Category Archives: Travel

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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Where George W. Bush is still popular

I have never seen a “George W. Bush Boulevard” or “George W. Bush Square” anywhere in the world. For some reason, he is not very popular anymore. I am not even sure if there is any “George W. Bush Street” in … Continue reading

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Going West

17 July 2014. In the Albanian port city of Vlora (in which Albanian is merely a geographical description because Vlora is such a typical Mediterranean tourism and port city that it might as well be in Italy or in Turkey) I … Continue reading

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He was a Football Fan

(Photographed at the cemetery of Prilep in Macedonia.)

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We didn’t have money for a real church

After a very steep climb on my hike from Prilep to Treskavec Monastery in Macedonia, I was greeted by this model of a church in the middle of a field which will never be harvested due to its inaccessibility and altitude. I thought … Continue reading

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Flower Power

(Photographed in Prilep in Macedonia.)

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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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After Shooting Down of MH17: UN Inspector is puzzled

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Civil War is imminent

Question: How do you know that outbreak of an armed uprising is imminent? Answer: The neighbors are painting their car in camouflage colors. (Photographed in my neighbors’ garage in Bari, Italy in July 2014. You have been warned.)

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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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