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Mike McQuaide, “An American in Luxembourg”, is an enthusiastic ambassador for beautiful places and interesting encounters, and prefers to travel on two wheels. When he’s not writing a book, he documents his experiences on YouTube, Instagram and the like. When you get to know him, you meet a person who openly cycles through the country with an almost childlike, cheerful gaze and collects one thing above all: positive encounters.
Rows of theatre seats made of stone form a semi-circle. In the centre, a man is visible only as a dark silhouette in the backlight of the early morning, surrounded by the first autumn fog. He stands in a heroic pose, his hand raised, the skull firmly in his grip and gaze. “To be or not to be; that is the question here: whether nobler in mind to suffer the slings and arrows of furious fortune, or ...”
Hang on a minute! It can’t be! That’s not Shakespeare’s Hamlet, it’s Mike McQuaide. And the expatriate American is not holding a skull in his hand, but his smartphone. He is making one of his well-known and muchloved selfie videos. “Moien! What’s up? Ech sinn de Mike!” He shoots the short film early in the morning from the Roman amphitheatre in Dalheim.