Author Archives: Andreas Moser

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.


When enough years have passed since the end of a dictatorship, some people will become nostalgic. They will talk up the positive aspects of the dictatorship, forgetting about the labor camps, the political prisoners, the censorship. They will promote their … Continue reading

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Art in Montenegro

It’s a bit stereotypical with the Balkan-type cap and the drooping mustache, but this is art in Montenegro. It reminds you a bit of the Easter Island heads, doesn’t it? (Photographed at the Winter Palace in Podgorica, Montenegro.)

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Why does the rest of the world not know about Târgu Mureș? It’s a conspiracy!

Târgu Mureș is a beautiful and cute town in Romania, in the heart of Transylvania, with friendly people, an interesting history, the most romantic boulevard in Europe and a spectacular Palace of Culture. Yet, outside of Romania, nobody has ever heard of it. … Continue reading

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The Transformers of Podgorica

When I went to Podgorica, I stayed at a hotel because I had to run the half marathon. I didn’t want a Couchsurfing host to have to get up early on a weekend and to see me in my sweaty … Continue reading

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When the underworld came knocking

Walking across a bridge in Kalemegdan Park in Belgrade, Serbia, when suddenly the ground moved up under heavy groaning and moaning was one of the scariest moments in my life. I could only take this one photo, and then I … Continue reading

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A colorful birdhouse

Lithuania is full of beautifully painted wooden houses. The blue, green, red and orange houses manage to add color even to the longest and coldest of winters. On a visit to Druskininkai I saw that this is not limited to human … Continue reading

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“Why We Lost” by Daniel Bolger

Maybe a book that promises “a general’s inside account of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and how it all went wrong” had to disappoint, but I didn’t expect it to disappoint so much. Lieutenant General Bolger sounds contrite in the introduction: … Continue reading

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