noviembre 11, 2007

Visa to Russia in Riga [Ladpluss]

If you need to visit Russia and you are in Riga, you can go to Ladpluss.

The main office is in Marijas iela 9, 11 birojs , Rīga [Near Origo Square, the main train station]. See it in the map

For your visa to Russia you will need:
  • Your passport
  • 1 photo (not photocopy of a photo!!)
  • Money (from 34Ls = 40euros (ready in 10 days) to 65Ls = 100euros (ready in 2 days))
You will need to hire a medical insurance, but it is quite cheap (around 0,35 Lats per day).

And be ready to speak a mix between English, Russian and Latvian.

Good luck!

St. Petersburg - Day 1


20 September. I had finished my intership in Adverbum and I had one week of holidays before return to Spain. So we (my cousin Alvaro and me) decided to go to St. Petersburg, Russia.

The trip started with a the taxi driver in Riga trying to cheat us:
Taxi Driver: It is 3 lats
Me: And why in the taximeter appears 1.95 ???
Taxi Driver: Don't worry he he he
Me: Yes, yes ... I don't worry. Your 2 lats. Bye!

From Riga, you can go by train, plane or bus (Eurolines or Ecolines). We had chosen the bus option for 2 reason:
  • Schedule. The travel was during the night
  • Price. Return ticket (billete de ida y vuelta) for 43 euros.
After 12 hours of bus, we arrived in St Petersburg after suffer a traffic jam. In the bus stop, Miguel (3/4 Spanish, 1/4 Russian friend) was waiting for us.

Miguel and Carlos Tejo

I wan to say a big Thank you! because he took care of us before the trip and during the trip. Although he had to attend some other events, we could meet a couple of times and he teached us a lot about Russian life. If you want to know more about Russia, go ahead to his blog in Spanish Los Diarios Rusos de Mijail Antonovich.

Miguel guided us until our new home, Nord hostel. It is a highly recommened place. Two minutes far from the Hermitage (the f**** middle of the town)!!!

So, it was time to visit a little the city.

Spit of Vasilyevsky Island

In that place there are 2 things: Weddings and limousines.

Bear, Wedding and Musica

Peter and Paul Fortress
Contains a number of buildings including the Peter and Paul Cathedral, where all Russian tsars from Peter I to Alexander III are interred and the remains of the Imperial martyrs, Nicholas II and his family and entourage, were also interred there, in the side St.Catherine's Chapel.

Walk and fire woman
That's happened during a short walk around the city center, in a park...

Fire & Woman

Bonus Photo
Bus & Toliet