Category Archives: on the road


Lake Constance

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Around the station

The pine-veneer, the white pleather armchairs and the chandelier made out of cheap glass – everything looks rinse able. The owner offers Johnnie Walker Blue Label to a young girl and continues the negotiations in russian.

My Chardonnay is favorable, the service pronto and at six in the afternoon the cops show up to check if everything is in order.

I´m sure there´re so much worsen places to wait for your train. Even in Switzerland.

Züri rollt

The best way to explore Zurich is to rent a bike. Actually it´s the cheapest, too. You can borrow Velos [the swiss-german word for bikes] for free.

zurich free bike

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the taste of spain

For a slice of spanish Serrano ham I would do a lot of things. Change my route for example or use the car sharing agency instead of hitchhiking, just to be in time.

I can show my caipirinha skills, arrange the ham & have to wake up very early next morning.

Is it worth it?

Definitively! Yummy…

A small big world in 600 km

Learn bombastic polish phrases, meet an Israeli on festival tour around Germany, survive a thunder storm, meet benign Bavarians, and listen to oriental music with some Bosnian junior gangsters while riding BMW, Porsche Cayenne & VW Touareg.

It takes you just one day or 600 km. And at the end Jonas will pick you up at the train station of Winterthur.

small world

After some hours of a hitchhiking warm up I arrive in a beautiful café. I order a beer, ask for the wifi-password and get a deep look from the table besides.

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Brave cops of Switzerland

Brusque the cops arrived…and smiled. “Please leash the dog”, they asked very friendly in Swiss German, joked with the guys, explained: “This is a public park.”

A nice place to hang around. With births in aviaries, little fountains, a colorful castle. And two cops who don´t mind the spicy melange which is ready to use.