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 [...]

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 [...]