Category Archives: Travel

Looking for a Place to Write

“When are you going to send us your new articles?” editors from Delhi to New York inquire, their voices filled with anticipation and urgency. Readers from Hamburg to Pretoria browse the papers they just purchased at the newsstand, looking for an … Continue reading

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“… and the noble gesture of the German commander”

“If I hadn’t followed orders, I would have been shot myself” the culprits say, and their defense attorneys call it “acting under superior orders” when someone is indicted for crimes committed during World War II. A handy excuse, this alleged moral dilemma. Except that … Continue reading

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These birds are having fun

(Photographed at the Municipal Park in Trani, Apulia, Italy.)

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Burglar-Friendly Facade

Breaking into this house does not even require the skills of John Robie aka “The Cat” in the Hitchcock film “To Catch a Thief”. (Spotted in Trani, Apulia, Italy. The exact address will be shared for a stake in the loot.)

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Free Internet

But only for lawyers: (Spotted in Trani, Apulia, Italy.)

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Video Blog: Macedonia by Train

Of course there is also a video to accompany my article on travelling through Macedonia by train. But this time, it won’t be one of my self-made, stuttering amateur videos in which you can’t understand anything because of the noisy wind. No, … Continue reading

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Macedonia by Train

A lonely steam engine rests on the tracks. It is no longer operational, but it fits well into the image created by the train station. Prilep is the fourth-largest city in Macedonia, but the train station looks like that of a … Continue reading

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