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A cocktail to hear the angels sing …

IT’S CALLED „THE SCENT OF THE GODS“, probably after the novel by Singapore-born writer Fiona Cheong with the same title, first published in 1991. It’s a rare drink, not offered in many bars and unknown to 99 % of the barmen. And I can’t give you the recipe because it’s secret. But I will name … Weiterlesen »

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BARS A Holy Place Has Risen from Ruins

NEVER MISS THIS WATERING HOLE WHEN IN BERLIN! Just hear it’s story: Opened in 1893 and never closed until 2014. Which means: This „Bierstube“ survived the German Empire, the devastating „Inflation“, the Depression, the Nazis and the East German socialist experiment. A splendid history of 121 years. If I would name the famous boozers, their names … Weiterlesen »

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RESTAURANTS The Nice Advice … (No. 65)

This thing (113 E. 29th Street) is three things: 1. An arti-sanal butcher shop with real meat. 2. A beer store, stocked with hund-reds of (obscure) brands. 3. A bar-room which serves as restaurant – standing up, on the bar stools or in the small garden. It’s open daily for lunch and dinner (14 – … Weiterlesen »

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RESTAURANTS The Nice Advice … (No. 51)

It could be that the „Garota de Ipanema“, which I recommended  earlier, is full. Or too noisy. Or closed. Or you don’t like it as much as I do. The alternative in Rio de Janeiro, at least in bright daylight, is the Cafe Luiz, three minutes walk from the Teatro Municipal, in the Rua Carioca, 39. It dosn’t look too inviting on my photo … Weiterlesen »

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BARS Moments You Never Forget … (No. 34)

No, it wasn’t posh. It was a working men’s joint. A very simple bar. Not a single piece was upholstered, you sat on wooden benches alongside wooden tables and the waiters became stone-faced when you asked for a glass with your beer. You drank from the bottle. Fast and for 3.50 $ (the waiters urged … Weiterlesen »

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RESTAURANTS The News To Use … (No. 2)

I got an email the other day from my admired friend Andreas Bender, the last „Master of the Art of Travel“. I want to share his message with you and strongly advice all, to use the information, the next time you are in Rio de Janeiro: „I have never before travelled from Burma straight to … Weiterlesen »

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DRINKS If You Ever Come to … (No. 42)

It’s a wonderful old accomodation in Scotland, this Pittodrie House northwest of Aberdeen (30 minutes by car between Inverurie and Huntly), more a castle than a hotel, in a vast park, furnished by a vanished nobility, and in the bar they serve 96 different brands of Malt Whisky. I never saw more in one place, … Weiterlesen »

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CLUBS I Got A Strange Message from Lviv … (22)

There is an old town in Western Ukrainia, almost in Poland, with a lot of names. They explain the history in one word since this town belonged to a new ruler almost every other 50 years. Germans and Jews called in Lemberg, the Ukrainians say Lwiw, the Poles and Russians changed to Lwow, the Armenians prefer … Weiterlesen »

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