Hambacher Forest – mistaking Tree-huggers?

Hambacher Forst, called ‘Hambi’ by many, is a 200 hectare-forest turned into the symbol of resistance of the anti-coal-fired power generation in Germany. Situated in the middle of German’s Rhenish coal mining areas it harbours trees in excess of 300 years of age, represents one of Europe’s last “pristine” forests and several protected species but is, too, a major obstacle to the enlargement of the coal mining area.

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Cap Verdes – Praia

The idea going to Cap Verde was being somewhere in the sun during winter and not being obliged flying to for 12 hours. I wanted to spend my 50th birthday with my family at a place, none of us had been before. So, sunny temperature, not too far away for reaching it within a limited laps of time plus an unknown place: we opted for the Cap Verdes … well ……

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China 7

China: managing its population and streamlining society. To what extent should the Chinese population be allowed to consist of fully conscious individuals? How to keep the system running without being questioned or imploding into anarchy?

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Resolution #1: stopping to smoke.

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Being on the run-up to my 50th, I am pursuing a few projects and resolutions all to be completed by this symbolic birthday next year. Some are on-going long-term resolutions, some are stop-short, black-and-white and on the spot projects to be instantly put into practice, one of which is stopping to smoke. I have been stopping since last new year and am doing quite well….

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