15. February 2021.Reading time 19 minutes.
Working in a home office demands a lot from us – especially in the context of pandemic-related restrictions. Routines can help us bring structure to our workday. Here are tips for working from home.
30. March 2020.Reading time 9 minutes.
I actually wanted to write a text about a fun ride with the yellow Songthaew. About how the driver of this shared taxi transported not only people, but also car parts and bags of unknown content. I wanted to write about how twelve people, including their luggage and groceries, squeezed into the interior and another stood on the exit step – right next to another bag of unknown content. I wanted to write about miy sitting neighbour’s knee in my calf, the elderly woman who was supposed to get to know her grandson for the first time, and an overturned bag full of eggs. Then two nuns invited me to lunch.
20. February 2020.Reading time 12 minutes.
All over Thailand, monks leave their temples early in the morning to collect alms in exchange for a blessing for the donating people. I was allowed to join them during a Vipassana retreat.
16. February 2020.Reading time 5 minutes.
Fang, a small town about 150 kilometers north of Chiang Mai, is the next destination of my trip. During the bus ride I had a lot of time to think – and to write.
7. February 2020.Reading time 10 minutes.
Wat Chedi Luang is one of many temples in Chiang Mai that offer so-called monk chats. Tourists can exchange ideas with monks on all kinds of topics and learn about their lives. Here I got to know the novice Palinya, who deeply impressed me.
30. December 2019.Reading time 1 minute.
A dream fulfillment year. A year of travel. A year in which I gave up (almost) everything that was important to me. Who would have thought that I would actually live my vague dream, this idea of world exploration, one day. To be honest: at least myself.
23. December 2019.Reading time 2 minutes.
The Christmas tree is festively decorated, candles sparkle, a juicy roast is simmering in the oven, the scent of hot wine is in the air. The family enjoys days off and being together. The aunt is arguing with the uncle, grandma is tipsy and little Teo is offended because Santa hasn‘t brought him a toy car. These or similar scenes are happening in many households around the world these days. We all deserve a little rest at the end of the year. But…
9. October 2019.Reading time 12 minutes.
We all know that healthy nutrition is important. However, „healthy“ is a matter of definition. The Fletchers eat almost exclusively organic food. I spent two weeks with this inspiring and special family.