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Zur deutschen Fassung dieses kleinen Ausflugs. Lake Garda is only 50 km from Trento. I don’t really want to go where all the other tourists go. But at Lake Garda, there are not only hordes of tourists, there is also … Continue reading
Zur deutschen Fassung. I don’t remember exactly what year I moved to Lithuania. It must have been about ten years ago. But I do remember that it was on July 1st. Because in the same week, on July 6th, was … Continue reading
Zur Originalfassung auf Deutsch. It had been storming and thunderstorming the whole night. That was good, because the air was clear and it was ten degrees cooler than the oppressive July average. Perfect for hiking. On the other hand, there … Continue reading
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
When you invite your friends to a birthday party and nobody shows up. Photographed at the Kalemegdan fortress in Belgrade, Serbia.
Books, chocolate, cigars. Anything else, I can do without.
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
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
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