Category Archives: Travel

Lisbon in the Time of Corona, Cholera and Cocaine

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

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Well, I guess I have to travel to Singapore then.

Zur deutschen Fassung dieser Träumerei. You hopefully all remember my dreamy plans of the longest possible train journey? From Portugal via Spain and France through Central Europe to Russia, then branching off to Mongolia, through China and finally to Vietnam. … Continue reading

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“Slow Trains to Venice” by Tom Chesshyre

Whether I cross the Canadian prairie with old-order Mennonites, steam to Stockholm in a frenzy of unconnected connections, or whether I am dreaming of “the big one”, train journeys are quite popular on my blog, it seems. Apparently, publishers are … Continue reading

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Living in a Bunker

Zur deutschsprachigen Fassung. Italy has seen a lot of wars. Illyrian wars. Eritrean War. World War I. War of Independence. Samnite Wars. World War II. Italian-Turkish War. First Battle of the Isonzo. Alexandrian War. Second Battle of the Isonzo. Italian-Libyan … 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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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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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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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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To Stockholm, on a Train of Uncharted Consciousness

Wenn Ihr Deutsch könnt, lest diesen Bericht lieber auf Deutsch. Das ist das Original. Ungekürzt. Und um Längen besser. I slept very bad. Got almost no sleep at all. Although I am constantly traveling and have been to five continents … Continue reading

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Peak Sweden

Yesterday at Hellasgården: After only being able to pay for the ice cream by card, I sat by the lake, reading a Sjöwall/Wahlöö novel, when two tall blonde girls came, got completely naked and jumped into the lake, frolicking frivolously. … Continue reading

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