Auf Reisen.
  • Day64

    Die ganze halbe Weltreise.

    September 30, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Hallo Europa, ich bin zurück! Nur noch wenige Stunden Wartezeit in Portugal sowie der Flug nach Berlin trennen mich jetzt von meinem eigenen Bett. Morgen früh werde ich mit den ersten Besprechungen in der Universität direkt in den Alltag zurückkehren, aber nach dieser langen Reise ist das genau das, was ich brauche.
    Für ein tiefsinniges Zitat bin ich gerade zu müde. Von daher bedanke mich lieber bei allen, die mein Projekt hier verfolgt haben und überall als Stück Heimat mit mir mitgekommen sind. Thank you!
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  • Day63

    Pleasant San Francisco.

    September 29, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    It is the last day of my journey. I have spent most of the last stop's time in the suburb-ish city of Pleasanton to get some rest, but I have been to San Francisco as well. There I mostly walked around Chinatown, explored the Museum of Modern Art, and went to see a movie. One evening in Pleasanton, I got to go to the Homecoming Football game. That was one of the weirdest events in the last two months as I only ever knew such things from the movies and did not expect them to be just like that. But well, now I've got a bit more than an hour to get ready to head to the airport. The last 24 hours of my trip will be solely spent in airports and airplanes.Read more

  • Day58

    Aloha O'ahu.

    September 24, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    My stop in the middle of the Pacific was the longest one of this journey. Too bad, because my hostel room's air conditioning unit was broken. As I had no interest in sleeping in a sauna for a week, I switched to a hotel after the first night. And these are expensive... Despite using up my emergency budget to pay for the way better accommodation, I still got to enjoy the island of O'ahu a fair bit. I'm not a beach person, so I went to the University (twice), visited the Zoo, and became a Zoo exhibit myself when I got into a cage to swim with sharks. Without a doubt one of my most memorable experiences of this journey!Read more

  • Day52

    Looking for Alaska.

    September 18, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    I had a fantastic time in Anchorage and wish I could have been here longer. I had a luxurious airbnb suite at the coast with a lovely view. Never thought I would enjoy the sea that much. One day, I took part in a tour through the Far North Bicentennial Park on a fatbike. The oversized tires let us move through the terrain easily. While we did not encounter any bears, we stopped twice for moose, keeping our distance for careful observation. I also enjoyed some fresh seafood which was quite a delight and a welcome change to the otherwise less nourishing US-American cuisine.Read more

  • Day48

    Settle in Seattle.

    September 14, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    I have spent less than 48 hours in Seattle, and I honestly wish it would have been more. My stay in the hilly north (with a great view on the downtown area) started with seeing Zedd at the WaMu Theater. The show was amazing and my ears were ringing the entire next day. Somehow I managed to book my journey in a way that this was the only concert of an artist I knew. After a good night's sleep, I explored the city for a while, bought a jacket for Alaska, spontaneously went to see a movie, rode the Monorail to the Space Needle and headed back to the airbnb to get some rest before the early flight to Anchorage.Read more

  • Day46

    Paradise, Nevada.

    September 12, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Sin City, City of Lights, Las Vegas, call it what you want: The place where everything goes (out of your pocket) and everything stays (in the casinos' pocket) is actually Paradise. (It really is. Look it up!) Despite understanding the principles of this spectacular machinery, I had to come back after briefly visiting in the summer of 2018 with the Geography excursion. (Yes, I tried my luck on the tables. And no, I did not win anything...) As it turned out, this year's excursion ended in Las Vegas at the same time I was there. Thankfully I could join them on their trip to the Valley of Fire State Park. The pictures can barely grasp the fantastic landscapes and the excitement I felt to be a part of this. After some hiking, the students went back to Vegas for their final day of the excursion while I joined my professor on a special mission for two more hours. Without a doubt, one of this journey's highlights!Read more

  • Day43

    Le et la à L.A.

    September 9, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    I shared my hostel room in Downtown Los Angeles with some French guys and a Russian, so the conversations became pretty multilingual. On Saturday, I took an extensive guided tour to the highlights of L.A. on which most of these photos were taken. (No chance to go sightseeing on foot!) We started with a panoramic view from Griffith Observatory, went to the Hollywood Sign and some murals, the Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills, and Venice. The tour ended at Venice Beach and Santa Monica. The last photo is the view from my room at sunset; DTLA itself is rather uneventful on its own. Every once in a while, you can spot some film productions, but that's it. Better get a hotel near the beach next time (it's a one hour drive with the metro from here!), but I still have some ocean ahead of me on my trip, so I don't think that I missed out on something.Read more

  • Day39

    Weird Austin.

    September 5, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    I visited the way too hot Austin for a few days as it is probably the city I know the most about. Following a local production company called Rooster Teeth for many years, I recognized all the streets, sights, restaurants, and oddities as if I had been here before. Also, I didn't plan on doing so, but I actually got to visit Rooster Teeth and be part of the live audience of my favorite comedy show called On The Spot. Definitely a highlight! As the "blueberry in the tomato soup", Austin defies the conservative Texan stereotypes. To do my part for "Keep Austin Weird", I didn't edit any of the photos for today's footprint. Or maybe I am just in a rush to get to the airport? We will never know.Read more

  • Day35

    I see NYC.

    September 1, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    I did not get to spend much time in New York City, but it was enough to take two expensive sightseeing tours and make the best out of the even more expensive hotel. (The three nights here equate to a sixth of my entire accommodation budget for over 60 nights!) In true Paul fashion, I dedicated one day to the New York Public Library. There I worked my way through 12 books over the course of 5.5 hours, ending up with 555 pages I can take back home for my State Exam thesis. But I am taking so much more with me, and it will only get more throughout the second half of my journey!Read more

  • Day32


    August 29, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    I have crossed the halfway mark of this journey! Right now I am sitting at my hotel's rooftop bar in New York City and watch as the skyline slowly embraces the night.
    Thank you for all the comments so far! Ačiū visiems! Danke für das Interesse an meinen Bildern!Read more

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