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Where to find the Best Gelato in Florence – and Why Social Media Might Not Tell You

A part of “microexploration” I particularly like is to think through food. Enjoy it, and consider connections.

Looking for the best gelato in Florence found a connection with one of my least favorite parts of social media, though: the network effect.

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SamuraiMUC

Collection/Connection: Samurai. Collection Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller

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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Simonyi-Blick_Hallstatt

Hallstatt from the Up/Side of the Sarstein, Deep in Snow

Snowy Salzkammergut winter, and I wanted to try another approach to Hallstatt. This time, over the Sarstein.

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On BergeSeen-Trail Above Gosauseen

Hallstatt from the Top: Hiking Across the Dachstein

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.

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Collection/Connection: Fascination Japan, Art Forum Vienna

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.

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Weltmuseum Wien Japan Model Fort Entrance

Collections/Connections: World Museum Vienna (Weltmuseum Wien)

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.

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Collections/Connections: Vienna’s Imperial Treasury – A Treasury of European History

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.

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Bergmarathon 2018 Gmundnerberg

Alps Adventuring: Bergmarathon, Around Traunsee Lake with Friends

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?

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Hochkönigman Skyrace. Running in Snow

Alps Adventuring: Hochkönigman Skyrace

“So, does it warrant the ‘Skyrace’ label?” Thomas Bosnjak, the race director, asked me about the Hochkönigman Skyrace. With a grin.

I had, just having finished, had to complain how hard it had been…

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