Wednesday, 8 October 2008


Last week, I had the opportunity to join 50 other delegates in the annual Amsterdam Partners network trip ( to the wonderful city of Barcelona. The group - as always - consisted of influential civil servants, entrepreneurs and 'players behind the scenes' from in and around Amsterdam, and we met up with our counterparts from Barcelona. 

The trip was loosely organised around the topic "the Olympic Games as a catalyst for Urban Development"; very interesting indeed. The program consisted of a number of formal and informal presentations, a visit to Camp Nou, a supernice bicycle tour around the newer parts of town, some great food, some bad Karaoke (involving a certain mayor whose name will not be disclosed) and a flamenco dancing course. Great.

As usual though, the greatest inspiration came from the small things: a 'Look Out For the Gimp' warning sign

Posted by James

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