Category Archives: Travel

Confusing the Sun and the Moon

As I went hiking to Lake Corani in Bolivia, I could be forgiven for confusing the sun, barely shining through threatening clouds like a spooky moon, on the one side, and the full moon on the other side, shining as bright as if … Continue reading

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While researching the story of a great Romanian adventurer, I found a great Romanian adventurer. But a different one.

When I moved to Romania, I knew that it had produced one of the greatest adventurer of all times. This is the story of how I was both wrong and right at the same time. (Scroll down to the 5th … Continue reading

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Dinner by Lake Titicaca

I only had – as always, for reasons of economy – a plate of quinoa soup and the Bolivian national drink Coca Cola, but the view was edifying enough. I had just returned from a hike to the uninhabited Kakayo Queña peninsula … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Music in the Bolivian Mountains

Walking through the Valle de la Luna outside of La Paz, you not only encounter exceptional rock formations, but also flute players who are performing on one of those rocks, daringly and hopefully free from vertigo.

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Video Blog: Cowboy Idyll

My arms were weak from hours of rowing the small boat. The horses had spotted the secluded bay with lush meadows. So I went ashore on Isla del Sol for a break. Because the bay was surrounded by steep and scraggy … Continue reading

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Reading by the Lake

One thing that Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca is missing is a library or a bookshop. Because it’s a perfect place to read. Luckily, I never go on a trip without a few books in my backpack. Where else … Continue reading

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Aggression on the Playground

If I correctly interpreted this sign in Salvador in Brazil, it’s asking children to fight with each other. I also found it troublesome that the boy is kicking the girl, cementing negative gender stereotypes. (Auf Deutsch.)

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