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The harbor of Hamburg

The harbor of Hamburg

The historical port area of Hamburg is on the rise these days. The districts of HafenCity and Speicherstadt are once more buzzing with people and cranes. Towering over it all is the crown jewel Elbphilharmonie, inaugurated in 2017.

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Silent night i Frankfurt

Silent night i Frankfurt

It’s a cold night in Frankfurt. We are walking along silent streets where Christmas displays are providing light and comfort. As I walk by, I look up towards the facade of the house where Goethe was born in 1749. But it’s really cold, so instead we visit a chocolate shop across the street.

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Back in Berlin

Back in Berlin

So I’m back from another trip to Berlin. This unique city has a kind of deliberate urban decay which I find quite compelling.

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The dark past of Munich

The dark past of Munich

I’m currently in Munich, the heart of Bavaria. While it’s the most popular city in Germany to live with high living standards and a bustling economy, unfortunately many associate the name with the tragic events of 1972. During the Olympic Games 17 people were killed in a terrorist incident.

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Amphi Festival 2012

Amphi Festival 2012

I spent the weekend in Köln, attending the 8th Amphi Festival. 16 000 visitors dressed in black invaded the German town for an overdose of electronic music.

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Winter in Berlin

Winter in Berlin

I recently got back from a trip to Berlin. My last time there was a decade ago, where I remember a sky full of construction cranes in the eastern parts. The city has seen some serious improvements since then and some sites had changed beyond recognition.

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Fall of the Berlin Wall

Fall of the Berlin Wall

Twenty years ago, the Berlin Wall was opened and Germany was reunited about a year later. I remember reading about it on 9th of November 1989, maybe a bit too young to fully understand the impact of this monumental event.

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Review: Rule no 5: No sex on the bus

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New Years Eve in Sydney

New Years Eve in Sydney

"Opera House is seen in front of the massive fireworks in the harbor area, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Harbour Bridge."
Memories of Skye

Memories of Skye

"The countryside is charming and some places even have coffee."
On the Trans-Siberian

On the Trans-Siberian

"Since the toilets were locked during the seven hour stop, we had to bribe the provodnitsas to use the facilities. Then came the Mongols."
Sessions in Seville

Sessions in Seville

"I end my journey in front of the tomb of Columbus, located inside the world’s largest Gothic cathedral."
Roaming the cobblestones of Istanbul

Roaming the cobblestones of Istanbul

"Inside the church there are still traces of rune inscriptions made during the Viking age by Varangians, an elite guard made up of Scandinavian immigrant warriors."
Chilling in Chile

Chilling in Chile

"My weary feet has reached Valparaiso. After almost a month of traveling across the South American continent I realize that this is as far south as I will come, due to weather conditions."

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