Tag Archives: Switzerland

personal chocolate

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With my tour through Switzerland behind me, I took a train back to Germany. In my hand I held a bar of Swiss chocolate. There was a picture on it, an edible photo of the crew and me together: Good chocolate, good memories. When I arrived in Frankfurt, there was Gin Tonic and Thai food: […]


speaking in Lyss

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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! […]


support bear

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Wrote a few postcards today. I decided to send one to ZDK, a German organization that fights nazi/racist thought online and offline: Hope they like the bear!


speaking in Wil

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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.


clean up crew

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It was my day off, and I was staying in a place that had llamas: Llamas and a jacuzzi: It was great. Lucerne was having its Fasnacht carnival parade: It was nice. Not as drunken and loud as the carnival in Cologne. But nice. I liked the costumes: But one thing was strange: Right after […]


speaking in Zurich again

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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

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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

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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 […]