Category Archives: Video Blog

The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Berichts. Puno, a small town in Peru. Situated at 3827 meters above sea level. It’s rather chilly uo there. I go to bed with a jacket and go jogging in the morning to defrost. The people … Continue reading

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Video: Solving the Mystery of Easter Island

Zur deutschen Fassung. Easter Island is shrouded in mysteries. Where did the first inhabitants come from? How did they manage to cross the Pacific Ocean? Why did they do it? What is the point of the stone statues across the … Continue reading

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History Lessons in Bolivia

In a remote jungle school in Bolivia, I am surprised by what the children learn about Germany. Continue reading

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In the Clouds

It was a beautiful day on the island, made all the more beautiful by white fluffy things floating through the ink-blue sky. “Are these air-sheep?”, I asked the farmer in the field, for who would know more about animals, land- … Continue reading

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Hitchhiking in the Time of Corona

Last week, when the Corona crisis really hit, I was on the island of Pico, part of the Azores, in the middle of the Atlantic. There are only two bus routes, each going twice a day, which was not enough. … Continue reading

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A Walk along the Semmering Railway

At first glance, the landscape in the Vienna Alps looks idyllic. But the expert’s eye realizes immediately that something is missing here: a railroad! Because how are the people supposed to enjoy the picturesque landscape if they can’t get there … Continue reading

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FAQ on House Sitting

Zur deutschen Fassung dieser Einführung ins Haushüten. Sometimes, one random encounter changes the course of our lives. When I lived in Montenegro, as I walked down to Tivat from a hike on Mount Vrmac, I bumped into a lady with … Continue reading

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27 Hours on the Train and not a Minute of Boredom

In red neon letters on top of a monumental building, the name “Pacific Central” shines through the night, which is receding rather late and slowly. Walking through the park in front of the station building, I carry my heavy bags, … Continue reading

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Count the railcars, if you can!

Freight trains in Canada are really long. And the drivers are always nice enough to sound the horn when I wave at them. It was the first time that I saw a train with engines in the front, the middle and … Continue reading

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At the Cigar Shop – 50 Years later

I had gone to Huéscar for market day, thinking I might as well look for my favorite Spanish newspaper, El Pais. It would find it at the tobacco shop, I was told. As I entered the store, just around the … Continue reading

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