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SURVIVAL In Case You Need A Prison Guide …

Her name is Joyti Waswani and her crime was to steal more than US$ 5 million from secrets accounts of the world’s most influential financial broker Goldman-Sachs in New York. But she was cought, tried and went to prison. Not very long because she decided to give her loot back, but she remained long enough … Weiterlesen »

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TRAVEL If You Ever Come To … (No. 71)

There are world travelers you follow the trails (and traces) of people they adore. Dashiell Hammett, the wonderful writer, ex gumshoe and soldier, for instance, who chases you up to the Aleute Islands and down the Pacific coast. But he wrote most of his famous detective stories in San Francisco. In a house which fits … Weiterlesen »

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WAR A Conversation Piece … (No. 25)

No, the Soviet politician Molotov didn’t do it. On the contrary – the Russians were the the first victims! The Fins came up with these bottle-bombs when they were pulled into a war against the Red Army in 1939/40 which they couldn’t win – but almost did against all odds. Because they invented clever guerilla … Weiterlesen »

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BRIDGES The Nice Advice … (No. 62)

Naturally, you have been there. Crossed over to Sausalito and back to San Francisco. It’s always breathtaking, day and night. With all the different sights and anecdotes, you should know before using the Golden Gate Bridge. But I want to quote for you a few lines from Richard Halliburton‘s great „Complete Book of Marvels“, chapter … Weiterlesen »

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ANTIQUARIANS This Shop Is Top … (No. 19)

You wouldn’t expect these wonderful things in the Alps. In London, Paris, New York – yes! But the antquarian Dieter Tausch in Innsbruck, the Tyrolian capital, finds the most amazing things since 1979: rare books, precious prints, lost posters, missing watercolours and works of underrated artist who get unpayable after he discovered them (just to mention … Weiterlesen »

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TRAVEL The Nice Advice … (No. 50)

The man is a travel guide, a TV editor, a journalist – and a bloddy good writer! His name: Mikka Bender, a German. He has just published his book „Is Nebensaison, da wird nicht mehr geputzt“ (which means: „In the off-season we don’t clean anymore“). It’s hilarious reading, a mix of adventures & advice. Like … Weiterlesen »

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ART Let’s Get Personal … (No. 4)

Erudite people with private libraries had it for centuries – the Ex Libris. Pasted into the inner cover of their books, personalized by a (if possible) famous artist and designed like a portrait of the owner, characterising him by the logos of his life. There are famous Ex Libris, of poets, politicians and pompadours, and … Weiterlesen »

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