Saturday, May 19, 2018

COMO - a Lake to Like

I love Italy: The gelato, the papagalli, the dolce far niente - somehow my head got tangled in these clichés like a fork in a heap of spaghetti.

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Sail and motor boats quay at Colico, the Northernmost village on Lake Como's shores.

Funny thing is: On my frequent trips to Bella Italia,  I often find this cliché reflected in the reality around me.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Mountainous High (!) Lights of Peru

Pun intended: While Peru does invite its visitors to experience the 'sierra', 'selva', and 'costa' - the mountains, the jungle, and the coast - the first-mentioned is definitely the most unique and alluring region.

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The indigenous people living in the Andes still wear their traditional attire - and not for touristy purposes

Whether the highlands and canyons around Arequipa in the West or the Northern part of the Altiplano, the Andean Plateau, that originates Northwest of lake Titicaca and spreads about 1.000 kilometers into Bolivia - the mountainous region is indisputably a geographically and spiritually one of a lifetime experience.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

World's Most Complete Travel Information

One of the main reasons I started to blog was informing and helping others. I've been travelling for many years now and therefore had to face difficult situations and resolve minor and major problems. What really helps my travels going smoothly is my passion - yes: passion! - for planning and organizing.

While my first trips were still organized with the help of books, brochures, info material from tourist boards, and a generous share of luck, in the times of this new thing called internet that everybody is talking about, it became much easier - but also much less exciting.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

The GalleryWeekend - and other themed weekends in Berlin

Yes, it's true: Berlin, Germany's capital city, is always worth a visit: The history and the stories, the Prussian traditions and the worldly scenes - hardly any other German city has such a variety of must-sees, must-visits - in brief: must-experience to offer to its visitors.

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An additional, charming aspect of the GalleryWeekend are the cozy corners under blooming trees in the courtyards.  

Are you still waiting for the special occasion to finally go - or to come back again?

Well, Berlin makes a point by offering a row of special themed weeks, weekends, and 'long nights' - like the exciting GalleryWeekend that I just attended. The variety is huge so that everybody will find something he's enthusiastic about. Check it out in this post....and go pack your weekender!

Friday, April 20, 2018

PERU after Paddington Bear - a travel guide (for solo female travelers)

I don't get Paddington bear: how could he have left Peru? This country - divided into the geographic areas sierra, selva, costa,  i. e. mountains, jungle, coastline - has so much to offer!

I'm sure this little boy would have adopted Paddington and gave him a good home.

Not only lots of geographic, but also cultural, culinary, and spiritual variety, so that everyone gets to simply love Peru. Everybody but stupid Paddington who went to England of all places!

Friday, April 13, 2018

SÃO PAULO - a tour 'guided by' muralist Eduardo Kobra

Christ the Redeemer? In Rio de Janeiro. The jungle? At Manaus. The waterfalls? In Iguacu. So when in Brazil, why go to São Paulo?
Why? Because it's the coolest and most artsy city of Brazil and you will get inspired and have a great time; that's why.

Probably Kobra's most political mural, raising awareness for indigenous people being threatened by a factory being built in the city of Altamira in Belo Monte.

Talking about cool and artsy: Let one of the most glorious sons of São Paulo guide you through the city to different neighborhoods and iconic buidings - let's hear it for Mr. Eduardo Kobra!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Paris Airport Charles de Gaulle: Instant Lounge, Instant Leisure

I didn't know anybody who was excitedly looking forward to a stopover in Paris - notably at Charles de Gaulle airport.

Soyez bienvenus at the - free! - transfer lounge of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
It's not only comfy and cozy, it's most of all hyper classy!
(Photo: Gwen Le Bras / Aéroports de Paris SA)

Well, this changed dramatically, and I'm here to show you what you are missing out on when you choose not to stop there.