Category Archives: History

Next trip: Moldova and Transnistria

My birthday will be on 6 July. Strictly mathematically speaking, I will turn 40 then. Searching for a way to postpone this event or to prevent it altogether, an ingenious solution came to my mind, thanks to my legal education, … Continue reading

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Mexican Nazis

During my upcoming travels in Latin America, I won’t need to worry about money. Whenever I will run out of funds, I can work at a college or university and teach German and European history. The demand for such lessons is illustrated … Continue reading

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Obsessed with Shoes?

If you know someone who is obsessed with shoes and you want to cure her, you can try showing her this photo. It puts things into perspective. (Photo taken at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Israel.)

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Smoking against Mosquitoes

Whenever I walk through a mosquito- or fly-infested forest or swamp, I light up a cigar. A strong one preferably. It keeps these rowdy little animals at bay. Now I am happy to have discovered that this is no excuse … Continue reading

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After the Revolution

This afternoon I had a brief exchange with a friend about the long-term effects of the Romanian revolution, probably the most bad-ass revolution of all the 1989 revolutions. As you can see from the following excerpt, I was much more positive … Continue reading

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Two guys walk 60 km to eat a soup.

A friend from Târgu Mureș asked me last Sunday if I felt like “going on a little hike to the hills outside of town”. Of course I felt like it. He wanted to hike to Miercurea Nirajului. I didn’t know exactly where that … Continue reading

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Stupid questions get funny answers

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