Italia, Food – a perfect weekend

I was lucky to spend the last weekend at Lago di Garda, in Italy. The weather was perfectly sunny most of the time and I discovered a perfect Sea Food restaurant in the beautiful city of Salo. Since then I’m craving for Sea Food although I’m actually a Vegetarian even mostly vegan. But vacations are for exceptions. I’m already planning in my head to move to Italy, who else is coming with me? Only lying at the beach, visiting beautiful villages and eating every Italian dish that comes around.

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Exactly in this moment Netflix does it again. Well, Netflix does it over and over again. Producing high quality series that keep me watching for hours and not having bought a TV for years.

They produced this show called “Chef’s Table” and it’s a symphony of food pictures, Italian landscape and lifestyle and cheese, cheese cheese. It’s an advanced talk about food. As well as on the level of language as on the level of the images:

”In my heart is Balsamico and vinegar and my muscles are made of parmigiano.”

Have a look for yourself:

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The “Sunday-Castle” of this week was the amazing stronghold of Sirmione, Castello Scaligero.

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I think Lazise is the coziest city around the lake! So many childhood memories!

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The Lake Garda is just one of my favorite spots for vacation. Maybe that’s something I have in common with thousands of Germans.

Well, where to next? Any good suggestions? What are your plans? I’m looking for nice places all over Europe for my upcoming trip!

A Weekend in New York

I’ll spend the next days and NYE in New York. Time to get a closer look at the city. I’ve already seen Ground Zero and the Statue of Liberty, so we had time to walk around and just to stop wherever we wanted to.

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The New York discovery-tour started at Bryant Park, where I took this amazing “Kugel-Selfie”in one of the enormous christmas tree balls.
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The weather was awesome and one wouldn’t think it’s December in New York. No snow, only warm sunshine.

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Of course I needed to see the Central Station and took a Serena-like picture. Of course. 
Weekend in New Yorki always dreamt about seeing the Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center. Well this year’s tree might not be a beauty but I was still amazed by all those people admiring the decoration and waiting for a spot on the ice-ring.
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Sun goes down around 5pm these days and we watched it from New Yorks one and only castle. The “Belvedere”on a hill in the Central Park. We also went to the Strawberry Fields and guessed about the spot where John Lennon was shot.
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Saturday Night ended with some american foodporn. And it was finally a real Date Night. Without the movie but with dinner and Margaritas.

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Sunday morning we had italian coffee at Eataly, just across the Flat Iron Building. It’s an amazing food court full of delicious Italian food.
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We made our way through little Italy and China Town. Buying Polaroid films at Urban Outfitters and having lunch at Ramen Takumi, near NYU.

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Guess how many taxis hooted at me for standing in the center of the street and taking pictures like this one. People definitely honk more in America then in Berlin. Seems to be a proven fact. Weekend in New York

Finally we crossed the Brooklyn Bridge and watched the Skyline.

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We ended our tour at the Chelsea Market. They still have their Christmas Decoration on and I couldn”t help myself and spend some time at the Anthropologie store.Weekend in New YorkWeekend in New York

Like waiting for Christmas

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So this countdown is my actual advent calendar. Slowly NYC gets near. I ordered insta x films for my Fuji and this perfect moleskine notebook where all the Polaroids and my notes and ideas will find a place 🙂
I’m not even sure if I should take my canon. I’ll probably end up taking all pictures by Polaroid or IPhone anyway…as usual.

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Pragues Highlights

Prague…Oh you lovely city of one of the most discussed and yet most loved authors. Say hello to Mr.Kafka and Prague’s Avant-garde. In case you’re going by car to Prague…stop in Pilsen and eat at the local brewery. The food there is just amazing and surprisingly inexpensive! In Prague it’s hard to miss the must-seen-tourist-spots as you only have to follow the masses of visitors. But there are somethings you might not think of in the first place! Prague Prague Prague In Prague you need to bring your picnic to the water. Just hang and watch all the tourists run by, while eat, getting tanned and listening to someone who brought their guitar. There is always someone who brings their guitar. Prague Rent a boat! There’s nothing more relaxing than paddeling on the Moldau. Prague Pilsens Brewery doesn’t only do good bear, but makes the best “Knödel” as well! Prague Oh hello sun rise! If you have never partied on a boat until the sun reminded you that there is always a next day…Prague is the right place to party on on of the Party Boats until the sun comes up! Prague Prague Hard Rock Cafés really aren’t my kind of places. But the one in Prague has this amazing light-installation in shape of a guitar. Prague Prague The museum for modern art in Prague is one of the best of its kind! The art you’ll find there is far away from the mainstream modern-art. Here you’ll find real avant-garde from young aspiring artists.

Thailand: A break beside the Chao Phraya River

I already shared some impressions of Thailand during my time there. Some pictures from some extraordinary locations whenever I had sufficient w-land connection and muse to share something. I already showed you some videos. For example oft my first evening in Bangkok. A video about the train ride to Koh Phangan and impressions from the Khao San Road. I couldn’t hold back my enthusiasm for my favorite breakfast place in Chiang Mai as well – but there is so much more. Todays photos are made in a very little bar near the Dragon Road. A trail through the Chinese Quarter of Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River. We were so exhausted after a day of exploring when we finally stumbled over this magical place. It’s owner appreciates cats (and I’m pretty sure she is actually Japanese! At least the extra toilet-slippers made me wonder;)) It’s just the perfect place to watch the sun go down over this magical city.

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Guess why I chose this café? Can’t be because of the clouds on their advertising sign!

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The Dragon Road is an amazing path for discovering the riverside of the Chao Phraya. Dare to leave it though! There a small trails leading you directly to the river and through the places where the people besides the river actually live in their houses build on logs right into the water.

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The small streets of the Road of the Dragon. Simon, who traveled with me was always wondering about the electricity cables running openly through the streets.

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