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Dr. Peter

Many years ago, when Jan started school there was a group of boys in his class and they grew up together. Many of them went to his recent wedding, some with wives and children. One of the group is called Peter. Actually we call him Herr Prof. Dr. Peter von Long-Legs. Yes, he is tall.

Peter is writing the last part of his doctorate when not lecturing in economics at Potsdam University. Those of you with good memories will remember that at the end of August last year, we went to a conference in St. Petersburg in Russia. This time the conference was in Lisbon in Portugal.

Our host was The Lisbon School of Economics and Management for The European Regional Science Association (ersa) conference. Peter had agreed to give a paper, therefore, he was allowed to bring guests at a reduced price. His mutti and I grabbed the chance.

In my last post I told you I made a mistake about packing. Let’s go back to the Sunday night of the wedding party when I arrived home later than planned. I decided to finish packing when I woke on Monday.

 The alarm woke me at 2.30am. I put the light on then dozed off again. I woke at 3.40am so I had 20minutes to sort myself out. I forgot to pack a number of things and had to buy them in Lisbon. The worst was that I forgot to put my health insurance card into my wallet!

The taxi arrived at 4.00am and off to the airport. I can’t remember much except visiting the duty free shop. You have to get your priorities right! Three hours later we landed in Lisbon and Peter took over the organisation. Actually, he is good at that in addition to knowing where we were.

We settled into our hotel in the centre and relaxed. The rest of the week was a mixture of sight seeing and visits to the conference centre. Peter gave his paper on Thursday and on Friday evening we went to the big end of conference party. We also made it to the old castle on top of a hill which dominates Lisbon. Here are a few pics of our guide and organiser!  Thanks Peter.