Tag Archives: birthday

Birthday Trip 2017: Caucasus

After staying at my father’s house in Germany for two weeks, he reminded me of the tradition to go on a road trip for my birthday, coming up on 6 July. When my plans were too petty – some hiking … Continue reading

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Sad things (16) Birthday Party

When you invite your friends to a birthday party and nobody shows up. Photographed at the Kalemegdan fortress in Belgrade, Serbia.

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The perfect parcel

Books, chocolate, cigars. Anything else, I can do without.

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Video Blog: Birthday Song in Tiraspol

To prevent my 40th birthday from becoming legally effective, I spent 6 July 2015 in Transnistria which is not recognized by any other country. As always, I had not planned a large party. Instead, the journey and the new impressions and experiences … Continue reading

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6 July is International Kissing Day

Yes, there is a day for EVERYTHING. And today, it’s International Kissing Day. I’d like to draw your attention to some countries where kissing in public is still a crime and is being actively prosecuted: Dubai, Singapore, India, Iran, Indonesia. … Continue reading

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Giving Presents

I don’t receive many presents. But then I give presents even less. Maybe it’s better that way. Receiving or giving presents can be a sad occasion. I remember the times when I was browsing book stores for hours, pondering what … Continue reading

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Half-Time

Today I turn 39. Based on the statistical life expectancy in Germany I have another 39 years to live. It’s half-time in my life. If this was a football match, you would watch some commercials and listen to daft commentary by a former … Continue reading

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