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Tag Archives: Maps
Journey to the Center of Europe
Zur deutschen Fassung. It is July 15th, 2022. The early hours of the day are still morning-pleasantly fresh, although it will turn into a very hot day. There is even a bit of a drizzle in between. The kind of … Continue reading
Hitchhiking as Science
Zur deutschen Fassung. Hitchhikers have this image of hapless hippies, too stoned to catch the bus in time. Or guys who just got out of the joint and ain’t got no money for no ticket to nowhere. In reality, many … Continue reading
Posted in Europe, Travel Tagged hitchhiking, Maps, Statistics 20 Comments
Well, I guess I have to travel to Singapore then.
Zur deutschen Fassung dieser Träumerei. You hopefully all remember my dreamy plans of the longest possible train journey? From Portugal via Spain and France through Central Europe to Russia, then branching off to Mongolia, through China and finally to Vietnam. … Continue reading
Could it be that my map of Montenegro is a bit outdated?
Posted in Montenegro, Travel Tagged Maps, Podgorica 11 Comments
Moving to Montenegro
By now, I have really been staying in Ammerthal, the small village in Bavaria where I grew up, longer than I should have. Rent-free living and a cozy room full of books should actually provide agreeable conditions for a student … Continue reading
Posted in History, Montenegro, Travel, World War II Tagged Ammerthal, Kotor, Maps, Yugoslavia 55 Comments
Stupid Maps (1) Bavarian Independence
On the occasion of the attempts by some people in Catalonia to become independent, The Guardian published this map under the headline Beyond Catalonia: pro-independence movements in Europe. This map makes it look as if all of Europe is about … Continue reading
How about tipping?
Wikipedia has this map of tipping customs in restaurants: This might be useful for those of you who like to do things as they are done customarily. Me, I am rather skeptical regarding tipping. And it really pisses me off … Continue reading
Posted in Economics, Travel Tagged boobs, Maps, money, Statistics 10 Comments
Where is the center of Europe?
Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Artikels. Reading the book Black Earth, I became aware of a village in Ukraine that was calculated and named as the geographical center of Europe in 1887: Dilove. “Really?“ I wondered, not because I would begrudge Dilove the … Continue reading
Posted in Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Europe, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Photography, Poland, Slovakia, Travel, Ukraine Tagged Europos Parkas, geography, Maps 13 Comments
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
Posted in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Travel Tagged birthday, Maps 24 Comments