What to wear in Kuwait?

December 2013. I had just landed the best internship in the world, in a place I was barely able to point on the map. In fact, Kuwait had been my last choice, I would much rather have gone to a country like Lebanon, one of the centers of Middle Eastern politics. But as it was,…

The children of Bullenhuser Damm

April 20, 1945. In a little over two weeks World War II will be over. The Nazis are under no illusions anymore: the war was lost a long time ago. They will use the time remaining to destroy as much evidence as possible. That does not only include the vast administration, but also the still…

Football around the world: Hamburger SV

Some people say it’s a waste of time to spend too much time on Facebook. I politely disagree. Not only did I find my current job via a local expat group, last weekend I was also offered free tickets to the HSV-Werder Bremen game. And for those who are not locals around here: that is…

Kuwait: country without history?

I am in Kuwait, a small oil state situated between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Two years ago I did my internship here, and in six months time this country managed to win my heart. I spent my first real salary on a ticket back: I am spending my holidays in the Gulf this year. My fascination…