Hundred days in Central America in ten highlights
The sad story of beautiful Nicaragua

The sad story of beautiful Nicaragua

Dozens of construction workers are busy in the burning sun on the municipal building of Granada and an adjacent building. ‘Probably fixing the damage of last year’s riots’, I jokingly tell my travel mate. Turns…

Copenhagen vs Berlin and the myth of mutual exclusion
24/7: The city that never sleeps

24/7: The city that never sleeps

The city that never sleeps? It’s probably arrogance and ignorance of the west to immediately think of New York. Look east, towards Putin’s Russia, where a dormant giant is waking up at an incredible pace….

Ten myths about Berlin debunked

Ten myths about Berlin debunked

Berlin, the capital of hipsterland, the coolest place in Europe?! Yeah, I love living here, but not everything is nice and shiny. Time to debunk some popular misconceptions about the Hauptstadt.

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…

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…

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