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Birthday Walk from Vienna to Bratislava

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 were still dark clouds … Continue reading

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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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Lithuania celebrates my Birthday

I feel really honoured: I have only been to Lithuania for one week, and already the whole country put up a huge display of affection by celebrating my birthday today (6 July). All over Lithuania, people put up flags and … Continue reading

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I discovered paradise

For my birthday on 6 July, I went away for a few days. Some hiking and camping, being alone and close to nature. It was beautiful! Without searching for it, I discovered paradise: This was the bay at the bottom … Continue reading

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