Euroloppet: (Marxa Beret) & Vuokatti Hiihto

IMG_0005_2This year I had planned 2 Euroloppet Marathons: Marxa Beret and Vuokatti Hiihto. Marxa Beret is the largest ski marathon in Spain, it takes place at the end of January/beginning of February in north Spain near the Andorra’s and French border. Vuokatti Hiihto takes place in northern Finland mid/late March.

Marxa Beret

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Book Review: Red Notice by Bill Browder (10/10)

Red_Notice_book_coverRed Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice is a story of a Stanford graduate who against all common sense went to work in Eastern Europe just after the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. First he worked for Boston Consulting Group and had his first project in Poland, then transferred to Salomon Brothers where he landed another project in Russia. This is an amazing story of how he sensed the business opportunities in Russia, built up his business, Hermitage Capital and how he fought oligarchs and corruption. The story is written in such a thrilling way that you can’t put the book down until you have reached the end and learned his story, and also the story of his lawyer, the late Sergei Magnitsky, and about how the corruption in modern Russia works. Continue reading