12-03-06

Club LaSanta in Lanzarote

 

Hey all,

 

Spending my last days at Club La Santa, a sports resort in Lanzarote. This is something incredible. On their own website they state “Nº 1 sports and active holiday resort in the world, Club La Santa is a real paradise for all people who enjoy sports and an active life.”

 

And I can really confirm. Don’t go for anything else than sports and a bit of rest – it’s all about training. Olympic pool, athletic track, tennis fields, fantastic fitness hall, spinning rooms, basketball and football fields, boxing rings, and so on … On top of that, all material to be rented is really top class.

 

To give you an example: I rented a bike for a tour every day, and got a Cannondale R1000, asked for Look pedals and it was ready.

 

Whilst many professionals come here to prepare (the CSC and t-mobile cycling teams, but also world’s top swimmers, (tri)athletes, I came to become a bit in shape. Since I broke my hand, gaining too many kilos and did no sports. I started with 30km ride last Sunday and completely exhausted, and came to 95km in the last day with the climb of the fantastic Tabayesco (a 10km hill) and when I came back I ran for 3 km and a fitness session.

 

Still very moderate, but the evolution is good. And yep: 20 degrees Celsius feels a lot better than the 0 degrees in Belgium.

 

A high recommendation if you like want to have an active holiday (means: concentrated on sports all day). You’ll rest while doing so. And also: the staff is fantastic. Many Danes, all active people ready to anything to enable a good sporting experience.

 

And yes: we took a Thomas Cook charter flight to get there (only flight that could bring me in the morning), and the time schedule and service was perfect! Voila hans J

 

bart

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10-03-06

Praga Khan - dEUS - Front242

 Hey world.

 

Belgian music all over Brussels last week. First, there was the try-out for the code red of  Praga Khan. A new concept, mixing Praga’s particular style with dance & ballet. Near great. It showed it was the 1st, but it honors their style to dare to try! Maurice deserves that I go back in a couple of weeks. I find it unbelievable how he keeps on re-inventing and not choosing the easy road. Check it out.

 

Last Wednesday, dEUS came to Forrest. Although it’s pretty tough to get your audience along in Forrest concert hall, but dEUS did. I think it’s the best setting the group ever had, with some balance in the group now that Mauro looks and especially sounds as if he had always been there. For me, dEUS now has 2 front men! Cool concert, a small dip in the middle to end great. A must see.

 

Friday: 25 years celebration of Front242 in the Ancienne Belgique. It actually are 2 full days with many sets & dj’s across the AB, but central of course 2 live concerts of front242. These Brussels’ trendsetters gave a good overview of how the early & new songs remained connected. One hears the chemical brothers deep down inside. I didn’t find the concert as great as I expected, but it was fantastic to hear how they remained true to themselves. And to see audiences between 20 and 45 in one room!

And yes: I love to be in this fantastic hall.

 

Off abroad – sporting in Lanzarote.

Cja,

bart

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