26. April 2020.Reading time 5 minutes.
“Life happens on the street,” said a friend after returning from his trip to Thailand. I only really realized how right he was on Ko Sichang. The small island a good hundred kilometers south of Bangkok is hardly touristy. Westerners rarely stray here. That’s why life here is as original as it could be.
10. April 2020.Reading time 5 minutes.
Sunshine, beach, and rainbows. Well, full-time traveling is more than that. And it’s way harder than what it looks like. So, after more than nine months on the road, here comes my honest list about what really sucks about traveling, what isn’t obvious at first sight, and what I sometimes find hard to deal with.
8. April 2020.Reading time 6 minutes.
I don’t like to write too much today, but rather show you a few photos. Photos of one of the most magical, impressive, peaceful and, in ist own way, most beautiful places I was allowed to visit on my way around the world: the Sukhothai historical city.
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.
26. March 2020.Reading time 8 minutes.
“Have you settled in in Frankfurt yet? It must be really difficult after so long.” Very often friends have asked me these and other questions over the past few days. Here are the answers to the most important questions – and a small list of what’s really nice about being back in Germany.
24. March 2020.Reading time 4 minutes.
I am horrified by what is currently being done with travelers at Frankfurt Airport who come back from abroad: namely nothing at all. No temperature check, no questions about possible symptoms, no exit card. Good friends, on the other hand, keep their distance.
23. March 2020.Reading time 6 minutes.
Bye, Rishikesh! Hello Frankfurt! I rushed out of the small town in the north of India and tumbled back to my home for the time being in Frankfurt.
17. March 2020.Reading time 8 minutes.
The current situation is like a game called “Fly home right away or stay”. But it’s an unfair game: the rules are constantly changing, but we players don’t know when and how. And that makes it difficult to plan sensible moves strategically.