Category Archives: Germany

How Brazilians reacted to the Impeachment

First reactions from the streets of Brazil after the news broke that Congress had voted to initiate an impeachment proceeding against President Dilma Rousseff:

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What is the SS Marching Band doing in Bolivia?

On average, you are awoken by marching bands in Bolivia twice per week and at least once per week you will be prevented from falling asleep at night by a marching band and fireworks. I generally like this, and it’s much better … Continue reading

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German history follows me all the way to Bolivia

A few days ago in Santa Cruz in eastern Bolivia: The Orient Express on which I had come from San José de Chiquitos even further in the east of the country was delayed by an hour, so I had to hurry to get to the airport to catch … Continue reading

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It’s not my fault if I am cold and aggressive.

As confirmed by the Harvard Business Review in an article about negotiation styles, this is the German national character. Although I wouldn’t call my style confrontational, but direct and honest. With me, you will at least always know my sincere opinion. … Continue reading

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My office for the next two weeks

My last two weeks in Europe will be spent in Ammerthal, the small and not very spectacular village in Bavaria, where I grew up. People think Germany is a civilized country, but there isn’t even any shop that is open … Continue reading

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Don’t fly away now!

To the people in that plane: You picked the wrong time to fly away. It’s so beautiful here in autumn. That’s why I will spend two weeks in Germany before flying to Gran Canaria and then taking the boat to … Continue reading

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Berlin Wall in Lithuania

Visitors who come to Berlin often wonder: “What happened to the Berlin Wall?” I found a chunk of it in Lithuania, at Europos Parkas, an outdoor art museum. To address any suspicions about larceny: it was a gift by the Federal … Continue reading

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