Lawyer, Journalist, and Translator in Arequipa, Peru
I used to work as a lawyer in Germany, but in my heart I have always been an adventurer and an explorer. So I closed my law firm in 2009 and left Germany. I have since lived in Britain, Malta, Lithuania, Italy, Romania and now in South America.
Instead of going on vacation twice a year, I rather move to another country for six months. This slow way of travelling gives me the opportunity to really get to know a place, to learn about the culture, the history, the people, the political and social aspects of a country. Due to my curiosity, I regularly get accused of being a spy. In Iran, I spent one week in prison because of that. - Watch my TEDx talk to learn how that worked out.
Now I decided to embark on a multi-year journey around the world and to write about it. If you are a newspaper or travel guide editor, this is your chance to get your hands on travel reports, anecdotes, locally researched material and photos.
If you are looking for me, you will most likely find me in the forest, next to the lake, reading a book and smoking a cigar. Just follow the cigar smoke! Alternatively, I invite you to read my blog in English or my blog in German.