Like the knights of medieval Europe, so the samurai of Japan hold great fascination. Maybe, with a touch of orientalist exoticism, all the greater a fascination.
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Snowy Salzkammergut winter, and I wanted to try another approach to Hallstatt. This time, over the Sarstein.
Hallstatt is usually visited quickly, coming by bus or by train and the boat across the lake. I decided to go slow, measure my approach in steps climbed and descended, following part of the BergeSeen Trail over the slope of the Dachstein. Overnight.
Japan tourism is booming – and the Fascination Japan still arises from its foreignness and the peculiarity of its culture. With Japan being seen as so different from the “West”, a Japanese influence on highlights of European art, works by artists such as Monet, Van Gogh or Klimt, surprises.
The World Museum Vienna, the former “Völkerkundemuseum” (Ethnological Museum), is a great place to challenge oneself into deeper thinking about the learning involved – or not involved – in travel.
Vienna is a perfect place to think about European history, and a strange place of history – and especially so when it comes to the Imperial Treasury.
What does one tell – what is there to tell? – of the sixth participation in the same event, the Bergmarathon (mountain marathon) around the Traunsee lake?
The fortress of Hohensalzburg towers above Salzburg; the museums on and around the adjacent Mönchsberg give it even more cultural cachet and obvious Alpine character…
And yet, when you measure it in your own steps, you really get to know a place, and it turns out differently from how you may have thought it was.