Oman 2014-2015

Yiti (Oman), 05.01.2015 This holiday season's short trip around Oman is coming to an end, here are more impressions: - This trip's vehicle, a rented Mitsubishi Pajero, is boring, reliable and comfortably cruising. No action guaranteed, but also no bad surprises probably. It takes in a whopping 73l of super gasoline, that around here cost 7,900 …

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Oman – First Impressions

Salalah (Oman), 31.12.2014 Before this year ends, here come some impressions of the first days in Oman. This time I won't blog properly. The trip to Oman is just 10 days, there are plenty of things to see, places to visit, km to drive. And I'm lazy admittedly. So here come just some bullet points …

Nobody has the Intention to Raise a Wall around Catalonia

Barcelona (Spain), 09.11.2014 Ever since I first came to Barcelona at the age of 13, this beautiful city of Spain fascinated me. 25 years later I moved here with great expectations to enjoy life in an international, creative city on the Mediterranean sea. In the almost 10 months from then, with some surprise I must say that for the …

A letter to The Economist: Your article “The European Union – Europe goes to the polls”, May 17, 2014

Sir, listening to this week’s leader in your podcast edition I wanted to thank you for it. For once I can full-heartedly disagree with you on the conclusions you draw. Europe needs more integration and federalism and less national, regional and local government! In a world that moved from a duopoly (US vs USSR) in …

Au Revoir Maroc

Barcelona (Spain), 21.04.2014 The motorway from Tarifa back home to Barcelona seemed like a walk in the park after the week driving through Morocco. Fearing a lot of Semana Santa traffic I left early in the morning. There was not much to discover, apart from a curious sight in a restaurant where I tried to get …