2018’s love celebration: Taking off our masks to love unconditionally

We have reached again the almost unavoidable mix of running noses, ecological Christmas trees, environment-friendly decorations and videos on how to Feng Shui wrap your gifts: Christmas, or as I like to agnosticise it: the love celebration. Most things are like the last years, my murderous aunt almost had my brother killed again by making … Continue reading 2018’s love celebration: Taking off our masks to love unconditionally


During my time in New York, Columbia scheduled a week of vacations in the middle of the term. Flights back to most parts of the US were really expensive and looking at the map Iceland seemed suddenly incredibly close, if compared to when I lived in Munich. I really wanted to get at an out … Continue reading ICELAND


After our time in India, my brother Andi and me flew to Nepal. We arrived in Katmandu just a few days after the monsoon season had torn away several villages in the mountains. Katmandu was still recovering from the disastrous earthquakes that destroyed some parts of the city in 2015. Some days after, we had … Continue reading NEPAL


My brother Andi and me spent about a month in India and Nepal. To avoid monsoons, after landing in New Delhi, we spent some time in Leh. Leh is the capital of Ladakh, a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir by the Himalaya. Later we visited Jaipur and Agra. Ladakh hosts a … Continue reading INDIA

Learning path

I like the word "Werdegang" in German. Literally translated it means "the path of becoming", but I'm not sure it is what I mean here: becoming what? I didn't become anything. I don't use the term because it has some connection to career and I really have absolutely none. What I mean here is more … Continue reading Learning path


Just before I started my Master in London, Nikita and me flew to Israel. We spent some days in Tel Aviv and in Jerusalem. On the first day of our trip, we had the inevitable, very long and passionate discussion about Israel and Palestine. I remember turning Nikita's harmless intention to have breakfast in the … Continue reading ISRAEL


I had been to St. Petersburg before and it's -together with Istanbul- one of my favourite cities, but I had never been to Moscow. Because Nikita is Russian, so "Mother Russia" and all that, but mainly because it was his dad's birthday, I fifth-wheeled along when he went to Moscow --I thought it would be … Continue reading RUSSIA

Pieces of life

These are some pictures of past and present, without any system of categorisation.   Mamma and babbo at a Bonobo concert in Rome. I couldn't be there, but started liking Bonobo after that. I thought the music was very cool and that my parents were very hip.        Me being interviewed about sleep … Continue reading Pieces of life

A mosaic of people

 .   2001, Mamma and babbo by the beach. About 15 years later, Mamma and babbo saying bye one of the times I took the Flixbus from Rome back to Munich.         My favourite picture of Babbo sitting at home in the sun. Nikita's dad took it when they visited Toscana. My beautiful … Continue reading A mosaic of people