More rules more rebels

France is a champion at imposing strict lockdown measures. At least compared to my experience in Germany, the government here seems to wage a much more severe war against the…

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A serious game?

Some days feel like they’re supposed to be joke. Today, the 29th of October, is a great example. This morning, I realized that my bike had disappeared from our bike…

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Spiral of doing

I want to write again. But how? For over a month, I have been living in France without publishing a single blog post. But why? My mind is drowning in…

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Unequal crisis treatment

Imagine all crises participated in a casting show. The jury, in big leather seats, are nation leaders from all around the world. Their job is to judge who’s the worst,…

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Stay at home society
Our dear friend the laptop - how much do we really love him?

Stay at home society

Imagine a society where no one complains about the coronavirus. Sounds wonderful to you? Then you’re lucky because we might soon get to that point! During the last decades, the…

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Sucked into the world called home
Sunset view from my dorm room in Munich

Sucked into the world called home

How long does it take to adjust to a new place? During the last months, this question has been a central element of this blog. Right now, though, I’m experiencing…

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Biased lenses

Why would a TV station employ foreign correspondents? They only appear on screen when something important happens in their country. In the case of some states, this can be extremely…

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Enthusiasm, where are you?
Hey Austrians, where is your enthusiasm?

Enthusiasm, where are you?

“Hiii, welcome at The Best Restaurant. I’m Cate and I’m happy to be serving you today!” “Do you have any questions? Is everyone ready to order?” “What a great choice!”…

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Fear of returning
Airplane views right after taking off in Chicago.

Fear of returning

“Are you looking forward to leaving?” To be honest, I’m not. There are so many things left to discover in the US, so many adventures left to be lived. Still,…

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