Because pain never ends

Exactly when you believe it can’t get worse, life teaches you a lesson. Yes, it can get worse. There it comes back again. The pain you forgot. Here it comes again, stronger than before because this time you allowed it to find you. Right when you believe you got out of it, it gets back…

When infidelity gets real

I thought a lot about writing this post because I wasn’t sure to be strong enough to live it all again on my skin. Nevertheless, rethinking past experiences can really help to get over them. I was aware that having a good looking boyfriend, could have its dark sides. At the beginning,I found myself stuck…

How to.. Not blow off your first serious relationship

Here we are again: relationships. Relationships are definitely not easy and that is a fact but how is it when your first relationship is a serious one, which asks you an immense amount of patience, understanding, compromises and sacrifices? I know, it feels like jumping into the deep. You never know if what you’re doing…

Pellegrino Artusi’s potato pie

When talking about potato pie, one thinks automatically about the American sweet potato pie. Not everybody knows that Italy also has a long tradition of a special version of the potato pie with a recipe striking back to the 19th century when an Italian literary critic and gastronomist wrote about a peculiar cake made of…

The Italian „bread cake“ or „torta di pane“

When travelling across northern Italy, one of the things you might not want to miss is the “torta di pane”, a delicious Italian cake made with stale bread and raisins. The bread cake recipe dates back to the past, after wars or difficult periods, as people didn’t have enough money to buy flour or backing…

How to make it through a long distance relationship

Long distance relationships are nowadays a common social phenomenon to the point to become an almost standardized relationship pattern. In spite of all the myths surrounding LDR as projects doomed to failure in the short term, about 40% usually fail and 10% end in marriage. Sure, if no changes are planned for, about 70% of…

How to deal with gatecrashers

We all experienced this situation: Some kind of friend or acquaintance telling us he/she will come by for a period of time he/she sets and us not being able to say “Sorry, I can’t”. This happened to me lately and got me to thinking about possible escapes and ways to make time pass fast until…

How to survive to goodbyes

As a traveller and student, I know what it means to keep on saying goodbye to the ones we’ve met and grow fond of. However every time we leave we get used to facing the sadness of leaving someone or a place, we’re never really ready to do this. I just looked back to all…

Back

Here we are again. A two hours trip to the bigger city, getting off the car and on the train. Another seven hours and I will reach the city where I (have to?) live in northern Bavaria. I do actually like it, a nice and clean city little Bavarian city like many others where people…

Invisible

A little text I wrote when I was in Venice, in a very particular period of my life where everything was getting together and falling apart at the same time.

What’s left now

After five months in Morocco, I got back to Europe. What’s left then? Well, it’s definitely hard to tell. Melancholy. Sweet memories. Love. Disappointment. Friendship. Wish to go back. All of them at the same time and never together. When you visit places you never saw before, you suddenly feel like you have lost something…

The other side of loneliness

When it happens, you don´t see it coming. All of a sudden you find yourself completely alone and not because everyone left but because you are the one who looks for some place and time to stay with yourself and your (mostly confusing) thoughts.It is never easy and most people do not understand this deep…

Bücher, Verläge und…

Werden gedruckte Bücher immer weniger verkauft bis sie dann total verschwinden? Und was werden wir, Bücherfresser, dann machen? Gute Frage.. Infolge der Wirtschaftskrise sollten zahlreichen Buchhandlungen und Büchereien schließen, da die Anzahl der Kunden gesunken war und ihre Schulden auch nicht mehr bezahlen konnten. Mehrere haben sich entschieden, unabhängig als Selbstverleger zu arbeiten, doch wurde…

Life and its ghosts

Let´s start from a general statement: Life is not easy and it won´t ever be like that. The reason hides simply in its essence: It would not be life. What makes life so difficult is often the pursuit of something that we believe we never had: real happiness. Happiness is not easy to achieve. It…