My afternoon workstation on the balcony
My afternoon workstation on the balcony

Indonesia - Escapism thoughts in Lake Toba

The Indonesian guests in my guest house partied loudly until one o'clock in the morning last night. Or maybe they just sat together. I thought for a moment if I should be angry about this, but basically it's exactly the right thing to do. After all, it only went to one. When I remember how many times we sang until dawn without giving a thought to anyone else.
Rather, I became aware of my narrow-mindedness as a solo traveler, because I went to bed at ten o'clock, only read a few pages and then fell asleep. Only to be woken up twice by the revelers. My apology is that I'm still lacking sleep from the late-night bus ride and the signs of a cold in my bronchi and sinuses.

Activities in Taman Negara National Park

What to do in Taman Negara National Park

Since COVID-19, the travel world has gotten really mixed up and a lot of what you find in the travel guides is no longer true. I had this experience in the last two days when I set out for the oldest tropical rainforest in the world, the Taman Negara National Park.

No more buses from Jerantut to Taman Negara National Park

The first important information where reality of January 2023 no longer matches the information in all the guidebooks is that those buses that would run three times a day from the city of Jerantut to Kuala Tahan, the main town of the national park are not going any more.

Florence American Cemetery

The Florence American Cemetery is where America's Fallen in the Northern Italian Campaign (after the fall of Rome) who were not repatriated are interred. Two minority units as part of the American contingent of an Allied effort fought in this sector and contributed to the liberation of Italy. The 92nd Infantry "Buffalo" African Americans and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team "Nisei" Japanese Americans along with the 91st Infantry Division "Fir Tree", 88th Infantry Division "Blue Devils", 85th Infantry Division "Custermen", 34 Infantry Division "Red Bull", the 10th Mountain Division "Climb to Glory" and the 1st Armored Division "Old Ironside" closed with and defeated a well-entrenched enemy. On the Wall of Missing the names of Bomber Crews and Fighter Pilots from the 12th and 15th US Army Air Force dominate highlighting the sacrifice of these Airmen.
The cemetery is located in the heart of the Tuscan Chianti Region, 7 km south of Florence and 35 Km west of Siena.

Segel-Vlog - "Helgolandgang"

Nachdem wir mit dem Segelschulschiff ALEXANDER von HUMBOLDT II die Nordsee bis auf die Höhe Schottlands hochgesegelt waren, haben wir gehalst und am nächtsten Abend im Südhafen der Insel Helgoland festgemacht. Am nächsten Morgen habe ich mich auf den Weg gemacht und mit dem zweigeteilten Eiland und seiner bewegten Geschichte auseinander gesetzt.


Einige freundliche Meeräschen grasen den Bewuchs unseres Unterwasserschiffs ab, den wir aus der Bretagne mitgebracht haben.