I was born in 1973 in the Ruhr area. I spent most of my early years on the carpet in my children's room to play football games with a marble in real time and comment on them live. At that time my great aunt already believed that the boy would definitely become a reporter.
After graduation and military service, I fulfilled the prophecy and started working as a freelancer for the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung. After several years of local sports, I later traveled around the world as editor of a news agency, reporting on all kinds of world championships and Olympic games. I finally moved from Cologne to Berlin, got to know the magical effect of this city on the human personality and took over the post as office manager.
My desire for a life abroad accompanied all these years. I learned Mandarin and moved to China in 2007, where I was hired two years later by the business department of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. I returned to Europe in 2016. My first two books I wrote in Málaga in southern Spain, the first of which ("Dad, don't talk again") about encounters on a three-month trip through Southeast Asia is still waiting to be published.
If you are interested in my experience in China and other Asian countries, please contact me. I am available as an author, speaker or lecturer.