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Wow, there is a new record …

UNBELIEVABLE! I report from time to time the development of the value of hotel luggage labels. So far US$ 1000 was a unsurmountable barrier – as an asking price! I was never aware that any collector bought at this price. But today (March 9, 2019) a very trustworthy dealer in Berlin, offering the best labels … Weiterlesen »

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HOTELS The Nice Advice …

Where 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 clustered around a rock formation lie some 25 … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS Good-by, Beautiful Monkey!

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 Hainan is rapidly and recklessly developed into the Chinese riviera, an ideal hotspot … Weiterlesen »

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HIDEAWAYS There Is One in Arizona …

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 „Hacienda“ was founded in 1929, got 10 rooms/suites … Weiterlesen »

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COUNTRIES Bulgaria Is Getting Hot!

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 and so exciting into a hotspot. It always had, even under … Weiterlesen »

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RELIGION Follow The Arrows …

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 them on the ceilings of rooms (in the „Swiss … Weiterlesen »

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ART Stay Where Ai WeiWei works …

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 the 798. You can walk for miles (if you desire so) … Weiterlesen »

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HOTELS You Want To Sleep Around The Clock?

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 collects unique time machines, precious like Vintage Cars or Old Master Paintings. … Weiterlesen »

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ANECDOTES Oh, What A Shame … (No. 13)

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 1520. We all know that in crowded huts in the … Weiterlesen »

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LANDMARKS The Nice Advice … (No. 69)

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“. But – there is a building on whose uppermost … Weiterlesen »

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