Greece

Just arrived, another test for my memory having been here many times before coma, Greece. I first came here in 1996, I’ve been to a few of the Greek islands, this time just Athens and Santorini. Greece was a time out country when I was working in Germany. I remember also liking Naxos, Mykonos, Paros, [...]

Heinz

Marburg is a great place which stands to reason as my father was a great man, Karl Heinz Rudolph Homberger. His home town, he was better known as Heinze. I’ve been here many times, the first we had our 5th birthday here in Marburg, ich mit mein zwillinge. My mind wanders, my Opa (Grandfather) lived [...]

Wieder

Ich bin wieder da A return to my country of origin, Germany. A profound experience to be here again. Where I once lived and worked, where my parents come from. The home of my heart, perhaps my brain is partly Australian, but mostly German I think. One of the most important things in life is [...]

Deutschland

Traveling again next week, to my country of blood, my spiritual home, Deutschland. Aber mein deutsch geht noch nicht, nur ein bisschen. I will visit my mother and fathers’ home towns Wiesbaden und Marburg. Ich hat gearbeitet in Frankfurt und Mūnchen, I worked in those places for around a year. English was the business language. [...]

Ubud

Travel again, Ubud Bali. On a tour we stopped for a 'luwak' coffee peculiar to Indonesia. A type of cat, a luwak, eats Arabic coffee beans for caffeine and then shits out the beans. The Indonesians liked the coffee the beans made after luwak ingestion and luwak coffee was born. It's become famous. Cat shit [...]

AoNang

Dear fellow coma victims, Thailand again, feels like I haven’t traveled for ages, it’s been maybe 2 months. The London global warming protests suggest to ban air travel until it uses renewables. I think travel is the one thing I couldn’t sacrifice, oh well extinction here we come. I believe travel helps coma victims, something [...]

Ubud

I'm in the habit now of outsourcing my memory, in case I descend into another coma. When I say outsource I mean the internet, my blog and Google calendar. So in case you forget again, as you always do, you went to Ubud 6/2/1019 - 10/2/2019. Bali is impressive, into the arts and subtleties of [...]

Bangkok

My word Bangkok has changed since I first came here more than 30 years ago. My memory that can't be trusted anymore has it that in those days old women would be cooking food on the street charging virtually nothing to a tourist, maybe 20 BAHT for one of my favourite dishes, som tum. And [...]

Ho Chi Minh

Here again, it's close to home and a great place despite the arduous task of flying these days. The number of queues and passport checks at Singapore airport is incredible. I previously liked airports thinking everyone there was going to a new reality, they still are but the journey and customs checks are becoming tiresome. [...]