Travel diaries

Experiences and opinions from my journeys across terra

/ travel, russia, transsib, train

Preface

The following text is in German. Sometimes, but increasingly, I feel my English skills are deteriorating. I miss words, idioms, grammatical finesse. I'm not saying that my German is much better, but when I need to speak in metaphors and be more of a poet, then German is the weapon of choic...

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/ usa, california, roadtrip, san Diego, Mexico, border

Disclaimer from 2018

This text is ancient history. It was written during my solo trip to the USA in 2012. I had just won a massive deal for the company I worked for but suddenly felt the weight of straining three years past on me. I ran too far, too fast. The trip was in part to find closure, dist...

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/ finland, europe

Intro

I went to Finland to visit two friends in Tampere in the March of 2014. Russia had just annexed Crimea and ebola has broken out in Africa. I wanted to take a look at the North before Aaro was driven somewhere else, which turned out to become Munich. Now I only need to take the S-Bahn to he...

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/ usa, california, san francisco

Disclaimer from 2018

This text is ancient history. It was written during my solo trip to the USA in 2012. I had just won a massive deal for the company I worked for but suddenly felt the weight of straining three years past on me. I ran too far, too fast. The trip was in part to find closure, dist...

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/ usa, california, la

After coming back from San Diego I felt I needed a little solitude and "getting away". After all, this is the west and so far all I've seen is urban life, so I wanted to experience this wide open space the USA should be. I got into my car and drove off, the goals were Mentryville and Vasquez rock...

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