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HOTELS The Nice Advice …

In Namibia’s „Canyon Lodge“ ask for hut # 11Where the country (almost) ends, there lies a paradise. Around 1900 it was the farmhouse of the German brothers, now it is the „Canyon Lodge“ not far from one of the wonders of the world, Namibia’s Fish River Canyon, Africa’s answer to the Grand Canyon. Nearby and … Continue reading »

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ANIMALS Good-by, Beautiful Monkey!

Less than 30 are left of the Black Crested Gibbon on Hainan … NO CHANCE! The gen pool is too weak with not even 30 animals, this glorious monkey, one of the most beautiful, can’t survive. The Chinese try to save this rare rainforest dweller on their island of Hainan, but on the other hand … Continue reading »

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HIDEAWAYS There Is One in Arizona …

It’s very romantic and not too expensive … THE „HACIENDA DEL SOL“ was once – secretly – very popular with Hollywood stars. Katherine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy (both married otherwise) spent amorous week(end)s there and after a certain downslide, this historical hotel was restored and renovated recently and seems now much better than before. The … Continue reading »

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COUNTRIES Bulgaria Is Getting Hot!

I tell you: You won’t regret a trip to Sofia … ONCE IT WAS THE POORHOUSE OF EUROPE (and in a way, it still is!) – nobody wanted to go there, scores of Bulgarians tried the escape to the West. But in my opinion, no other country of the European Union has developed so fast … Continue reading »

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RELIGION Follow The Arrows …

… but very few Christians know what they mean THE PEACEFUL AND SUCCESSFUL ADVANCE OF THE ISLAM in Christian countries is, in my opinion, strongly manifested in ARROWS! In those small, sometimes discreet signs in international hotels all over Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Ocenania, all pointing in one direction – to Mecca! I found … Continue reading »

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ART Stay Where Ai WeiWei works …

Wow! The new Art District 798 in Beijing is a hit! THE CHINESE ARE SO GOOD, they are to fear!!! My god, how clever have they transformed a rusty industrial complex, a dinosaur of chimneys and pipes, production halls and gas tanks, melting ovens and scrap yards into a pulsating art and entertainment scene, called … Continue reading »

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HOTELS You Want To Sleep Around The Clock?

Book a room in the „L’Orologio“ in Florence and you tic alright …Do you know Signore Sandro Fratini? Probably not. He is Italian and the owner of the jeans label „Rifle“ and the hotel group „Whythebest“. On the other hand Fratini is well known in the „Clock & Watch Circles“ – the rich society which … Continue reading »

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ANECDOTES Oh, What A Shame … (No. 13)

A bed for 150 people? It was offered once in Brussels!Sometimes it’s good that the times have changed! The medieval was often a bit ruthless, even the glorious renaissance would have scared you to death. Take for instance what the famous painter Albrecht Dürer from Nürnberg had to tell about his travels in Europe in … Continue reading »

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LANDMARKS The Nice Advice … (No. 69)

Which one is Walter Mosley’s „Tesla Building“ in New York?There is hardly a Leonid Trotter McGill story by this wonderful author Walter Mosley in which he doesn’t sing the praise of the „Tesla“, „the most beautiful Art Deco building in the world.“ The problem is: There is no New Yorker skyscraper called „The Tesla Building“. … Continue reading »

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HOTELS I Got A Strange Message … (No. 5)

Racism in Florida? There is proof of it, hidden on an old postcardLook at this beautiful Art Deco postcard of the „Ocean Grande“ hotel in Miami Beach. A collectors piece from the 30s, painted and rare. Nice, ah? Yes, but venomenous snakes are very decorative too, and this beauty from Florida has its venom on … Continue reading »

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