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.

One Hundred Years Ago, the Habsburg Empire was finished for good – April 1922: Emperor Karl I

Zur deutschen Fassung. In April 1922, so much stuff happened that, as earth-shattering as each of the events may have been, I can only devote a cursory glance to some of them. Like the death of his beloved majesty, Emperor … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years Ago, they Showed a Movie that Should Never Have Been Made – March 1922: Nosferatu

Zur deutschen Fassung. When I started this series, I promised that we wouldn’t deal with war, revolution and upheaval every month, but sometimes also explore the lighter things in life. Cats and culture, for example. That’s why we are heading … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Tears

Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Berichts. It’s been two years since I visited my friends Yaniv and Nastya in Odessa. Because of Covid, we hadn’t had any chance to meet since, but this spring we wanted to make it happen. In … Continue reading

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Humanity’s Response to Catastrophes

A symbolic photo, taken in Odessa, Ukraine.

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Attack on Odessa

I am currently working on an article about the Ukrainian port city of Odessa, where I was staying in January 2020, until the Corona pandemic called me back home. Because the article will be as comprehensive as you already fear, … Continue reading

Posted in Military, Photography, Travel, Ukraine, World War II | Tagged | 6 Comments

Blue & Yellow

When I lived in Ukraine, I poked fun at how many things were painted in blue and yellow, down to rubbish bins and park benches. I wouldn’t do that anymore today. Now, I am happy about every blue-and-yellow flag which … Continue reading

Posted in Macedonia, Ukraine | 6 Comments

A Postcard from the Teutonic Knights

These days, I am finally finding the time to write and mail the postcards promised to supporters of this blog. I know that some of you have already been waiting for months. But, as so often, it turns out that … Continue reading

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Hitchhiking as Science

Zur deutschen Fassung. Hitchhikers have this image of hapless hippies, too stoned to catch the bus in time. Or guys who just got out of the joint and ain’t got no money for no ticket to nowhere. In reality, many … Continue reading

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Walking from Castle to Castle

Hiking in this part of Germany, you don’t need a map. The castles, towers, fortresses and ruins will guide you just fine. Continue reading

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One Hundred Years Ago, Sweden set out to Create a New Man – January 1922: Eugenics

Zur deutschen Fassung. So, what are your resolutions for the new year? Drink less, eat more, go to bed earlier, forward this blog to some friends? These are all good resolutions, for sure, but they’re a bit modest. Look at … Continue reading

Posted in History, Human Rights, Philosophy, Sweden | Tagged , , | 6 Comments