Category Archives: Travel

Not my kind of hostel

South America is noisy enough, I definitely don’t need a hostel that advertises “party”. (Photographed in La Paz, Bolivia, where I found quieter and cozier places to stay.)

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Murder on Easter Island

“Are you here to investigate the mysterious deaths?” I was asked when I arrived on Easter Island, shattering the image of a peaceful paradise. “No,” I replied, but it made me curious. Over the following days, I should find plenty … Continue reading

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The little Literature Lover

The museum in Narihualac was closed. All I could do was walk through the dusty streets of the small village, watch one of the many religious processions which take place in Peru every day and visit some bars to soak … Continue reading

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South-Pacific Idyll with a War Ship

During my visit on Easter Island, the island was protected by the French frigate Prairial. This meant not only that drug smugglers stayed away for that week (the Prairial had just captured 680 kg of cocaine), but it also provided particularly idyllic views.

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A Workout with a View

Easter Island is the perfect place to get slim and healthy: food is so expensive that you’ll automatically be on a diet. As there are no buses, you have to walk/run/cycle everywhere (although never for long because someone will stop … Continue reading

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Thoughts of the Day 3

Always funny: places that don’t serve Coca Cola or other “capitalist”/”imperialist”/”Western” drinks, but all the staff have Apple phones and computers. The Guardian confirms my numbers on Britons applying for foreign citizenship. Somehow I found the list of US Presidents … Continue reading

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The homeless non-beggar

Shortly after midnight at the train station of Cluj in Romania. The night train to Targu Mures has been canceled without any information about the underlying reason, let alone a replacement train or even a bus. With my broken Romanian, … Continue reading

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