Erdal, (nativ-)born in Bielefeld, works as a teacher at a comprehensive school and lives in Cologne. When he is not pestering students he is looking for exciting topics for renk.Magazin. During his universal studies he wrote several film reviews for directors -to-be of the international filmschool of Cologne. Travelling and writing are two of Erdal's most distinctive features. His travel reports about his backpacking tour through India, his caravan tour through Europe or his experience of the scooter tour through Mexico are highly demanded among his circle of acquaintances and friends.