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.

Hey Elise, can you take out the trash?

Every few days, my regular good-morning concert of yapping dogs, hammering neighbors, beeping cars and weeping babies is enriched by Beethoven’s Für Elise. First I thought that one of the neighbors has a monotone taste in music and is playing the song … Continue reading

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Money in Politics

In his autobiography My Early Life: A Roving Commission, Winston Churchill recounts his first attempt to run for a seat in the House of Commons, the democratic half of the British Parliament. Early in November [1898] I paid a visit … Continue reading

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A walk around Isfahan

I was in Iran for the first time in December 2008 and January 2009, one of my traditional Christmas/New-Year getaways, hoping to escape these awkward festivities. However, many people still wished me “merry Christmas” or “a happy new year”, with some Iranians … Continue reading

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“You can park in the garden.”

Photographed in Chisinau, Moldova.

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Emma & Timmy

I heard that cat photos make blogs more popular. Luckily, my mother sent these photos of her two cats Emma (brown) and Timmy (grey).

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“Church was really boring today”

Photographed outside of the cathedral in Puno, Peru.

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Where God takes Cash

Whenever material things, money, worldliness, become the center of our lives, they take hold of us, they possess us; we lose our very identity as human beings. Pope Francis, 29 September 2013 This new line of the Catholic Church, breaking … Continue reading

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