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Autor Archiv: Axel Thorer

Stay In A Cave Hotel!

THE AMAZING FACT IS: There are so many caves in the Guadix and Altiplano de Granada region, (some say, there are more than 5000), that some bold entrepreneurs came up with the idea to transform them into luxurious underground villas – and spectacular hotels! In the moment there are more than 60 guesthouses, not one … Weiterlesen »

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I Got My Own Stamps Now …

  IS IT AN EXAGGERATED EGO-TRIP? Or an excusable vanity? Well, the German postmaster made in possible and I jump onto the occasion: My own stamps! It’s so easy: Three clicks and you got them. Just get the pictures ready – and you are (on) an official stamp! I decided on six motives, me in … Weiterlesen »

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What A Wonderful Tattoo Book …

AN UNBE- LIEVA- BLE VO- LUME! A modern bench- mark book! Never done before in this com- plexity and irretrievable for another writer. The title: „Die magischen Tattoos of Myanmar“ – The magical tattoos of Myanmar (= Burma). The author: Prof. Dr. Jürgen C. Aschoff, a German neuropsychiatrist, tibetologist, photographer, author, publisher and antiquarian. It … Weiterlesen »

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When In Paris, Enjoy The Coulee Verte!

NOBODY I KNOW, KNEW ABOUT THIS GREEN OASIS! I found it by being late and looking for a shortcut – a case of good luck! The Coulee Verte is something strange: a garden on an old railway line, on a higher level, and sometimes you walk so high, you have the feeling of standing on … Weiterlesen »

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I Met A Warrior From North Sentinel …

WHAT UTTER NONSENSE IS WRITTEN NOW ABOUT THIS LAST UNKNOWN TRIBE ON EARTH! Just because this American idiot, the missionary John Allen Chau, was speared to death on North Sentinel. My sympathies are with the warrior who did this – defending his world against an unwelcome intruder. What did this Mr. Chau want of these … Weiterlesen »

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Discover The Gaudy Dublin Doors!

WELL, WELL, WELL – I WAS IN DUBLIN MORE THAN ONCE, but these gayly painted doors never made an impression on me! But a few weeks ago I visited the Irish capital just for them, stimulated by the poster I show you here (issued by the city of Dublin as a tourist lure). Pretty views … Weiterlesen »

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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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