Café Turnhalle

On a recent Sunday I drove all the way across town to meet for breakfast with a couple of friends.…

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Eating out around Lake Balaton

The Hungarian cuisine is definitely not made for summer, neither for vegetarians. Never have I been so glad to be…

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Almanak

Directly at the harbor front lies The Standard with its restaurants Almanak, Studio and a jazz club. And this is…

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What I learned in Kyrgyzstan 

Kyrgyzstan was a revelation. This country is so unique and beautiful that I can only urge you to visit it…

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On the way to Tash Rabat

We crossed the border into Kyrgyzstan and we were in a different world. For the second part of our trip…

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What I learned on the Silk Road

I can’t have a feature called what I learned in China, because this has been done. But the Silk Road…

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Emin Minaret and Yar City

After leaving Tuyuk village we drove to the Emin Minaret. The minaret is actually the tallest in all of China…

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Heavenly Lake of Tian Shan

Right after the museum we left for the Heaven Lake. This lake is holy to the Chinese and the Uyghur,…

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Back to Beijing

Last year I had already the pleasure to visit Beijing and more so to visit our friend Babsi and stay…

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Gifts that go a long way

2011 was a remarkable year in which most of my friends and I included turned 40. Now since 40 is…

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