Category Archives: traveling

hitting the slopes

I am barely back from the warm Houston winter, hardly at all adjusted to the freezing cold in Berlin, not to mention the jet lag. It is 3:10am and my alarm has just kicked my out of bed. I had … Continue reading

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Unbelievable: Sunny Aberdeen

Some people call Aberdeen the “Silver City”. I personally think it’s the most euphemistic name for it possible. It should be called the dark grey hole instead. Or something similar expressing that this city is positively ugly. But today I … Continue reading

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South Africa: Elephants and Leopards :)

During my last rotation I stopped in Johannesburg to visit my friend Maria. Since there is not a whole lot to see in Jo’burg we decided to drive to Pilanesberg to go on a little safari. It turned out to … Continue reading

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City of God

You might have seen Fernando Meirelles’ movie ‘City of God’. It has been a while since I last saw it, but a few impressions I still recall vividly. One was the all present joy of people in their daily life. … Continue reading

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Brazil

As of today I have visited 6 of the 7 continents So far my trip to Brazil was rather stressful: I left Frankfurt 90mins late as Lufthansa had to switch out their aircraft due to a failed weather radar. Sleep … Continue reading

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One week in Port Gentil

It has been just over a week that I moved to Port Gentil and I am already getting used to the lights flickering shortly before we lose power, followed by the noise our starting diesel generator makes when it starts … Continue reading

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