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Polyglot Gathering in May and June 2017 in Bratislava

By | July 18th, 2017|Reisen|

End of May beginning of Juni of this year I attended a really special event which was the so called Polyglot Gathering in Bratislava. What was special for me is that I was just an average participants speaking 10 languages and I have met Daniel form Austria among others who speaks around 25 languages! What [...]

Never leave the airport building without cash (and never get cash at home)

By | March 17th, 2017|Reisen|

Who else has been trough this kind of situation as well? You are rapidly sneaking through the area after baggage claim, because too many fake taxi drivers and tour operators are hovering around there and thus the only thing you want it to step outside the building as soon as possible. Finally arrived you jump [...]

Being a “TV star” in various countries

By | March 14th, 2017|Reisen|

India 2007  My TV "career" on international television started rather by random. I was just standing in a souvenir shop close to the Taj Mahal in Agra when my best friend at that time Christoph dragged me out of the shop directly in front of a camera. "This is CNN, they want to interview some [...]

Enjoy life in full trains – take the railway!

By | March 11th, 2017|Reisen|

The reason I like to take the train no matter in which country I am? I don't exactly know, but the fascination for the railway supposedly was built up during my early childhood, as my father worked as a construction engineer for the former state-owned "Deutsche Bundesbahn" and thus the whole family could ride the [...]

It is done – Vietnam is my country number 100

By | December 27th, 2016|Reisen|

Turning almost 25 and having just recently graduated from university I could not even have dreamed about this when I set the apparently impossible goal of travelling 100 countries within 10 years with my 35th birthday as deadline. On 26th December 2016 it has been done: At 5:45 h local time (CET +6 h) I [...]

Diagnosed DRD4-7R positive

By | October 23rd, 2016|Reisen|

First of all don't worry: This is not about a new disease, at least not in it's traditional sense ;) In my introduction I already mentioned that I posses that gen. Therefore it is also part of the name of my page "Polygott meets Wanderlust GEN": DRD4-7R is also called the "wanderlust-gen" - around 20 [...]

Language tandems

By | September 25th, 2016|Reisen|

Apart from my language trips and language courses I also was involved in several language tandems on my home turf. You basically meet with a mother tongue speaker of the respectively other foreign language who for his part wants to learn your mother tongue. Ideally both have more or less the same language level. The [...]

August 2015 on Crimea – An Ukrainian, a Russian girl, a German, a Jewish girl and a Crimean Tartar…

By | September 15th, 2016|Reisen|

...meet up for a BBQ, sing songs, share stories, laugh about jokes and do not think for a single second abouthistory or the current political situation which momentarily wants to divide and agitate exactly these nationalities. This happens if one travels through the world without any prejudgments and with an open mind and just meets [...]

Svenska LAGOM

By | September 2nd, 2016|Reisen|

I just returned from a trip to Sweden. Have been to Malmö, Lund and Helsingborg there including a short visit to Copenhagen as I flew via CPH airport. One thing repeatedly crossed my way during this trip which resumes the attitude and way of life of the Swedish people quite quite well: It is the term [...]

Pareto rule(s)

By | August 29th, 2016|Reisen|

Vilfredo Federico Pareto (born as Wilfried Fritz Pareto, sounds less sexy) was an Italian born 1848, who discovered that usually 80 % of a result is determined by only 20 % effort, whereas the remaining 20 % require 80 % more effort to be accomplished - cheers to all perfectionists ;) Unfortunately I also once [...]