Category Archives: Life

The Danger of a Beautiful Day

It was supposed to be winter, but the day was unseasonably mild, warm even. I dressed quickly, confident that I needed neither hat nor gloves, and left the house, lured outside by the sun, the warmth and the joyful day … Continue reading

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Most Travel Advice is Useless

The internet is full of questions about travel and, having visited or lived in 62 countries or so, I regularly receive many such questions myself: What is the best place to visit in Germany? When is a good time to … Continue reading

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A Lonely Walk in the Snow

Humans who are cold can’t really be beautiful. Nature can. It looks like the perfect day for a long walk, with the sun shining from above and being reflected by the snow on the ground. So much light, and so … Continue reading

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Feeding the Hungry

I had promised that I would bring a pizza, but apparently, she didn’t trust me, or men in general. She had also prepared a huge pot of soup and an even larger bowl of salad. As we, purposefully working together, … Continue reading

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Bloodbath

Listening to the conversation between the surgeon and her two assistants today, I overheard some things that got me slightly worried (and thankful for that curtain between my head and the part that I was operated on). “Oh my god! … Continue reading

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Big Dreams

I went on a date, which was of course a mistake. As we were cruising in her Volkswagen Golf, stopping at green lights and crossing red ones, she asked a straightforward question: “So, what do you want to do next … Continue reading

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Anthony Bourdain, 1956-2018

Food is a big part of travel. For some people, it’s the most exciting part. Unfortunately, food is the part of life in which I am least adventurous. I wish I was open to try anything once, but if somethings … Continue reading

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