Posted: July 21st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Life & Travels, Photos, USA | 2 Comments »

Yes it’s true and it’s time: We are getting married!

All the details are here:

On the 24th of October 2010, in Pennsylvania USA.

We had the time of our lives! Thank you all for making it happening.

The bench.


The dance to "The Scientist" by Coldplay

Our Journey

Posted: December 26th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Photos, Route | 1 Comment »


This is the scope of our journey. Looking at the map like this, I remember how much fun it was. I will miss the walking. It’s about 6500 kilometres (about 4000 miles). Total walking: about 2500 Km. Including my first journey about 5000 Km.

(Click image for interactive Google Map. Every day of traveling is marked and has a small note.)

L’Abri & Looking into the Future

Posted: February 18th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Photos, Route, Switzerland | 1 Comment »

Everyone has been asking me what I’m going to do now that I’m back in Switzerland. Well, let me first update you on what has been happening until now.

My days were mostly about studying some of the things I’ve discovered on my journey and meeting friends. Besides that I’ve been working for a mobile phone software company that is about to be started soon. It’s been some good weeks and hard ones too.

One awesome thing that I was able to do after three years of trying, was visiting the L’Abri fellowship. It’s a community of truth seekers that live together, share their meals, work and have committed time to study whatever heart felt question they are currently facing. The fellowship was founded by Francis and Edith Schaeffer, well know philosophers and theologians of the last century. Most people stay there for quite a while, because of my responsibilities here in Zürich I could only go for a few days but they were so valuable. Early in the morning I packed my backpack and took the train to the southern part of Switzerland. I love it down there, Lausanne and the Geneva Lake is just breathtakingly beautiful. But L’Abri is situated up in the mountains and the view of the bold Alps is even more impressive. Quickly I got to know most of the people there and figured out how it all works. Working in the morning, studying in the afternoon and fun in the evening. I love to learn in community, in contrast to the more individualistic study style of todays academics, you have more space to breathe, you can go the pace you want and need and the best is, that you can exchange so naturally about what questions you are having since you are in a close fellowship. After four days I went back to Zürich.

See: L’Abri Website

Now about the future. I’m gonna fly to Chrystal for three months in Canada. It came up with my good friend Tii. He said, hey why don’t you go to your girl and then maybe travel some more. A few days later I bought the ticket. I’m gonna live close to where she studies until her graduation. Then we are planing to do a road trip from Vancouver to Pennsylvania (from West to East America), where we will stay with her parents for another month. Then I have to go back to Switzerland and what comes after that I cannot tell.

I’m Back

Posted: December 10th, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: Life & Travels, Photos, Route | 4 Comments »

Hello my friends, after a half a month on the Holy Mountain Athos I’m back in the “world” as the monks used to say. It was until now the most special time of my pilgrimage, because it is a place so full of wonder that I don’t even know where to start. And for now I won’t tell you much because it will need hours to write an account worthy of what I’ve seen and heard there. I just spend some time updating the pictures on Flickr, you’ll find them here:

I’ll give you a short update, but I’ll promise to write more sooner than later.

After I waited for one week in Thessaloniki my dad arrived to visit me. He stayed for a week. We traveled together to the little town Ouranopoli, which is the port town to go to Mount Athos. This place is a peninsula that is now for over a thousand years set apart for orthodox monks. There are many monasteries, skites, and hermitages. My dad came with me the first day to the mountain but had had to go back the next day. I stayed for half a month visiting many monasteries and staying at some places longer. I spend many hours in prayer and reading literature of the orthodox church, hiking around or talking to monks (when I found an English or German speaking one). On the ferry back to Ouranopoli a guy heard that I’m going to Constantinople and offered me a ride to Alexadroupoli which is brought me over 300 kilometers closer to Istanbul and to the border of Greece. From there I’m writing now and its likely that the next post is from the city that rests on two continents.

Photos of Croatia

Posted: October 16th, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: Blog, Life & Travels, Photos | 1 Comment »

Here are some new photos of Croatia and the last days in Italy:

Pictures now on Flickr

Posted: September 18th, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: Blog, Life & Travels, Photos | 6 Comments »

Hey my friends and readers of the blog. I’ve just spend almost 4 hours in the Internet cafe to upload some of the pics I’ve made so far and comment them. That’s why the last post is so short.

The pictures are here:

I decided to use Flickr because it has such a cool engine and is easy to integrate into my blog. On the side you’ll see the new pics but I recommend to use the link above to browse and explore the pictures.

Making it to Venice

Posted: September 18th, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: Life & Travels, Photos, Route | No Comments »

After the mountains I had to walk mostly along the road to Venice. It took me only 3 days of walking where I took one day a break in a nice park on the Padave river. I had this romantic imagination of getting to the sea and seeing Venice but when I got there it wasn’t so special because it was getting dark and the sight wasn’t so good. The next day I took accidentally the wrong bus and went right into Venice instead of walking there. I was full of amazement as I walked into this place that is truly unlike any other. I decided to take a week break here and have now been every day here in Venice. The night I spend at a camping place outside.

Two nights ago my mom came to visit and we stayed at a small cute and overpriced hotel in the center only 100 meters from the St. Mark place away. We had good diners, consumed much culture and art and I enjoyed having someone to talk to.

You’ll get an impression of Venice when you see the pics. Tomorrow I’ll move on towards Slovenia where I should be within a week.

Link to photos