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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
Zur deutschen Fassung. “All roads lead to Rome,” the saying went when I was young. But in the centuries since, Lusitania has won its freedom, and all roads to and from the Azores lead through Lisbon. And so it happened … Continue reading
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
After several months of research in archives, in old ruins, and especially in every bar on the island, I am ready to disclose the mysteries I have uncovered – from Holy Ghosts to the Holy Grail. Continue reading
Zur deutschen Fassung dieser Geschichte. I called the pizza place to order a Big American pizza. Deviating from the usual procedure, the woman from the pizzeria did not accept the order with joy. Instead, she became rather serious: “Well, about … Continue reading
Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Artikels. Fim do Mundo, the end of the world, nothing more than a self-mocking name for a bar in a small village on a small island. One might think. If one didn’t know that in Norte … Continue reading
It had just stopped raining and I stepped outside to soak up the fresh air, yet untainted by all the flights that are going to resume next month. The sky said thanks, smiling a double smile. The sun, I think, … Continue reading