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.

The Bodhi Tree

Zur deutschen Fassung dieser Erleuchtung. One or two weeks ago, I was sitting under a tree, smoking a cigar. When out of nowhere came a young man, one of those cool guys with a hoodie and a charming smile: “May … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years Ago, the Battlefields turned Red – November 1921: Poppies

Zur deutschen Fassung. Since this is not only a history blog, but also a travel blog, I naturally thought of combining these two aspects when I began the “One Hundred Years Ago …” series. Under the pretext of urgently having … Continue reading

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New Government Eases Path to German Citizenship

As much as I would like to think that most of you are on this blog to follow my adventurous life, to indulge in my insights into history, to shed tears about my romantic mishaps and to revel in my … Continue reading

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There is a Bus Stop for Everyone

In Germany, some bus stops have two names, so you can choose either name when purchasing the ticket, depending on your political leanings. For example: Republican Street / Karl Marx Street (Photographed in Eisenhüttenstadt, which may be one of the … Continue reading

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Learning Minimalism from the Kids

Zur deutschen Fassung. I have just started house and rabbit sitting for a family in Germany who will be flying to Tanzania for three months to work in a hospital there. After the family of five had packed seven suitcases … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years Ago, an Ex-Emperor wanted to have another go at it – October 1921: Karl of Austria-Hungary

Zur deutschen Fassung. After World War I, four empires lay in ruins. The former rulers dealt with sudden unemployment in very different ways. The Russian Czar Nicholas II got himself shot. The Ottoman Grand Vizier Talât Pasha got himself shot. … Continue reading

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A Damaged Roll of Film

The other week, when I was living on a ship (did I tell you about that?), the camera must have suffered some water damage. Because one roll of film produced photos with black edges on two sides, and I am … Continue reading

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Cats of Lost Places

There are so many “lost places” photographers, I needed to find my own niche. I opted for lost places that are ruled by cats, like this empty villa in Guben, Germany. Links: More cats. And if you are into lost … Continue reading

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Smuggling Cigars into Poland

Zur deutschen Fassung. At the German-Polish border, there is plenty of police right now. What are they looking for, I wonder and ask. Cigarette smugglers, says the female officer, while her two male colleagues are ostentatiously of the opinion that … Continue reading

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The Situation on the German-Polish Border

Zur deutschen Fassung. As you know, I consider timeliness to be overrated, which is why my report from Guben will be written sometime in the next few weeks or months. But I do not want to withhold the current dramatic … Continue reading

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