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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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HOTELS Good News from Shella/Lamu …

Lars Korschen is dead, but the „Peponi’s“ will stay alive! THIS BLOND DANISH-GERMAN VIKING was the soul of the paradise on Kenya’s north coast, having taken over from his wonderful mother Vera, and running the hotel „Peponi“ with bis brother Nils. When Lars died in August 2014, being 60 years old, rumors spread, that „Peponi’s“ … Continue reading »

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CLOTHING Follow The Master To His Taylor

How Andreas Bender comes to his wonderful tropical shirts ONCE MORE HAS HE SET THE STANDARD, the „Last Master of the Art of Travel“ – the German-Swiss Andreas Bender. For years I admired his featherlight cotton shirts, and his philosophy to wear a fresh shirt every day, wherever he is. Which means you have to … Continue reading »

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HOTELS The News To Use … (No. 28)

Sleep in the palace of the world famous machinator Niccolo Machiavelli!It’s open now! And think for a moment: Machiavelli lived from 1469 to 1527. When the Medici ruled in Florence, Martin Luther „invented“ Protestantism – and the greatest artists, thinkers, popes, condottieri, discoveres, scientists and courtesans in our history. Around Machiavelli. And he survived! And … Continue reading »

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