Category Archives: Life

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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How dangerous is Abkhazia?

Those were the reactions when I announced my plan to travel to Abkhazia: “Oh, isn’t that dangerous?” (seventeen times) “Be careful, it’s very dangerous there!” (eight times) “But what would you want to do there?” (five times) “You have to … Continue reading

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What’s the priority, car or house?

You can either have a big car and a live in a run-down house or stick to the old car and live in a mansion. As you know, I have neither and travel the world instead. (Photos taken in Tbilisi, … Continue reading

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How to tell if a lawyer is experienced

As I mentioned in the 10 Rules on Finding a Good Lawyer, I think that experience is overrated. Nonetheless, it seems an important criterion for some clients. So, here is a simple test to determine a lawyer’s experience: you have to approach … Continue reading

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Ayahuasca – no thanks!

“I am a very logical person. You could say I am left-brained.” When I heard that remark, I already knew I wouldn’t need to take the guy behind me in the queue at Lima airport seriously. And indeed, he went … Continue reading

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