Thursday, November 15, 2018 Cecilie Gamst Berg Blog 43

Jane Hoy Thurlow and husband Wang

Further to yesterday's post about the excellent talk by Jane Choy-Thurlow about the wonderful painter Vermeer, as a former Hong Kong dweller I was

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Cecilie Gamst Berg Blog 66

Girl with red hat Vermeer

Last night was yet another wonderful experience brought to one by the incessantly working Arts Society of Mallorca. This time it was

Sunday, November 11, 2018 Cecilie Gamst Berg Blog 23

Mallorca Cecilie Filming Alcudia water

Shooting a WindsurferTesting, testing... Facebook is a great invention and a superb tool to reach people. But recently they

Friday, November 09, 2018 Cecilie Gamst Berg Blog 73

Hotel Feliz

Sea view or mountain view? How about BOTH! With your dog! 

On my quest to showcase all that my neighbourhood, El Terreno, has to offer, I don't know why I have

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Cecilie Gamst Berg Blog 69

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Who the hell came up with Daylight Saving Timeor Summer Time and Winter Time as we say in Denmark, Sweden and Norway?

 Some people say that Benjamin

Friday, October 26, 2018 Cecilie Gamst Berg Blog 21

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Ah, tourists! Don't you love them? I mean, us? I've come to the sad conclusion that unless I live in my hometown I will always be a tourist. I lived in Hong Kong for 29 years and spoke the language,

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Blog 99

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My relentless quest to eat my way through every restaurant in El Terreno continues, but I'm warning you: After I, or rather some Norwegian friends of mine who came to Palma to celebrate a big

Friday, October 19, 2018 Blog 415

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Having lived out of Hong Kong for eight months, I still notice Chinese people in the street and in shops, and feel they are somehow "my" people. So yesterday when I spotted a place

Friday, October 12, 2018 Blog 307

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Everyone who has met me knows that when it comes to cooking, I'm doctor Jekyll and Mister Gordon Ramsey; fine with the operating table but whatever you do, don't come into the kitchen and

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Blog 383

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One shouldn't joke, ever, it seems. As we drove towards Calvia last night to see the first of the newly established Arts Society of

Cecilie has worked as a feature- and column writer and photographer at the South China Morning Post, as a Cantonese radio presenter at Radio Television Hong Kong as well as making hundreds of podcasts and language videos and travel documentaries.

After 30 years in China/Hong Kong where she ran Happy Jellyfish People’s Democratic Language Bureau specialising in making Cantonese a world language with the slogan “Learn Cantonese the Natural Way – from a Norwegian!” Cecilie’s life mission as a “Cantonese Fundamentalist” was to make the whole world speak Cantonese. Failing somewhat in this endeavour she eventually felt the pull of her European roots, and packed up her beloved “gaff” on Lantau Island, scene of hundreds of Sichuan lunches and dinners, in January 2018.

She now lives in Palma de Mallorca with her two dogs, enjoying fresh air and architectural beauty.