Moments You Never Forget

ANIMALS An Elephant With Four Tusks …?

Yes, I saw this miracle – in New York! THEY DON’T SHOW THIS TROPHY TO EVERYBODY at the headquarter of the Explorers Club in New York. Members (as I am one) are entitled to enter the so called „Trophy Room“, and you might remember that some posts ago I presented you with the pelt of … Continue reading »

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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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BUILDINGS The Old Prison Is Like New …

Here I suggest the most terrible visit in (the ancient) Rome! IT’S CALLED „CARCER TULLIANUS“, was built around 300 B.C. and was used for more than a 1000 years – in all of its ancient cruelty, unchanged and with a horrifying reputation. You find it right in the centre of the Italian capital Rome, on … Continue reading »

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TRAVELLING There Is A Room Like A Stadium …

You wouldn’t believe it, until you see it with your own eyes! I’VE NEVER EVEN IMAG- INED, that a thing like this could exist! Not even far away, in Padua in Italy, Padova in Italian. A room like a football field or a wide market place but covered. 82 m or 72 yards long, 27 … Continue reading »

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SIGHTSEEING Berlin – The Other Way …

Some great ideas to enjoy the German capital, not in the guidebooks! HARDLY ANY OTHER MODERN METROPOLE has such a spectacular history! Berlin, from Imperial city to the center of the criminal Nazi activities and the divided town of the Cold War – and now the blossoming resurrection into one of the most interesting places … Continue reading »

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SIGHTSEEING Ugly Vienna Is so Interesting!

An Englishman shows you the dark side of Austria’s capital … OH, VIENNA IS SO BEAUTIFUL – and „The Third Man“ and his shady „after Second World War“ film set is almost forgotten by now! No, not true. Behind all that well known and beloved splendor of Vienna, and the ghosts of the once almighty … Continue reading »

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TRAVEL The Crypt Of The Moving Corpses …

A hairraising experiences in Palermo’s Catacombe dei Cappuccini YES, I KNOW, YOU HAVE SEEN AND HEARD EVERYTHING about the collection of thousands of dried corpses beneath the Capuchine Monastery in Palermo (Sicily). I tell you, you haven’t! This pervert touristic highlight is so popular that – secretly – it gets replenishments from time to time. … Continue reading »

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HOTELS What A „Holiday Inn“!

In Beirut it’s a „Ruin with a History“ – and a „Strategic Outlook“ … OH, I REMEMBER IT AS A POSH HOTEL, THIS „HOLIDAY INN“ in BEIRUT: A huge building, overlooking the warm and blue Mediterranean. With a rotating restaurant on the highest floor and probably the most luxurious hotel of the chain. Some days … Continue reading »

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HISTORY Moments You Never Forget …

Who was the last man to be killed in Auschwitz – after a fair trial?He was a friendly, good looking, even erudite monster, this Rudolf Höss from the paradisic spa Baden-Baden in Germany. From 1940 to 1943 he was the commandant of the KZ Auschwitz and during his reign of terror 2,43 million jews (Höss … Continue reading »

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TRAVEL Moments You Never Forget …

… like a journey with the „Zambezi Queen“ in BotswanaI confess, I didn’t make the journey myself, but I visited the boat. A beautiful vessel, equipped in luxurious splendor, and steaming a unique route – along the Cbobe river in Botswana, just a few kilometers away from the convergence point with Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe! … Continue reading »

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