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Travel

Big problem when you have gone somewhere – even lived there – often and long as I have with China? You forget what it is like when you have decided to go to that strange exotic place for the first time and don’t really know what to expect…

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Liechtenstein. Ever thought of going there for hiking and other outdoors activities? Or do I need to ask if you’ve ever even heard or thought of Liechtenstein for anything? ;)

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Liechtenstein. As one of Europe’s micro-states, and a principality, it seems a holdover from a time when city-states and fiefdoms were the usual political structures. At the same time, in these times of people looking for leadership figures to give them a sense of security and local structures to give them a clear sense of […]

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No need to go to Peru or across Siberia to discover a landscape from the salon coaches of a Blue Train; no need to travel all the globe all the time to discover “exotic” events. Austria, and especially the same area of the Salzkammergut where I have been spending quite some time and showing more […]

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Marchegg. The area around it, the Marchfeld, may be important for Austria’s vegetable growing. We may have been enjoying the asparagus from there, but I didn’t want to have to go there. I’m still, aside from current freelance work, pursuing a teaching qualification, though. This semester, want it or not, this study program finally had […]

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You can’t go to Florence and not see the Duomo, but how and why should you see and do what? Here are my recommendations for things to see and places to be in Florence, Italy, looking at the must-sees and the overlooked in the middle of it (beyond the street art I posted before):

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You go to Firenze (Florence), Italy, even to run in a marathon, one of the reasons you’ll go is the art (and the food, and perhaps the language). Having been to Florence already a few times, and with the city’s must-see sights such as the Duomo and the Uffizi Galleries thronging with tourists, I just […]

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Traditions often seem quaint; the past, a bygone. All that is all the worse when they are traditions where one grew up, but not traditions one grew up with. After all, often enough, we give up on traditions even – or all the more – when we grew up with them. In a foreign country […]

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