2011-05-20It's about three in the morning and yet again the car alarm has been set off. It is a serenade of alternating police and emergency sirens and rhythmic honking. It is the fourth time since I went to bed a few hours ago. A couple of minutes later, the neighbor shows mercy by … Continue Reading ››
2010-05-13The train to the desert left Tunis at 9 o'clock in the evening and arrived at 5 o'clock in the morning in Tozeur. I thought I'd get a little sleep on the train so I can begin my adventure the next morning, but that was just a dream ...
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2010-05-15I did not really know what to visit, when I arrived in Gafsa. I had no map and there was no tourist office in town. I had read in my travel guide that Gafsa was famous for handmade rugs, but that there was nothing else to see in this small town in the … Continue Reading ››
Aleppo is a cultural patchwork. Muslims and Christians, Armenians and Assyrians, Arabs and foreigners coexist there in peace. You can meet a cart pulled by a donkey and then a luxury car within a few meters. The modern and the traditional are face to face in this extraordinary city.
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2006-06-04North-west of Aleppo in the Afrin Valley is Ain Dara. A deserted ruin, far from the tourist swarms, on a hill overlooking the Afrin river and the olive trees. The small temple is guarded by black lions. Lion have a long tradition of power in Syria. The temple dates back to the end … Continue Reading ››
2010-10-12The attentive reader of publications on the economy knows that the Japanese one is thought to be in gentle decline. However, travelling to Mohammad 5 international airport, Casablanca/ Morocco, I got a striking demonstration of its remaining performance. This is, if my experiences exchanging money are can serve as a general guideline on … Continue Reading ››
2008-09-04Tehran is a big city.. so big that you have to tell a taxi driver the way to your destination, because there is nobody who knows all the endless roundabouts, roads, high- and freeways.. in case you don't know, expect the taxi driver to keep asking colleagues and passers-by.. Continue Reading ››