Vagabond's Log

Have pen, will travel. Dispatches from the field.

How I survived the zombie apocalypse

Berlin, May 2014 Hordes of undead gathering. Waiting. Lurking. A bunch of people in the face of the zombie apocalypse – trying to outrun the undead crowd. Chased. Hunted. A … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nominated: Liebster Award

June 2014 Earlier that week I got a note telling me that I – well more precisely that Vagabond’s Log, my digital travel journal – was nominated for the Liebster … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

City of stone – roaming Petra, Jordan

Jordan, February 2008 One of the great things about archaeological field research is (next to all the fun you have digging in the dirt of some remote place, of course) … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

I didn’t know, you could fly a plane

(Germany, June 2012 / May 2013) Aviation and aircrafts always fascinated me. Those magnificent men in their flying machines. Those knights of the air, all apparelled in dashing leather jackets … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Tracking Vikings – southern Greenland by kayak

Greenland, summer of 2008 When Erik the Red (Old Norse: Eiríkr hinn rauði, actually Eiríkr Þorvaldsson (950 – 1003)), Norse-Icelandic voyager and notorious Viking, was outlawed for manslaughter by the … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 5 Comments

From the sketchbook: travelling Turkey

Turkey, autumn of 2013 Scratching and scribbling. Lately, wherever I go,  I hardly ever leave without one or two pencils and a small sketchbook in the pocket of my jacket. … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

The little differences: cultural delicacies

Fall 2014 With great interest I read asoutherngypsy‘s entry on ‘Cultural Delicacies’ and it got me thinking. What started as yet another short text about life and experiences abroad developed … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

2013 – a (travel) year in retrospect

The new year is only a few weeks old, first journeys done, much more still ahead. About time to look back to the year just passed. Travelling, activities and adventures. … Continue reading

January 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

At the mosque, attending Friday’s sermon

Turkey, November 2013 To me, travelling always had to do with curiosity. Curiosity and respect. The will to get involved into culture and everyday life of the countries you’re visiting. … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Have Yourself a Merry Little … ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’

Turkey, October 2013 It’s the most important religious holiday in the Muslim world, people are celebrating these days: the Feast of the Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha or Kurban Bayramı as it … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment
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