Category Archives: Germany

Thoughts of the Day

Every day, my head, my notebooks and pieces of paper all over my apartment rapidly fill up with ideas about articles, comments on current affairs and links to other interesting stuff which I want to turn into stories. Some time. But … Continue reading

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How far can you get by train?

One of my readers wrote that he had been wondering how far he could get if he took his local commuter train and continued traveling with no other means of transport than the railway. As a train enthusiast, I couldn’t stop thinking about … Continue reading

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This blog has a lot of sunsets, some sunrises and a few photos of the moon. What has been lacking so far are photos of a moonrise. My father, who is the real photographer in the family, has captured one:

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How Britons react to Brexit

When I came back home from a trip to the Bolivian jungle yesterday, I had  already received dozens of e-mails from Britons along the lines of “my grandfather was from Germany, can I get a German passport?” As an expert in … Continue reading

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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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The Armenian Genocide

In the Old City of Jerusalem, you know you are in the Armenian Quarter when you see these posters on many of the walls and rusty gates. I still remember my first visit to Jerusalem in 1992. When I spotted … Continue reading

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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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