Fear and Loathing with Pegasus Airlines

By |March 1st, 2017|adventure, Asia, Central Asia, Gear, Journeys, Kyrgyzstan, Philosophy, Tips, Topics, Tough Luck!|

Since I flew for the first time in 1999, a lot has changed. Flying is nothing special anymore, pure routine like riding a bus. You can eat at home, check-in online, stewards and stewardesses no longer need to smile and no one cares about safety instructions. It is understood that the pilot lands the [...]

First Man vs Augmented Reality

By |October 26th, 2014|Journeys, Philosophy|

Ironically, there are African Bushmen standing in the exhibition hall of the Munich Media Days. I do not know why they selected this project, along all the social media and TV themes. Perhaps the scenes of the Kalahari desert are supposed to remind us of an old reality, that soon will become augmented. […]

Blog Care for Beginners

By |July 15th, 2014|Journeys, Philosophy|

Just going on vacation is not enough these days. No, the world needs to know that Aunt Inge stepped on a sea urchin on the island of Tenerife  or, where you can buy the cheapest vodka in Novosibirsk. Travel blogs are very much in trend - who still hasn't an internet diary, is considering getting [...]

The Shoggi Job

By |June 20th, 2014|Europe, Journeys, Philosophy, Switzerland|

"YOU got the shoggi job," says my boss when we're talking at lunch about the general trend towards summer jobs in the mountains. With shoggi the Swiss mean chocolate, in this context my boss means that I got really lucky with my job. I pretend to not understand and ask if this has something to [...]

Do you need a Solar Panel?

By |January 14th, 2014|Gear, Journeys, Topics|

Before I started my trip, I got myself a Goal Zero solar panel, the smallest one: Nomad7. It is available as Adventure Kit, with all kinds of adapters and other accessories. I didn't have to use it very often, but if I did, it was really necessary - primarily to charge my cell phone. These [...]

Couchsurfing in Bishkek

By |September 5th, 2013|Asia, Couchsurfing @en, Kyrgyzstan, Topics|

"The shower is over there" , my couchsurfing host, Erdem, shows me his apartment. " A bathroom!? INSIDE the house?" I have not seen this for a long time. Erdem takes a beer from the fridge and puts it in front of me. Then he shows me the WiFi access. I 'm in seventh heaven. [...]

Couchsurfing in Ulan Bator

By |August 9th, 2013|Asia, Couchsurfing @en, Mongolia, Topics, Trans-Siberian Railway|

An American guy on the train told me: "Don't stay too long in UB." I wasn't planning on, but I ended up staying over a week and a half in Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia. Why? - Circumstances. Now I'm sitting here, in Sun's Nomads Guesthouse (10 U.S. dollars per night with breakfast), located [...]

No Sweat!

By |July 23rd, 2013|Philosophy|

"Which airline are you flying with?" Simone asks. She is the one who gave me a ride to the airport. "Uh, Atlanta," I say, half-drunk, half-hung over. "I've never heard of them," she says. No surprise, because this airline doesn't exist. What I didn't get in my condition: I was supposed to fly with the [...]