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FOOD Ever Heard Of The TRUESCHE?

It’s possibly the best tasting fish, but it’s rare like Caviar …I CONFESS, I DIDN’T KNOW IT! Nobobody I know had any idea that this sweet water delicacy existed so close – in the Swiss Lakes. And that there are still fishermen who go for the TRÜSCHE – and before they catch one, it’s sold … Continue reading »

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DRINKS Five o’clock With Nelson Mandela

Honor the South African legend with four different cups of tea!THERE IS AN SURPRISING, ALMOST SECRET STORY about South Africas first black President: When Nelson Mandela was released from Robben Island after 28 years in prison and was shipped to Capetown, he went missing for over an hour. Where was he? Sipping tea with his … Continue reading »

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HOTELS A Wonderful, Lousy Palace …

„The Grand“ in Scarborough is ruined from within – what a shame! THIS HOTEL IS ALMOST UNIQUE IN IT’S SPLENDOUR, this „Britannia Grand“ in Scarborough (East England). It could be one of the greatest hotels on earth – but just read the comments of the 99 % highly disappointed guests! Well, the British never were great … Continue reading »

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MONEY 2 Only Clean Dollar Bills, please!

The strange monetary rules in some countries … I’VE JUST BEEN TO SOUTHERN AFRICA, with a pocket full of US-Dollars (well, as much as I could afford). But I wasn’t able to use all of them, in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa they would not accept all the banknotes I offered. As readers of my … 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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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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HOTELS They Say, It’s A Paradise!

The Villa Treville in Positano, hideaway of the stars … HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS GWYNETH PALTROW HAS JUST STAYED THERE with her sweetheart, many celebrities before her – and the didn’t tell, they kept the secret. Well, in a way, because all the 15 suites of the „Villa Treville“ are named after famous temporary inhabitants, like „Tosca … 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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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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