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Archive for June, 2018


“Kazan, one of the oldest Russian cities, celebrated its millennium in 2005. The ancient walls of Kazan recall many dramatic events, including the historic siege by Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century.

Modern Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and is home to 1.2 million residents. This timeless city is also a city of youth, home to 30 of Russia’s largest universities and more than 180,000 students. This “culture of youth” provides Kazan with a modern and progressive vibrancy, an energy that only young people can instil.

It is also a highly diverse city with more than 100 nationalities. This diversity, coupled with a young population, has created a unique sense of tolerance, understanding and youthful optimism.”



city: SOCHI

capacity: 48.000

location for: GERMANY vs SWEDEN

when: TODAY



Soooo great to meet the world here at the World Cup in Russia. All this nations on that photo in just the first two days. What a wonderful gathering of cultures, people and all that stories behind them.

Looking forward for all that stories laying in front of us.


I guess everybody knows that…  …bad habits that we can’t get rid of…


  • driving home after shopping.. …immediatly
  • leaning at walls while waiting
  • parking the car diagonal
  • spoiling sunsets for others
  • telling people about home
  • storing things in the backyard


I know the siblings Paul (21) and Johanna (19) since…  …ppfff….  ….I guess they were THAT tall…   …I know, that’s a long time…  …and the grew up…  …and they grew up well and their parents Heike and Mustafa did an excellent job!!!

Besides they support the right football team, drink the right beer…  …I can only say (and I’m sure that the rest of my people will support me) they are great fellows with the heart at the right spot.

We have plenty of images of you sticking out tongue, melon seed spitting and cross-eyed looking at the camera…  …that it’s time now to show what became out of the nice kids…  …very nice adults that know where theirs roots are in this town here deep in the west.

A little homage to you, your parents and our hometown of Bochum.



If I would tell you that I was in a village with a school, a supermarket, a petrol station, a mosque, a church, a city hall and many houses you would probably say…  …so what?

But if I would tell you that this village is floating on a lake, you probably are the same surprised as I was, when I heart the first time of that floating village.

You’ll find the village of Chong Khneas on the very north end of the Tonle Sap lake in Cambodia. About 2.000 people life here and get their income from fishing. No traffic jams, no cars…  …but everybody got its own vehicle to go from house to house.

…to be continued…