urban | Christina Felschen

urban | Christina Felschen

How to save money (and still enjoy your life) in the Bay Area

published on the expat blog Life in the Bay, September 2016 >>

When lawyer Kate Dowing announced that she would move out of Silicon Valley due to the exorbitant housing prices, the story went viral. It emphasized what many Bay Area residents know all too well: If you come to this affluent area for other reasons than working for a major tech company, life will be very expensive. Here are some ideas to make it work nevertheless.

“We are treated like slaves in our own country”

written for the Peace Boat website on January 14th, 2013 >>

Two decades after Nelson Mandela’s release out od prison, the legacy of apartheid prevails in Manenberg, Cape Town’s largest township.

Riots in Gandhi’s neighbourhood

written for the Peace Boat website, January 11, 2013 >>

The Bhambayi township has come a long way after apartheid: In 1992 violent riots broke out between supporters of different political parties – next door to a model settlement created by the icon of non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi. Today Gandhi’s great-granddaughter and a traditional healer help orphans to overcome the trauma

Cycling into the future

This is a shortened and updated translation of an article which I wrote for EPD news agency >>

Car loving Germans are a relic of the eighties – the new generation rides the bike instead, thus saving money, stress and the climate. But politicians and the industry cling to the status-quo