Author archives: Gregor

Dopper – The sustainable plastic bottles

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Plastic trash is one of the biggest environmental problems of our time. It is not biodegradable, is often contaminated with toxic plasticizers, animals perish thanks to them and they are simply everywhere. Another major problem is the accessibility to clean potable water that is not available in many countries. The Dutch...

Erfurt – The City of Flowers

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Already since the 19th century, Erfurt has been known for its extraordinary horticulture and its seeds. No wonder then, that Erfurt is also known as the city of flowers. Numerous nurseries and their particular cultivations have made the “City of Flowers” world famous. Erfurt is especially famous due the grasslands,...

In a Glided Cage - Prinzessin Aiko

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The Emperor of Japan is still the highest secular and spiritual authority for many inhabitants of his country, even after the Tenno discarded all his power after the lost world war. The family of the emperor continues to follow the strict rules of the court. While they are close to...

Film tip: The Guard – An Irish meets black

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  "I'm Irish. Racism is part of my culture." Director: John Michael McDonagh Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong   The Irish police officer Gerry Boule does not take his service and the bureau so seriously. He takes drugs on patrol, lets the IRA smuggle weapons and dedicates himself to ladies after his shift....

Mustang – Nepal’s ageless and never chang...

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When travelling to the north of Nepal you will sooner or later reach the Himalaya. Hidden between mountains, an ancient and almost forgotten kingdom is waiting for you, where time has been standing still for hundreds of years. Here, the influence of modern civilization, technological advancement does not affect the...

Travelling Animals

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It’s not just us humans that like to travel. There are many animal species that go on journeys, sometimes they go on life-long travels. Settling down for a long time? That’s not an option for whales, eels and many other animals. Every year, some frogs and newts tend to migrate back...

Mongolia - paradise for adventurers and natur...

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Endless steppes, beautiful people in magnificent robes, fearless warriors riding impetuous horses, fascinating culture and intriguing traditions – Mongolia is the birthplace of conquerors, emperors and paradise for those who seek for untouched nature. It’s a country full of wild and stormy beauty uninfluenced by the hectic of the western...

Vacation in space – a normal thing in the f...

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When the multimillionaire Dennis Tito travelled to space in order to spend his vacation on the ISS, the general public realized that space travel might become a normal thing in the future. For a long time, space flights have been conducted solely for military or scientific purposes. In the hope...

Maldives – paradise or ISIS recruitment gro...

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Who thinks of the Maldives, immediately thinks of white beaches, the blue ocean, coconut palms and relaxed and friendly inhabitants that enjoy their life to the fullest. However, appearances are deceitful because the paradisiacal image we have of the Maldives only applies to the islands where tourism flourishes. In fact,...

Why do young hippies love to travel to Spain?

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Spain has been a very popular destination for hitchhikers, hippies and hitchhiking hippies for years. In general, Spain seems to be paradise for youngsters seeking for a peaceful haven to escape society’s pressure. Apart from the beautiful nature, incredible weather, lovely beaches and fascinating flora and fauna, those who strive for...

A Most Violent Year

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"When it feels scary to jump, that is exactly when you jump, otherwise you end up staying in the same place your whole life, and that I can't do." Directed by J.C. Chandor Starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo New York, 1981. The immigrant Abel Morales succeeded in rising to affluence in...

John Niven – Insider Author

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John Niven born in 1961 in Scotland is a famous author, having written renowned works like “Kill your Friends“, in which the egocentric protagonist does everything to climb up the career ladder. In order to get to the top of the record company he is working for, he is even...

Jack Ma – the richest man in China

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Jack Ma born in 1964 in Hangzhou is a Chinese entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of the Alibaba Group. Jack Ma is a shiny example of a meteoric rise in the world of entrepreneurs and selfmade millionaires. Initially working as an English teacher although he failed the entry exam...

Maras – how youth gangs became cartels

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When in the 60s or 80s, South America was shaken by civil wars, waves of refugees moved northwards in the hope of getting into Mexico and the USA. When they arrived, they were treated with xenophobia and racism, which resulted in isolation and poverty. Cramped into poverty-stricken districts or ghettos,...