Category Archives: Abroad

Adventures and discoveries outside of Germany

Karwendelgebirge (Wörner Sattel, Pleisenspitze, Westliche Karwendelspitze)

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Karwendel mountain range
    1. Wörner Sattel, June 19
    2. Pleisenspitze, June 26
    3. Westliche Karwendelspitze, July 8
  3. Conclusion

1. Introduction

From my childhood on until my early 20s, I had been struggling with chronic diseases such as inflammation of the middle ear and bronchial asthma.

These diseases made participation in social activities often a torment during a good deal of my teenage days and I became somewhat a loner in school, developing disagreeable mannerisms which were hard to get rid of in later stages of my life.

My lung …

Seeking out adventures in an era of comfort and pandemics (part 3): Trentino

Introduction

With the second wave of the pandemic arising, traveling gets more and more restricted again.

So I was considering my options for the remaining days of vacation in the current year: the immanent problem of how to keep my brain active and my comfort level low, but being at the same time responsible about the health of my fellow men (and not to forget my own).

The trappings of comfort are indeed a big problem.

I am presently drifting back in full Homeoffice mode with all its tempting conveniences, …

Inspiring figures of history: Jozef Gabčík

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Slovakia during the 2nd World War
  3. Operation Anthropoid
    1. Exiles
    2. Prelude
    3. Preparations
    4. Assassination
  4. Facing the death
  5. Epilogue
  6. References

1. Introduction

During the peak of the global pandemic a few months ago, a remote family member passed away quietly in a nursing home where she had been living in her last years. She was well over ninety, and due to the circumstances at that time only a very small group of people were allowed to attend the funeral.

As our family suffered a great deal during the major …