Crossing the Bosphorus

Istanbul, 12.08.2019 In the past three months I had crossed the borders of Europe and Asia repeatedly. In the Urals and the Caucasus I criss-crossed from one side to the other. From Çanakkale to the Gallipoli peninsula it was a short 30 mins crossing over the Dardanelles on the car ferry, avoiding the big cargo …

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Triple B

Berlin, 17.05.2019 Barcelona, Basel, Berlin. In a nutshell, that have been the past 48h. 2.211 km through Western Europe that will likely be the fastest on this trip. On Wednesday morning at 9:30 I picked up the Mini, freshly inspected and fit for traveling. Off to the warehouse to pack all bags and boxes that …

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 …