Category Archives: Travel

Climate Change is Real (my TEDx video)

After giving a talk at a TEDx conference in Romania in 2015, I stayed in contact with the very friendly team in Târgu Mureș even after I moved to South America. So, for this year’s conference, they asked me for a … Continue reading

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Video: Travel Advice

It’s really not that complicated:

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How to keep the Jehova’s Witnesses at bay

Remembering in how many countries the Jehova’s Witnesses have already visited me at home could almost make me paranoid: in Germany, England, Malta, Lithuania, Italy, Romania, Bolivia and Peru. In Sicily and in Romania they showed up within days after me moving in, … Continue reading

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Who made the first infographic?

Reading about Alexander von Humboldt’s scientific voyage in South America, I stumbled upon his Naturgemälde (“painting of nature”) which he drew after almost conquering the summit of Chimborazo in Ecuador in 1802. It shows a cross section of Chimborazo, arguably the highest mountain in … Continue reading

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How not to get robbed in South America

“If you are going to be pick-pocketed or mugged in Brazil, Salvador is likely to be the place,” says the Lonely Planet guide on South America. “Don’t take anything with you when you walk around Salvador. No watch, no expensive … Continue reading

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The comforting dog

Usually, I don’t like dogs. If the dogs aren’t extremely stupid, they notice that and leave me alone. But when I was stranded in Copacabana during my move from Bolivia to Peru, and when I thought that I had lost all … Continue reading

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Mixed Signals

When you adorn your house with $-signs, but put up a note that it’s not for sale. Photographed in Avenida 6 de Agosto in La Paz, Bolivia.

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