Category Archives: Films

Video Blog: Bank Robbery in Tirana

Walking around Tirana one beautiful afternoon, minding my own business and not suspecting anything evil, I spotted these armed men in front of a bank. Quite obviously a bank robbery was in progress. In broad daylight. On the main boulevard of Tirana. … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Final of Football World Cup 2014

Some people use their annual holiday for the Football World Cup. I only noticed that there even is a World Cup after planning my trip to Greece, Macedonia and Albania. I didn’t care, as long as it wouldn’t lead to … Continue reading

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A Relaxing Video Blog

After all the videos about civil war, volcanoes, the last unicorns, daredevil cycling, car bombs, botched lives and extinct civilizations, I am offering you something very relaxing today: (filmed at Syracuse on Sicily)

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Happy Birthday, Donald Duck!

It’s Donald Duck’s 80th birthday. Enjoy this short film which won an Oscar in 1943:

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Video Blog: Discovering a deserted island

As you can see, the island was quite beautiful – apart from the spooky things which had obviously occurred there. Wonderful beaches, coconut and banana trees, sunshine, a light breeze. Paradise. Why didn’t I stay? There was no library.

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Video Blog: Cycling on Sardinia

Last week I was on Sardinia. There were buses and trains, but not very often and not to all of the places I wanted to visit. So I chose a different mode of transport for a few days: The island had … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Don’t Change Your Life!

Please watch this warning message each time you are thinking of giving up your 9-to-5 job, taking a sabbatical, travelling the world or doing something else which would upset your daily routine. In short: don’t do it! Why? I’ll explain in … Continue reading

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Is the Cinema still open?

Sometimes, the sign for a place already gives me the feeling that the place might no longer exist. (Photographed at Matera in Italy.)

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The most important moment in the history of cinema

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Video Blog: Giro d’Italia 2014

I just went outside to see why the neighbors are playing opera music and the national anthem and banging wooden sticks on baking trays and pots. The police came by in ever increasing numbers, trying to stop or at least contain the … Continue reading

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