The boy with the red shoes

Today I took the plane home, to Lake Constance. We have a class reunion, 21 years after High School (we didn’t make it last year…) I was looking forward to it – seeing old friend again… some I see every time I’m back at the Lake, some I haven’t seen in what might well be […] Read More

Baby steps

It has been a couple of days that I am back home. I haven’t found anything like stability so far, but I didn’t expect to find it so soon. Of course the first few days were spent unpacking, then I went to London for the weekend, and had one final day in Brussels before going […] Read More


We left relatively on time, at around 19h30, and the flight was more or less smooth. Somehow, again, my veggie order was forgotten – but they had yummy pasta, so I was happy (the veggie pasta is often way better than the vegetarian meal, which often is chickpeas….) and the crew was really great. Anyway, it […] Read More

Where’s home?

After traveling for over ten months now, I often start to ask myself: where is home? I have visited so many places. Just to recall, I have been to Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santiago, Valparaiso, San Francisco, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and all through New Zealand, Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, Zurich, […] Read More

Blues night

My sister Anke has a bar in a little village in Switzerland, on the other side of Lake Constance, just about half an hour’s drive from my parents. I visited her of course on my quick stop, and also got a special treat: I was finally there for a concert they had on that night. […] Read More

The first lunch

Back home, I started unpacking, leaving my mom a heap of clothes to wash and starting so sort things for round two. I will change some clothes, as after seven months there is some stuff that I really can’t see anymore, and take new things that I deposited at my parents place. I went through […] Read More

75825 kilometers

As I really like statistics and numbers, like the longest flight, the plane models etc, I kept track of all that data on my travels. After the first trip around the globe, here are the statistics: In total I travelled 75825 kilometers, which is roughly 1.9 times the circumference of the Earth. This figure includes the flights, the […] Read More

Full circle

Today, I am boarding my last flight of my first Round-the-world ticket, flying from Tokyo-Narita back to Zurich, where it all started 6 months and 26 days ago. I’ll have a short technical stop at Lake Constance, seeing my family and a few friends there, washing, changing clothes and dropping some superfluous weight before heading […] Read More

At home

When the train was rolling through southern Germany and my home region of Baden last Saturday on my way to my parents, I realized how blessed this region is…. Green hills, harvested fields, little towns with their churches, busy people… It’s all so astonishingly neat, so clean, so perfect… It’s like they comb the lawn […] Read More