Tag Archives: Germany

To paddle the river down to the ocean

A personal story about losing my friend at young age. – The call of a river – I grew up in northern Germany. My home was a solitary white house outside a small town, on the bank of a joyfully … Continue reading

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A Greencard story

About luck, about crossing borders, and about home.  * * * Traveling means to cross borders. In the beginning that is interesting and exciting. But over time this inevitably changes; crossing borders, especially international borders, becomes a chore. Traveling inevitably … Continue reading

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The Donau – part 1

-A 5-part journal of a kayak trip down the Danube in 2009-  Part 1 ************ The Donau River was on my mind for some time now. About 50 years ago I paddled it for the first time with my friend … Continue reading

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A bicycle tour through Germany 5

-A reportage in 5 parts about a bicycle tour through Germany – June 2007-  – 5 – Trains, snails, and power plants and Deutschland on my mind.    Vineyard snail  Lichen on a bench I once sat on a long … Continue reading

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A bicycle tour through Germany 4

-A reportage in 5 parts about a bicycle tour through Germany – June 2007-  – 4 – – A house in Germany –  1980  – Our former home – One day we reached Wetzlar our former hometown and the site … Continue reading

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A bicycle tour through Germany 3

-A reportage in 5 parts about a bicycle tour through Germany – June 2007-  – 3 –  Birdsong in the forests, quiet churches, and ancient cities. * * *    Riding along the wall of an ancient castle.   Riding along … Continue reading

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A bicycle tour through Germany 2

-A reportage in 5 parts about a bicycle tour through Germany – June 2007-   – 2 –   Pedaling along a river   The Weser near Höxter  Clouds every day, but it is great for bike riding  A typical street café in … Continue reading

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