About this blog

Text and photography by David Wünschel. Selected texts also appear in the german travel blog Reisedepeschen.

The German name „Fernweh nach Welt“ is not easy to translate, but it’s something like wanderlust for world or longing for world. Most of the articles that you find here are in German, but occasionally there will be some English content.

What is this about?

About the best school of the world: travelling. Travellers expose themselves to new and unusual environments or situations. They meet tons of strangers. This is the start of a learning process. To travel is to get to know new perspectives, about the world and about oneself. And when returning, you see your home from a different point of view. This blog is a platform for stories about travelling.

Who writes here?

I studied Online Journalism and Development Studies. I now work for the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

2016-03-23 18.04.32Before starting my studies, I traveled through Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia, and volunteered in Ghana, Indonesia and Israel. During that time, I taught myself how to properly use a camera.

Publications in F.A.Z., F.A.S., F.A.Z. Woche, taz,  Globetrotter Reisemagazin, Correctiv, Perspective Daily, Metropol Wirtschaftsmagazin, Allgemeine Zeitung Namibia and others.


Since 2021 Digitalvolontär Süddeutsche Zeitung
2019-2021 Master in Development Studies (University Bayreuth)
2019 Two months internship at Busara Center for Behavioral Economics (Nairobi)
2018-2019 MITx-Micromasters in Data, Economics and Development Policy
2015-2019 Bachelor in Online-Journalism at Hochschule Darmstadt
2018 Two months internship in the editorial office of Frontal 21 (ZDF)
2015-2018 Student co-worker and freelancer for F.A.Z., F.A.S., faz.net and F.A.Z.-Plus
2017 Internships in the newsrooms of Correctiv (two months), Rhein-Main-Zeitung (three months, local pages of the F.A.Z.) and Leben-pages of the F.A.S. (seven weeks)
2015-2017 Student assistant at F.A.Z.-Plus and faz.net
2015 Four months as a volunteer in Kibbuz Yotvata
2014-2015 Journey round the world through Asia, Australia, Europe and Africa
2013-2014 Six months internship at www.spox.com
2013 Six months as a teacher at a German-Ghanaian school near Kumasi


Published work (in German)

F.A.S.: Tour de Fraß
F.A.Z.: Auf Partnersuche
F.A.S.: Eine Frau muss er alleine finden
F.A.S. (text and pictures): Rot, rot, rot ist alles was ich habe
F.A.S. (text and pictures): Dem Winter läuft die Uhr
F.A.Z. (text and picture): Der Klang der freien Welt
F.A.Z.: Mindestlohn plus Nacktzuschlag
F.A.Z. Woche (text and pictures): Schicksal Tee
Frontal 21: Scholz und die Steuertransparenz
Perspective Daily: Warum die Bekämpfung von „Fluchtursachen“ nicht so funktioniert, wie sich das alle vorstellen
Globetrotter travel magazine (text and pictures): Blau auch ohne Branntwein
Crema Magazin (text and pictures): Mr. Kuna, Kaffee und Kolumbien
Rize-Magazine (text and pictures): Magie im Tal der Nabatäer
taz: Ein Leben ohne Lügen
Correctiv (text and picture): „Die letzte Festung der freien Presse“
Correctiv (text and pictures): Schulfrei – für immer
Allgemeine Zeitung Namibia (pictures only): Vom Konflikt zur Koexistenz
Busara Center: Exploring avenues to better nutrition