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HIDE-AWAYS I’m Going To Tell You A Secret …

… and some people will hate me for doing it!   „ALBERGO DELL’ ANGELO“ is a historic mini-hotel in the southwestern Italian Town of Pieve di Teco. A forgotten settlement in the mountains above the Riviera, which lost 80 % of its inhabitants in the last 20 years, just 1000 are left. An old town, … Continue reading »

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COMMUNICATION The Selfie Pest – Amusing …!

Look at the small but great invention of Michael Käfer of Munich … NO, NOT A BAD WORD ABOUT SELFIES! I confess, I hate them but being tolerant enough, I just ignore this cosmopolitan desease. And then I came across the „Selfie Beer Mat“, an ingenious idea of the Oktoberfest host and owner of many … Continue reading »

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ART Dive Into The World Of The Blaschkas

Unbelievable what these Bohemian glassmakers created … IT’S A MAN-MADE WONDER, what father & son Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, Bohemien Czechs and glass artists, between 1822 and 1939 produced. I had no idea that they even existed, and that there are about 5000 of their unbelievable figurines are still „alive“ all over the globe and … Continue reading »

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HUMOUR You Love Pie Throwing?

There is a celebrated movie that ends all pie throwing movies …In 1927! The 19 minute long picture, called „The Battle of the Century“, was lost for 88 years, except the important sequence, but an almost undamaged reel was discovered in 2015. Well, two minutes are still missing, unfortunately. But now you can enjoy what … Continue reading »

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MUSEUMS These Hats Are Hits!

Follow me to the town of Lindenberg near Lake Constance … IT’S CALLED „THE GERMAN HAT MUSEUM“ and if I would’ t tell you the details, you would never find it! It’s located in the little town of Lindenberg, in the Bavarian province Allgau. But when you look at the map, you discover: Lindenberg is … Continue reading »

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COUNTRIES Bulgaria Is Getting Hot!

I tell you: You won’t regret a trip to Sofia … ONCE IT WAS THE POORHOUSE OF EUROPE (and in a way, it still is!) – nobody wanted to go there, scores of Bulgarians tried the escape to the West. But in my opinion, no other country of the European Union has developed so fast … Continue reading »

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SURPRISE The Cheapest Hospital Worldwide

… but with a difficult name: Letsholathebe II in Maun (Botswana) WHEN I GOT THE BILL, I COULDN’T BELIEVE IT! I was treated for three days, full board, in a single room and with many sophisticated treatments like Ultra Sound, X-Ray and a couple of Laboratory Tests. That’s what I got in the Letsholathebe II … Continue reading »

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SIGHTSEEING An Amazing Hotspot In Milan!

If you like Wes Anderson films, you will love his „Bar Luce“ I’M THE GREA- TEST FAN OF WES AN- DER- SON‘S MOVIE „Grand Buda- pest Hotel“. I can’t get those pictures of the picture out of my head and since I saw them, I’m on the search for places who look like the „Grand … Continue reading »

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HOTELS For Me The Nicest One on Earth …

An unexpected eulogy of the „Palmyra“ in Baalbek I DON’T CARE ABOUT THESE MODERN HOTEL PALACES! These „It’s Monday, it must be Paris“ style moneymaking machines! With employees you are forced to the typical mechanical smile without any meaning! And then enjoy the „Palmyra“ in Baalbek: As good as nothing has changed since the opening … Continue reading »

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HOTELS Thanks God, The „Oloffson“ Has Survived!

… and it’s still one of the greatest places in the Tropics … POOR HAITI! Hit by unavoidable mischiefs like earthquakes and man-made disasters like corruption and inefficiency. But there its still an island of tranquility and colonial charm in the capital of Port-au-Prince: the hotel „Oloffson“. A house of unique Carribean architecture and literary … Continue reading »

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