High Tatras, part 1 (Slavkovský štít, Veľká Svišťovka, Zelené pleso)


Two months after my sabbatical I returned to my second home Slovakia for a small hiking adventure in the High Tatras mountain range.

Before I went by train to Poprad-Tatry in the Prešov Region where I was going to stay for one week I spent one day in the capital Bratislava to enjoy the evening at the Danube with some of my Slovak friends.

Poprad, August 12

The city … read more

The sunk cost fallacy


A few weeks ago I arranged a short weekend trip to Austria to meet a good Slovak friend of mine.

As always during the summer-season, hotels are expensive.

Occasionally you get special offers with a little less price though, with the disadvantage of getting your credit card charged instantly and refunding of money is not possible.

Two days before the meeting with all the expenses paid, my friend told … read more



In the first half of 2019, I lived and studied four and a half months in a foreign city five hundred kilometers away from my hometown Nuremberg.1

Since I traveled via train to my ready-furnished apartment, there was no way to carry a large set of belongings.

So the last day before I left Germany, I hauled scores of crammed cardboard boxes into the cellar compartments – my … read more