Category Archives: Travel

Kon-Tiki

Preparing my trip to Easter Island, memories of Kon-Tiki leaped into my mind, one of the first travel/adventure books I read. Thor Heyerdahl and his crew did not sail to Easter Island in 1947, but further north, yet the underlying question if the islands … Continue reading

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The dog is watching out

(Photographed in Salvador, Brazil.)

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What do we eat in Peru?

Guinea pigs and cats. Seriously. The first time I walked past a restaurant in Peru that advertised guinea pig, I disregarded it as one of those funny translation mistakes that sometimes sneak into menus like additives. But no, dear children, … Continue reading

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Timișoara: European Capital of Culture 2021

And now you have the 278th reason to visit Romania: Timișoara will be one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2021. Although I lived in Romania for a year, I just noticed that I have no photos of Timișoara. I have only been to the city … Continue reading

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“Intellectuals for Trump”

I wanted to make a joke about there not being any “Intellectuals for Trump” group, but just to make sure, I did a quick search. And there really is an “Intellectuals for Trump” page on Facebook. It’s nothing serious and … Continue reading

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Full Moon over the Atlantic

Some extra advice for your next cruise: Book your cruise in a way that you will be in the middle of the Atlantic for full moon. You can spot the cruise novices because they overlook this detail when planning their itinerary.

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Next trip: Easter Island

As Peru is turning out to be the noisiest country in the world, I urgently need a time-out. I just want to walk across green meadows, sit by the sea and dig out some ancient artefacts for a week. The perfect place … Continue reading

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