Main image through forest

News feed

Board game session June 9 at my place!

Next hiking on June 9 at Arnhem! Check it out from here!

Next camping event on June 29!! Check it out from here!

2019/06/01 Hiking from Wetter to Witten and Kirmes!

There was a drastic transition this week. First of all, for those who don't know the situation in Germany: here, you can rent a furnished or unfurnished flat, where mostly it is unfurnished, which is probably the same in many countries. However, when it's unfurnished in Germany, usually there is no kitchen at all. What does this mean? It means, in the kitchen (or in the room where a kitchen is supposed to be installed), there is a waste water pipe, water sources and some electric sockets. There is no sink, no stove and nothing. To make sure for you to understand it correctly: there is really literally nothing in the kitchen when you rent an unfurnished apartment in Germany. Accordingly, when people move out of the apartment, they move out with the kitchen, which of course is a huge waste of time, money, and often materials. Therefore, often you see low quality kitchens. It is hard to believe in this eco-friendly country such a wasteful thing is going on.

...continue reading

Growing mushrooms with coffee grounds

The story began at my 30th birthday. I got a mushroom kit as a present, which was just a box filled with straw. According to its instructions, I was just supposed to spray once or twice a day so that the mushrooms can simply come out from the box and they can be harvested at some point. The first one came out, but I somehow didn't really harvest it. It dried out very quickly. After removing it, nothing really came out, but I didn't really try to figure out what was the problem, probably because I knew that this mushroom kit was designed to be used once and not quite like plants where you can give water and nutrients and they grow forever.

Still my interest grew and I wanted to know if there was a possibility of growing mushrooms myself, also because before getting this mushroom kit, I knew essentially nothing about growing mushrooms, except for this one thing that what we call mushroom is the waste product of what the bacteria eat in the soil/wood/straw etc.

...continue reading

Quick link:
Postdoc Düsseldorf

2019:

2018:

2017:

Ph.D

2016:

2015:

2014:

World tour by bicycle

2013:

2012:

M.Sc

2012: