I was lucky to meet Sara. I needed some professional head shots taken of me, and a friend recommended Sara, a photographer, to me. She took me in her 2-storey studio, where she put plants, hung calligraphies and traditional chinese paintings. She made green tea and said: “Let´s drink tea. I want you to be […]
Hanging out with new friends in Café Vienna, with real apple strudel, Wiener Schnitzel and Melange. That´s the best cure against homesickness.
I love the pictures when I pose with women, who I meet on the way. With many there is a mutual respect. They grab my hand, I touch their backs, we lean towards each other and take pictures. It feels like finding new sisters. We smile at each other, we use our hands and feet […]
New sisters on the road between Monywa and Gangaw.
Walking 9 hours (including some breaks of course) can be hard. So it´s beautiful to find nice walking companions on the way. I met Jess, a passionate walker from Great Britain. Last year she walked from London to Rome in 100 days. Now she´s walking around Shikoku. Here´s her blog Walking with Jess.
Is your son or daughter over 30 and still not married – and not showing any signs to do so soon? Don´t worry: Just write name, age, salary and heights of your son/daughter on a paper, stick it to an umbrella and go to Shanghai´s people´s park. Put the umbrella on the ground and sit […]
The bund – in Shanghai.
This is a commercial – and it makes me realize I´m European. This boy just doesn´t seem attractive to me at all. But many Chinese women like their men soft, skinny and – in my eyes – very feminine. Different countries, different tastes.
Every country has its beauty dogmas. In China it´s big eyes.
On a rainy afternoon in Chengdu I was the only customer in a little restaurant. I was bored and so was the owner of the restaurant, who was sitting there with her two daughters. While I was waiting for my food the daughter of the owner pulled off a little show.
I am tired of public transportation. I have to find out the time, get a ticket – if I´m lucky for the day that I want. I have to wait and to squeeze in and squeeze out. When I´m in the mood to just take off, I wish I had a car or a bicycle. […]
I was riding the train from the most western city in China, Kashgar, to the hottest point – temperature wise – in China: Turpan. It´s a 17-hour train ride. I bought the train ticket very late so I could only get a ticket for the cheapest category, which means 17 hours of sitting in a […]
Those two ladies just came up to me and asked me to take their picture. I love their smiles. Afterwards they thanked me, giggled and went away.
In Tadschikistan freut man sich über ein ausländisches Gesicht auf der Straße. Man sieht nämlich selten eines. In der Pamir Lodge in Khorog auf 2000 m Seehöhe mitten in den Pamir-Bergen kommen die Reisenden zusammen. Fast jeder ist ungewöhnlich. Der oder die „klassische/e“ Tourist/in kommt nicht nach Tadschikistan. Zu schlecht ist die touristische Infrastruktur, bzw. […]
The easy “how to-guide” to get some kisses on your hand. Printed on a 1 kg pack of wheat flour in a Tajik super market.
These lovely ladies and their mothers welcomed me on my mountain hike in the Fan Mountains. They gave me freshly baked bread and yoghurt made from their goats´ milk. My dates, that I had with me, they had to refuse, because of Ramadan. Thank you dear sisters for your hospitality! The first picture – which […]