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You are still waiting for my postcard?

Thanks to everyone who supports my blog! As promised, I send you a postcard from one of my journeys. If you are still waiting, it could be for the one I mailed in Humberstone in Chile. I should have guessed … Continue reading

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Where can you still find Postcards?

To add an element of crowdfunding to this blog, I promised a postcard from South America to every contributor. Only when the first donations came in, I realized how hard it has become in 2016 to find postcards. Only 10 … Continue reading

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Do you want a postcard?

This blog has a lot of useful information on law, for which I would have charged you outrageous fees when I was still working as hot-shot lawyer. It has travel articles without any advertisement and without the promotional bla bla you find … Continue reading

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Sad Things (15) Postcard to myself

Every day, I run down the stairs with excitement to unlock my letterbox with great anticipation, awaiting postcards from around the world. Every day, all I get is another disappointment. I can’t even remember when was the last time that I received … Continue reading

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Sad Things (13) Postcard from Viktor Orbán

Returning from a two-week holiday, I was excited to open my mailbox as soon as I came home. I expected parcels, fan mail, magazines and postcards from around the world. You can imagine my disappointment when, upon my return from the Balkans … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years Ago, Whites couldn’t bear Blacks being Successful – May 1921: Black Wall Street

Zur deutschen Fassung. The average white family in the U.S. has a net worth of $ 171,000, while the average family of color has one of $ 17,150. That this tenfold wealth gap cannot be due to individual effort or … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts (24)

Good news: the days are getting longer. Unless you live in the Southern hemisphere, then you are doomed to darkness. And unless you live on the equator, in which case you are missing out on something fabulous. My sister asked … Continue reading

Posted in Austria, Books, Brazil, Canada, Economics, Germany, Iran, Language, Politics, Religion, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Travel, UK, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Paypal is hyper-sensitive

As you know, I offer to send postcards from spectacular places for a small donation. This helps to keep this blog going, and it brightens up your life when one evening after a long day at the office you find … Continue reading

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House Sitting ain’t always a Holiday

I am currently house/cat sitting in Trento, Italy. At the invitation of a fellow history student, I am watching his two cats and – from the balcony – the cathedral where the Council of Trent took place. Earlier this year, … Continue reading

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Hitchhiking, an Odyssey with 50 Hail Marys (part 1 of 3)

Zur deutschen Fassung. Last weekend, I finally hit the road again: hitchhiking through the Swiss cantons of Zurich, St Gallen and Thurgau, across Lake Constance and through the German states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. A brisk 500 km is what … Continue reading

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