Digging for Russia’s soul, part 1

Digging for Russia’s soul, part 1

So you thought Moscow was basically a vast collection of concrete highrise towers, occupied by orthodox, capitalism-fearing Christians? You were right, but also incredibly wrong. Because Moscow is what you want it to be. If…

Burger time: the best burger of Berlin!?

Burger time: the best burger of Berlin!?

They call them BBQ Bacon, Silly Joe’s, Kill Bill or Mexican Hot. We just call them burgers, and expect them to be damn tasty. So we went on a year-long, 45 restaurants long journey through…

My own bureau for digital innovation!
Berlin is becoming a divided city again

Berlin is becoming a divided city again

‚Poor but sexy‘ used to be the catchphrase to describe Berlin. It shaped the image of the city as being hip, ramshackle and anti-establishment. But a decade down that road, a completely refurbished city is…

Personal best-of-2015 list

Personal best-of-2015 list

My dear friend Peter Zantingh has been publishing his personal best-of-the-year since 2013. I skipped last year, apparently, but hereby humbly present the highlights of 2015!

The abandoned village of Vogelsang

The abandoned village of Vogelsang

How do you abandon a village? Does the last one lock all buildings and throw away the keys? Check if they forgot something? Or just leave it behind as it is, so nature can reclaim…

Puglia, the stiletto and the heart

Puglia, the stiletto and the heart

We were driving on our Vespa scooter, wearing not much more than a helmet, shorts and flipflops, when we ran into the police. Big trouble? ‘They don’t stop me here’, my host assured. ‘They eat…