Michaela Merz


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The Northern bug


Everyone’s driving south. Before the Gotthard there’s a 15 kilometres back-up on the way to Italy. I really don’t care, because I’m infected with the Northern bug and have driven to the North Sea.

This is not a vacation suitable for those who, to enjoy their holidays, need 30 degrees in the shade and luke-warm sea water that’s no longer refreshing. By the North Sea there is always a wind, the water in the sea is 18 degrees and the ebb and flood of the tides decide when one can go swimming at all. Continue reading


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Insurance questions


Do you know what is covered by your insurance policy? Or better, do you know what damages are not covered?

It is raining. Without end. After the hard winter and the inexistent spring it now looks as if we would get a rainy summer.

The pictures of the flooded villages and cities cause much pain for me. What suffering!! What blows of fate! Continue reading