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Autor Archiv: Axel Thorer

Ever Heard Of Dimitri Berea?

I FOUND THE OFFER ON EBAY – and couldn’t believe my eyes: US$ 22 000 for a not so good painting by an obscure artist, plus US$ 195 for the shipping! A Romanian called Dimitri Berea did it, named it „Palma de Mallorca“ and while he lived (from 1908 to 1975) could only dream of … Weiterlesen »

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No, That’s Not True, „Sobrino“ …

IT’S WRITTEN AGAIN AND AGAIN! That Madrid’s „Sobrino de Botin“ on Calle Cuchilleros in the La Latina district was founded in 1725, never closed, and is older than any other restaurant around the globe! People believe it, go there for exactly this assumption, the food is excellent, no reason to regret the visit – and … Weiterlesen »

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Are There Still Inka left?

AFTER THE DEVASTATING VISIT OF THE SPANIARDS – and especially the Catholic Church, they disappeared. But in 1955 some descendants of the Inka were discovered by an ethnological expedition near Cuzco in the province of Paucartambo. Their villages are situated as high up as 4700 meters, that’s the main reason why they managed to hide … Weiterlesen »

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Jump The Lines in Florence!

IT LOOKS LIKE A CREDITCARD, it’s red, expensive – and very comfortable! The FIRENZECARD is issued by the Segnoria, the town council, and if you got it, it allows you the visit all that’s worth seeing for free. But that’s not the point, because the card costs 85 Euro and you wouldn’t pay more by … Weiterlesen »

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Louis Vuitton Is Attacked …

THE MATERIAL IS MORE OR LESS THE SAME, but the design is different. The bags seem being simpler to me, also a bit more decent, which a lot of real ladies prefer. I discovered Goyard in a boutique in St Tropez – or not, since all the bags were sold out, I saw the displays … Weiterlesen »

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What A Hilarious Website!

GO TO BANKNOTES.COM (yes, it’s an easy adress) AND LOOK FOR THE CROOKS! Go to the bottom of the first page, there you will find „Hall of Shame“, click it – and you will enter half an hour entertaining reading. The following individuals or companies are not just dishonest swappers, traders, collectors who do not … Weiterlesen »

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Eating Out In Krakow …

WOW, I DIDN’T KNOW THAT, did you? Krakow is the gourmet center of Eastern Europe! In 2019 it will be awarded the title „European Capital of Gastronomy Culture“, and Marcin Filipkiewicz, the chef at the Hotel „Copernicus“, received the honor of being „Chef of the Future“ already. All in all, the town can boast about … Weiterlesen »

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The Traffic Lights Will Watch You …

YOU KNOW THE SITUATION AND HATE IT: You are stopped by a red traffic light without need – there are no pedestrians crossing! Or the other way round: You can’t cross a street because of the red light – but there are no cars! So far traffic lights were stupid, exchanged their colors by a … Weiterlesen »

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The „Astoria“ will be back!

ONCE IT WAS THE HOTBED OF THE INTER- NATIO- NAL VIPs – even Enrico Caruso slept hier! Opened in 1915, the „Astoria“ stands close to the equally famous train station, both being fine examples of Imperial architecture and representing in splendor the former wealth of this Saxonian town. But the State ownership during the socialist … Weiterlesen »

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WITH JULES VERNE IN VIGO

HE WAS TWICE IN VIGO, and both times Jules Verne was passenger on a ship and something went wrong! First he had to take refuge in Vigo, after tremendous gales almost sank the vessel, the second time, some years later, the ship herself had a grave problem and had to be steered to the port. … Weiterlesen »

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