Category Archives: Travel

How rich is Estonia?

You can tell that a country is abundantly rich and has a prospering economy when there are signs next to the toilet that tell you “Don’t throw money down the toilet”. (Seen and photographed at Tallinn Airport in Estonia.) Advertisements

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Three Generations of Transport

(photographed in Messina, Sicily, Italy in October 2013)

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You know you are in a hotel in Moldova, when …

… you can study electrical engineering in the corridors, the bed looks like from your grandmother’s house in the 1950s (cozy, but a bit short), and the doors between corridors are kept open by 2-liter bottles of beer. But to be fair, … Continue reading

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Sunflowers

In Transnistria I went for a walk from the capital city Tiraspol to Kitskany to visit the monastery there. Along the river Dnestr, which is pretty much the border between Transnistria and Moldova, I walked on paths between the fields, most of the time … Continue reading

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Divorce? Let’s celebrate!

The counseling service of the feminist organization Mujeres Creando in La Paz in Bolivia not only offers advice and help, but also a place to celebrate your divorce. I always thought it made more sense to celebrate freedom instead of its loss. … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Boat

Photographed on Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca.

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How to do Adventure – a Guide in 24 Steps

From my current base in La Paz in Bolivia, I wanted to climb Chacaltaya. It seemed like a relatively easy mountain above 5000 m, and thus a good opportunity to set a new altitude record without falling into crevasses and battling with yetis. In … Continue reading

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