speaking in Prague
Came to the Kolem Světa festival today to give a presentation: It was my third time here, and it was fun as always. There were some hick-ups with my computer, but there was also some exotic dancing (not by me), and the audience was just great. Then I ate, and then I slept. Later that […]
speaking in Freiburg
Gave my presentation in a hall by the lake tonight. It was good: Actually Freiburg is always good. And because it was so good, I asked the people in the audience if they wanted to say hi to my good friend Teacher Xie: Turn the subtitles on if you don’t speak Chinese.
speaking in Dresden
The day started peacefully. I woke up around nine in the morning, thinking I had quite a bit of time left to get to Dresden for my next presentation. Most shows started in the late afternoon or at night anyway. I turned on my phone and received a text message from the organizers reminding me […]
speaking in Jena
Came to Jena today, a town in the former East of Germany. I had spoken there before on one or two occasions. It was great being there again: Once I was done, I received a present in the form of a license plate thingie that spelled something along the lines of “stroller” or “promenader”: It […]
speaking in Lyss
Today was the last day of my tour through Switzerland. And it was a good day. I didn’t have that many books left to sell, so I took a train to the venue. Bought some granola bars, some lemonade and a yoghurt drink. Then I gave my presentation, and it was good: Thank you, Lyss! […]
speaking in Wil
With my tour through Switzerland almost over, I was beginning to feel a little bit nostalgic. The people had been treating me very well, and the organizing team had been totally awesome. Today I came to a small place called Wil: It felt a bit more quiet than usual. I think it was my nostalgia.
speaking in Zurich again
Remember how I went to Zurich for my first presentation of the season a few weeks ago? Well, I came back today, and it was awesome: I think maybe it was because it was Sunday. Everyone seemed relaxed and ready to have a good time.
speaking in Rorschach
Came to a small town on the shores of Lake Constance today. Made a video in which I try to give you an idea of what it’s like to arrive somewhere for a presentation: I’ve been thinking about filming the show itself as well. Maybe I’ll do that some day. The presentation went well: There […]
speaking in Chur
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
speaking in Liestal
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
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.
speaking in Nottwil
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 […]