Russian train travel is not as exciting as it sounds. Russians do it all the time. While ‘Westerners’ recall their times on the Trans-Siberian railway with watery eyes, most Russians I’ve met on the train would prefer to take a … Continue reading
Last week I wrote about the howling air raid sirens in Warsaw, sounding every August 1st at 5 pm to remind of the Warsaw Uprising. Here’s what the people of Warsaw do when the sirens sound. via Kraftfuttermischwerk
(scroll down for German version) Moscow is a strange city. Despite the fact that everything inside the metro ring is called city centre it has no proper inner city as you’d expect from a Middle-European city, if you neglect the … Continue reading
In Moscow, I found my way around the metro and to my rented apartment surprisingly easily. The hard things are (again) everyday conversations and the smaller details. So far I’ve had to drink tea with kefir and paid 80 Euros … Continue reading
(scroll down for German version) While in Warsaw I also met Spotted by Locals-colleague, photographer and budding psychologist Stefan Markiewicz. Stefan was born in Stockholm to Polish parents, and has moved to Warsaw a few years ago. We met in … Continue reading
Currently I’m sitting in my hotel room, maxing out the last hours of Wi-Fi before checkout, and then I’ll be almost on the way to the ‘riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’, as Winston Churchill described Russia. I … Continue reading
In Warsaw, the dead are everywhere. On street corners, in parks and in mass graves, long buried under apartment blocks and skyscrapers. My interest in the Warsaw Uprising (powstanie warszawskie) was the main reason that I came here, besides the … Continue reading
In Warsaw, I got lost in traffic. Having left Olsztyn on time in the morning, I zipped down country lanes overtaking trucks like a local and reached the outskirts of Warsaw in two hours, which was one hours earlier than … Continue reading
Before I’m driving to Warsaw, here are a few images from Olsztyn and Warmia-Masuria from the last days. Warning: I suck at taking pictures.
Bevor es auf die Bahn nach Warschau geht, hier noch ein paar Eindrücke aus Olsztyn und Warmia-Masuria aus den letzten Tagen. Warnung: ich besitze keinerlei Talent zum fotografieren.
My favourite Olsztyn bar, 11 pm on a Sunday. There is tuba. I’m in Poland for over a week now. Hardly enough time for a detailed analysis or portrait of the country and its people, but here are a few … Continue reading