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Impressions from Carnival in Cologne

Impressions from Carnival in Cologne

Yesterday was a big day in Germany for all those who love Carnival. I finally fulfilled my promise to see Cologne Carnival while in Maastricht. It was big, loud and funny - even though I was a little bit disappointed about the lack of political criticism...

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Back in the Netherlands

Being back in the Netherlands has something reassuring to it. The friendliness of people in the shops or on the street is striking from the first moment. It's so comfortable to pull out your EC card and to utter the magic words pinnen alsubelieft even...

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Travelling home...

It's somehow very funny. The Copenhagen Conference just finished with a shameful compromise on global warming - and at the same time, the US and the entire European Union are going down in snowstorms. In the Channel tunnel, every traffic broke down and...

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A day in Como

A day in Como

Bored in Milan, I decided to spend the day in Como, the city giving the name to the Como lake. Have a look to see how it was! In Mailand war es mir am Samstag zu langweilig, also bin ich in die Stadt Como gefahren, die dem Comer See seinen Namen gibt...

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Kulturelle Differenzen - ein Beispiel

Deutsch Wir leben das Erasmusleben aus und waren gestern abend natürlich wieder in Mailand unterwegs. Zuerst ging es in eine Aperitivo-Bar. Für ein Getränk zum Preis von sechs Euro konnten wir uns nach Belieben am Buffet bedienen. Diese Art von Abendessen...

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