You will most likely find me in the forest, next to the lake, reading a book. Just follow the cigar smoke!
I used to work as a lawyer in Germany, but in my heart I have always been an adventurer and an explorer. So I closed my law firm in 2009 and left Germany. I have since lived in different countries in Europe and in South America.
Instead of going on vacation twice a year, I rather move to another country for six months. This slow way of travelling gives me the opportunity to really get to know a region and its people, to learn about the culture, the history, the political and social aspects of a country. Due to my curiosity, I regularly get accused of being a spy. In Iran, I spent one week in prison because of that.
But then, that really changed my life:
For a few years, I have been writing about these trips. But you should be warned: This is not a typical travel blog.
In summer of 2017, I returned to university, studying history. That means I will travel less, but oddly enough this may mean that I have more time to write and publish. And I brought home plenty of notebooks filled with stories from my trips. But in order to keep the blog alive, I have to ask for your support.
One of my current projects is “Journey to the Center of Europe”, in which I travel to all the places which have ever claimed to be the geographical center of Europe, discover what these places teach me about Europe, and hopefully turn it into a book.
Another ongoing project is “One Hundred Years Ago”, where I pick an event from exactly a century ago and show its continuing influence on today. I am usually surprised myself by what I dig up.
(Für meine deutschsprachigen Leser habe ich auch einen Blog auf Deutsch.)