January 27th, 1945. The U.S. soldiers had made their way to a German controlled city in Poland that horror stories had been coming from. Where the unimaginable was happening to human beings.
Auschwitz had a camp. Not just any camp, an extermination camp. A camp to kill other human beings on a mass scale. Continue reading Inside a German Concentration Camp
In 2007, the average monthly income in Bangkok, Thailand was about 145 Euros. The average income in my home country of Germany was 2800 Euros, after taxes. The thing with the average income is that a lot of people earn less than that and only a very few lucky ones earn a lot more. I had way less than the average German income, because I was a student. Still, I wouldn’t work for less than 5 Euros per hour in Germany, let alone for 5 Euros a day like the average Thai person. And I am single, just imagine having to finance a family with that kind of money! Continue reading Saving the “Rich” White Girl
It seems like this blog is going to be a little different than we first envisioned. This was going to be a blog that Will and Gracie, a married couple, we’re going to write about different things.
Now, we have commitments from a writer in Germany and a writer in Saudi Arabia to post about their experiences and tell their stories.
This blog will have stories in English, Portuguese, German, and Arabic!
Worldwide Huff is truly worldwide!
A few weeks ago , I wrote about how the travel bug bit me. Reflecting on that article, I realized that I may have left out a key piece of what started the burning urge to travel inside of me.
As a young kid, I grew up in Pontiac, Michigan. Pontiac is a suburb of Detroit with just about the same amount of problems. There is a high crime rate, a lot of gangs, a lot of drugs, and a lot of hopelessness.
When I was in school there, we never really addressed world geography and especially never talked about traveling the world. I feel that the schools there didn’t want to instill a false sense of hope in its students.
Continue reading What Lit My Traveling Fire