Author Archives: Andreas Moser

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.

Journey to the Center of Europe

Zur deutschen Fassung. It is July 15th, 2022. A beautiful summer day. I managed to get up and leave home early. After all, I am about to embark on a rather unusual outing. And to be honest, I couldn’t really … Continue reading

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Nobody needs an Airport

Zur deutschen Fassung. Have you been wondering how the revolutionary 9-euro ticket has transformed travel in Germany? Well, as expected, trains and buses are visibly fuller, sometimes crowded, although rarely overcrowded. (And if so, it’s always because of people who … Continue reading

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Drug Dealers with an Honor Code

Zur deutschen Fassung. July 2022. Hasenheide in Berlin-Neukölln. A large, green park with a petting zoo, an open-air cinema, a dog-walking area, an arboretum, a monument to the women who allegedly rebuilt Germany after World War II (which is a … Continue reading

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Escaping the War

You can’t hear it in the photo, but the girl was crying. Photographed in Solotwyno, Ukraine, in July 2022.

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One Hundred Years Ago, two young Men left Bavaria for the United States – June 1922: the Vogl Brothers

Zur deutschen Fassung. When thinking about migration, we distinguish between push- and pull-factors when we try to get to the bottom of migrants’ and refugees’ reasons to move/flee. The former refer to incentives to leave a place and move away. … Continue reading

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Back from the Carpathians

Zur deutschen Fassung. Shockingly little has happened on this blog in the last few months. :-( First, this was due to university, where I am working on a paper about the history of labor in the Middle Ages and in … Continue reading

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Slow Down!

Photographed on my last New Year’s Eve hike.

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Film Review: “Top Gun Maverick”

I can keep this short: A boring macho-kitschy movie, where half-dead actors are put on stage in a vain attempt to reanimate plots that have been dead for a long time. The only good thing is that the flying seems … Continue reading

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Walking from Kötzting to Viechtach

Zur deutschen Fassung. That should be an easy walk, I thought, as there is a river connecting the two towns in the Bavarian Forest. Well, there is a river. But there ain’t always a path. So I had to climb … Continue reading

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Battlefield Tourism – Then and Now

Zur deutschen Fassung. The following is the English translation of a presentation I gave during a field trip with my university to Ypres. Because it’s a German university, there is a focus on German (language) sources and on the German … Continue reading

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