Blick vom Chinesischen Tempel über Ko Sichang.

Ko Sichang – Life Happens On The Street

“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.

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Die Rainbow Mountains in Peru - unter Schnee.

Why Traveling Sometimes Really Sucks

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.

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Wat Sri Chum - für mich der friedlichste Ort auf der Erde.

Sukhothai – Dawn of Happiness

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.

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Ein Foto zur Erinnerung durfte ich machen von den beiden liebenswerten Nonnen. Aber sie möchten ihre Gesichter nicht im Internet sehen. Das respektiere ich natürlich.

Also Nuns Like Sweet Iced Tea

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.

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Rückkehr nach der Weltreise

“So, Have You Settled In Yet?”

“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.

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Sonnenaufgang unter den Wolken.

Return Without Corona Control

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.

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Aarti-Zeremonie am Ganges vor zwei Wochen. Ob diese derzeit noch stattfindet, ist mir unbekannt. Die Behörden bitten darum, Menschenansammlungen zu meiden.

Riding Out Corona Crisis In India?

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.

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