I am currently living in Berlin and make ends meet by working as a full time waiter in a restaurant called
. However, since an early age, my passion has been politics. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th 1989 and subsequent events leading up to German reunification in 1990, politics became a huge focus of my life and passion. I know it sounds odd, but I was only 11 years old when the wall came down, and from that moment my interest in politics never wavered. Indeed, on March 18 1990, when citizens went to the ballot box in free and fair elections for the first time in almost 60 years, I remember sitting in front of my little radio following election coverage as a 12-year old until early morning. After school I studied politics in London at
Queen Mary (University of London)
Where I obtained my BA in 2003. These were the happiest and most fulfilling years of my life; I have come to call these years my golden years.
In 2005 I commenced a degree at the
In Translation Studies and obtained a certified qualification in 2011.
Afterwards, I did my MA also in Translation Studies at the
Where I graduated in 2012. Sadly, despite all my efforts, I never succeeded getting a foothold in my chosen fields of interest: politics and journalism.
I have travelled widely in my life, and this list is not chronological and includes short and long term stays over the last 20 years. USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Israel, Russia, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Norway where I spent a week on Spitsbergen.
Thus, it almost certainly does not come as a huge surprise that international relations have become the cornerstone of my interests and passions. I focus particularly on Australia, Southeast-Asia, US politics sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.
I am writing this blog to nurture my passion for sharing interesting stories relating to politics and society and will see where it all takes me. If you ask me about my dreams for the future? In a nutshell: I hope to eventually turn my passion for international journalism and politics into a proper career. I hope to work in an international environment and in an intellectually stimulating atmosphere. Yes, well, and I do want to travel again, but this time to explore issues and tell stories rather than as a backpacker. I have passed that stage of my life I think. And if all my dreams do not realize? Well, I just keep on hoping, working and living, and the rest is written in the stars as they say.