Category Archives: Travel

Enjoy the reverie: Flox – Right Here

As heard today on the excellent Music channel Couleur 3, the one last reliable radio station broadcasting decent music in this land. If they knew any better its swiss german counterparts would bow their heads in shame, but alas they … Continue reading

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Healing Scars in Lebanon

Instead of healing open and still septic wounds, Lebanon moves on, ignoring setbacks and numerous bursts of the ever dwelling conflict. Beirut lives with desperation and joy and has seen its fair share of life, death and beyond. The past … Continue reading

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Have a little faith in Istanbul

When flying in to Istanbul, the pointy spikes of its countless minarets create a thorny silhouette of this hilly city and its mighty Bosphorus river. As you drive in closer to the old city and the sprawlingly glitzy parts of … Continue reading

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Beirut Wisdom

Whenever I feel bad, I start to sing. Then I realize, my voice is worse than my problems. As seen in the streets of Beirut, near downtown.

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Taking a stroll in Lisbon

The famously tranquil and serene city of Lisboa in economically troubled Portugal is the perfect getaway for even a mere few days. A city that has been rocked on as many woes it lost count to remember, it transcends peace. … Continue reading

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Montreux Jazz Festival 2012

Only 5 days until this great event starts off. Yeah While I had a look at their line-up when the big concerts where anounced, I was a little bit dissapointed. But now!!! The acts they organised for free sampling, fantastic! … Continue reading

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Getting lost in Shikoku, Japan

It’s hard to actually get off the beaten tracks in Japan in general, and even then you are not far from the next Seven-11 or one of his many look-alikes. Nonetheless we tried and most positively succeeded. The quest took … Continue reading

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Offene Weinkeller (open vine cellars) next Saturday

What once started somewhere in the canton of Schaffhausen, has now spread to most German-speaking cantons. Some vineyards and the handicraft of those masters overlooking the process of juice turning into wine, and you have a nice product to put in a … Continue reading

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Bliss in Kyoto

Kyoto is in many respects quite the antipode to Tokyo, with its ubiquitous neon lights and super-efficient public transport system, but nonetheless as breathtaking in its own. Much more tranquil, as most of its treasures are hidden away on the … Continue reading

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Tsukiji Fish Market Tokyo vs. Swiss Retailers Fish Section

I’m quite sure that I know when the air smells fishy or like the sea. So I was quite surprised to smell the fishes on the shelf at the local supermarket from some feet away. Far away from Mondays visit … Continue reading

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