00/13 Japan Trip to Kansai Region
As for this years vacation my wife and me will be traveling to the land of the rising sun to find out a little more about the world known custom culture in Japan. Also we do look forward for all the countless beautiful shrines and temples across the country and not to forget the excellent tasty cuisine!
>> Stay tuned :-)
11/12 Thailand Round-Trip
After more than 10 years my wife and me decided on a Thailand roundtrip to visit our relatives. Since they life spread all over the country, it was the best opportunity for us to see once again the beauty of the hilly country side of the north and the tropical sea side of the south and what have changed since then.
>> Coming soon
07/11 USA Trip to Flint, Michigan
A small group of Swiss Chevrolet enthusiasts traveled from Europe to the United States to join the centennial celebration of 100 years Chevrolet Motor Company which was organized by the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America and was held in historic vehicle city of Flint, MI.
>> Coming soon
05/11 Interpack Process and Packaging
For this years exhibition at the Interpack show, my job took me to the city of Düsseldorf in Germany. For the intense but fun time I would like to thank all my colleagues for the unforgettable time and the great team work during the past two weeks. Anytime again guys :-)
01/11 Korea Trip to Jincheon, Cheongju, Jeongeup and Seoul City
For some servicing jobs and a commissioning job at very extreme weather conditions, I had the chance to get for my very first time to exciting South Korea! Big thanks to my colleague Mr. Kim from our representative office in Seoul for the fun time!
07/10 China Trip to Jinjiang, Fujian
For a commissioning job at "Golden Crown Company", I had the chance to get once again to JinJiang City, Fujian with its exciting night life, its colourful lighted shopping mile and its countless tasty restaurants. Big thanks to my teammate Lisa from our representative office in Beijing for the unforgettable time!
07/10 Taiwan Trip to Taoyuen City
For a new servicing job at "Hunya Foods" and after so many months I spent in Taiwan in 2009, I felt like kind of home coming to a good ol' place I always loved to stay at. Big thanks to all the machine operators and to the guys from the R&D departement for their dedicated work on the new products!
01/10 Japan Trip to Kobe, Seishin
To relocate a complete chocolate production line at Morozoff Ltd. in Kobe, my workmate and myself had the big pleasure to start the new year with an extra challenge in exciting Japan! Being on my fathers trail again, when he landed as a sailor in Kobe back in the early 70'ties, means a lot to me!
12/09 Brazil Trip to São Paulo Area
For some product optimizing and mechanical servicing jobs to some of our chocolate depositors, my final trip for the year 2009 took me to warm South America :-) First destination in Brazil was Extrema City in the green hilly state of Minas Gerais, later I traveled to several city districts of São Paulo.
11/09 Vietnam Trip to Hồ Chí Minh City
For Vietnam's first chocolate manufacturing company "Grand Place", I had the big honour to travel to exciting Hồ Chí Minh City, formerly known as the city of Saigon. A place on earth no one would expect to get worldclass chocolate and coffee too... What an unforgettable experience!!
08/09 Taiwan Trip to Taoyuen City
For a bigger installation of a fully automated Chocolate production line at "Hunya Foods" in Taoyuen County, my collegue and I had the great chance to travel to the north of Taiwan. As one of our biggest highlights was our seightseeing tour to the "Taipei 101", which made this trip even more memorable.
07/09 China Trip to Jinjiang, Fujian
As a big fan of the asian culture, I finally made it after so many years for the first time to the "People's Rebuplic of China". I felt very honoured to commission one of our first machine on chinese mainland at "Fujian Haolinju Foodstuff Industry CO., LTD" in JinJiang City.
07/09 Day Trip to Zurich, Switzerland
Just before heading to the "Peoples Republic of China", my wife and me decided to visit the beautiful "China Garden" which is located right at the lake Zurich, about 25km from my hometown. It was a wonderful, warm summer day and we had lots of fun. Big thanks to my wife Cherry!
06/09 Canada Trip to Hamilton, ON
In June I had the chance to get once more to Canada for a smaller wet commissioning job at "Karma Candy" in Hamilton, Ontario. Totally unexpected I also had the possibility to see one evening the world famous Niagara Falls, right at the border to the U.S state of New York. Wow... That was really fascinating!
04/09 USA Trip to Ft. Wayne, Indiana
To finalize my job at "De Brand Fine Chocolates", I was in the lucky situation to return to Fort Wayne, USA - in April 2009. I also had the chance to meet my good ol' buddy from the local Chevrolet dealership again, who helped me out so much in finding some rare GM car parts. Thanks Dave!
02/09 Egypt Trip to Cairo
In February 2009 I had a servicing job on a chocolate production line at "Mars Company" in Cairo, Egypt - which my collegue and I installed back in the year 2004. Before returning back to Switzerland, I had a real funny and painfull incident with a local fellow, right at the world famous Pyramids of Giza :-)
12/08 USA Trip to Ft. Wayne, Indiana
In December 2008, just before Christmas I had an installation job of a mid-sized chocolate production line at "De Brand Fine Chocolates" in Fort Wayne, USA - 150miles north of Indianapolis. And WOW... That was cold up here!! Big thanks to Cathy & Tim and their staff for the wonderful time!
07/08 USA Trip to Iowa-City, Iowa
After working for so many years in the field, in July 2008 I did my very first trip to the USA, which was very exciting to me. I had a re-installation job of a chocolate production line at "Bochner Chocolates" in Iowa City, right after the destructive flood in June 2008. I'm thankful for this great experience!
05/08 Turkey Trip to Istanbul
In Spring 2008 a big project at "Altinmarka Company", brought my colleague and myself to Istanbul, the largest city of Turkey and one of the oldest cities in the world. It's also the only metroplis in the world which is situated on two continents. An ancient city which surely has many stories to tell!
04/08 Australia Trip to Surfers Paradise Queensland
The second trip to Australia in my career, took me to the beautiful Queensland's Gold Coast, to Brisbane and Surfers Paradise area for an installation of a chocolate production line at "Belgian Delights" in Molendinar. Big thanks to Family Verstreken!
09/07 Singapore Trip
In September 2007 my job brought my good old companions and myself to "Aalst Chocolate" in Singapore, the smallest nation in southeast asia and one of four remaining city-states in the world. A stunning super high tech city with it's chinese roots and modern, western oriented life style.
07/07 Iran Trip to Tehran & Karaj
In July 2007 I had an installation job of a single chocolate depositor in Karaj, Iran. A place I definately did not expect they do Chocolates! With mixed feelings I travelled to Tehran, and I was really curious how this city is going to look like. And it absolutely surprised me... in a good way!
03/07 France Trip to Paris
For my wifes birthday we went in March 2007 on a short holiday trip to the romantic city of Paris in France. It was big fun shopping at the world famous Champs Elysées while getting to the Louis Vuitton store and spending quite a bite of birthday-money for a very simple women's wallet... Wow, what expensive stuff!!
10/06 Mexico Trip to Guadalajara
In October 2006 my colleague and I had an installation job of two independent chocolate production lines in Guadalajara, the capital city of the Mexican state of Jalisco. Guadalajara is also known as Mexico's "Silicon Valley" due to its strong electronics industry. And wow... they have spicy foods!
11/04 Japan Trip to Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto
In November 2004 two buddies and myself went on our first big trip for an installation job of an unique project of a fully automated chocolate molding line in crazy Japan! It was probably one of the toughest jobs, but one of the very best time in our lives with lots of good memories. Big thanks to Chrigi & Berni!
07/04 Jordan Trip to Amman & Petra
In July 2004 my great instructor Aki and me went on a installation job of a mid-sized chocolate production line in Amman, Jordan. For the weekend we had the chance, on the trail of one of the most famous hollywood character - Indiana Jones, to visit the original film set... The ancient lost city of Petra!
08/01 Thailand Round-Trip
In August 2001 my wife and myself went on a Thailand roundtrip to visit all our relatives. Since they life spread all over the country, it was the best opportunity for us to see the differences between the hilly country side of the north and the tropical sea side of the south, while beeing on the trail of our roots.