speaking in Chur

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Drove two hours through the mountains to get to this place today: Chur. I think I passed Davos on the way, and I remember wondering how those politicians got to that place every time they had a meeting there. Was there an airport? Or did they have to take cars? Anyway, Chur was absolutely worth […]


speaking in Aarau

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Came to a place called Aarau today. It turned out to be great: For many reasons.


speaking in Liestal

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Came to this small place called Liestal today. I was having a rather bad day (mainly because I had failed to go swimming that morning), but when I got there and started my presentation I found out that the people in the audience were super fun: Even more fun than usual. Thank you, Liestal!


speaking in Basel

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Came to Basel today. I don’t know why, but I felt a bit dizzy through the first part of the presentation. The second half went better though: Hope nobody noticed anything.


tons of cheese

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Took a walk around town today. Took a swim. Took a ride down a water slide. It was my free day, and it was good: In the evening, I was invited to a meal of raclette, a Swiss dish that involves tons and tons of cheese: “We rarely ever eat this”, my Swiss friends told […]


speaking in Nottwil

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Sunday is a good day for presentations. Most people have a day off, which makes them feel relaxed, and presentations start in the afternoon as opposed to in the evening. Today I came to a small town called Nottwil, to a clinic for paraplegics. The presentation went well: Someone was asking about the lighting of […]


speaking in Thun

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Today I went to a place far, far away. It was called Thun. I had to cross a mountain to get there. Serpentine roads. Got a little carsick even though I was the one doing the driving. But when I got there, I received this great gift: I had met the author Fritz Roth the […]


speaking in Münsingen

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Came to a small town called Münsingen today. Felt a bit worried because I had spoken for so long the night before. Didn’t want that to happen again. And what do you know? I managed to stay right within the time limit! Great success.


speaking in Bern again

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So I came back to Bern for another presentation. It was fun, maybe even a little bit too much fun: …the show ended up being almost thirty minutes longer than I had planned. Feeling sorry for everyone who had stayed up late with me, I vowed to get this issue under control. No more going […]


speaking in Solothurn

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My travelogues were still selling way faster than my coffeetable books, so we came up with a plan to change this: Advertisement! Having eventually lost track of how many books we sold, I am not sure whether the plan worked or not. The presentation was fun, though: It’s hard to concentrate sometimes when there are […]


speaking in Cham

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Spoke in Cham today. Nice venue, awesome atmosphere: There were two or three ladies in the audience who were laughing throughout the whole show. I could never possibly be THIS funny, so I secretly suspected them of having smoked a big fat spliff beforehand. However, I enjoyed their presence. They seemed so happy, it was […]


speaking in Lucerne

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We were sold out today, first time this has happened on my Swiss tour. And while I was happy that so many people had shown up, I felt a bit sorry for the ones who had to be turned away at the door because the place was full. Sorry, folks! I had ordered some new […]


speaking in Bern

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So I got something from India today: India! Another place I would love to visit one day! Anyway, remember how I had been trying to design something two weeks earlier? Well, my Indian shipment consisted of two boxes filled with five hundred eco-friendly gunny sacks that had my design on them: Angry gunny sacks! I […]


how to live the good life

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Today was my day off. So I went to the public pool just like every day. When I got done swimming I crashed on a beach chair and fell straight to sleep. This was the good life. Then I decided it was time for lunch. Lunch was expensive, so when I felt a craving for […]


Speaking in Jona

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Went to a place far, far away today. It was over the mountain and behind a lake, and it had the name of a prophet. When we got there, I took a picture of me looking at myself: I think the presentation went pretty well: Only one or two cusswords used. I will work on […]


speaking in Baden

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The presentation was going to take place in a school today: See my books in the foreground? I needed to get people to buy more of them, because I had taken way too many with me, and I was dreading the possibility of having to take them back home later. So I devised a marketing […]


Speaking in Wetzikon

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Tonight I was going to speak in Wetzikon, a small town near Zurich. But first I had to find it. Had lunch in a place above the road: And after taking the scenic route all the way through downtown Zurich, I eventually did make it to Wetzikon: The presentation was fun. So much fun indeed […]


speaking in Winterthur

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Second night, second presentation. This time in a fairly large town called Winterthur. Sounds like a great place to go skiing actually. Winter-Tour. Anyway, I think the presentation went well, except for one instance when I said the word “boob”. I hadn’t really planned on saying it out loud, it had started out just hovering […]


speaking in Zurich

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I was going to call this one “back to the circle”, because the whole ordeal reminded me of the bureaucratic hell I had to go through when I ended up before a judge in Kazakhstan several months ago. But then I figured I might as well tell it like it was, and then focus on […]


you’ve got mail

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My video wasn’t done yet, but I had to get moving anyway. So I hopped on a train to Freiburg, which is very close to the border of Switzerland. I used my time on the train to work on my video. It was getting ridiculous. When I arrived in Freiburg, my books were already there: […]