Category Archives: Travel
On our first day in Nikko it rained, it was hot and humid, all in all quite unpleasant. But without that sticky weather, this picture would not have been possible. You can simply sense the heat and humidity.
Summer nights in Finland are quite spectacular.
Summer is the most pleasant season to visit Helsinki, which is a city of nature, of brilliant clear colors, fresh air, and refreshing walks. The main cathedral (Tuomiokirkko) dominates the view of Helsinki with its pure white structure and green … Continue reading
The divine voice of Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) in the heavenly setting of the Villa Bellosguardo in Tuscany
The Enrico Caruso museum that has recently been opened, only a few months ago, is hosted in Caruso’s magnificent Tuscan villa in the suburbs of Florence. The famous tenor chose the Villa Bellosguardo in Lastra a Signa together with his … Continue reading
One of the relentless habits of the Finns is drinking coffee. It is not farfetched to talk about Finnish coffee culture, which manifests itself in the large number of new and old cafés in small towns and big cities as … Continue reading
During your visit to Japan, you will repeatedly hear ‘Irasshaimase’ – which means ‘welcome’ – as Japanese girls greet you with a delightful smile at the airport, in department stores, restaurants, hotels, and ryokans (Japanese style hotels). When you yearn … Continue reading
a very characteristic scene
Last year we visited the French Polynesia to celebrate my birthday. We flew from Europe to Los Angeles, where we stopped for three-four days both on our way to Tahiti and back. That was a very wise move, we later … Continue reading
Vietnam could be said to be the most capitalist communist country where local inhabitants come up with clever business ideas to earn their monthly income. They load their mopeds with impossibly huge stacks of merchandise or walk around selling what … Continue reading
At the end of the month-beginning of May, the fragrant wisterias will be in full bloom again in Florence. Scent and sight full of spring delight. I can’t wait!