Entries from 'favorite places'

sunrise on Signal Hill

On our first day we (the little one ;) woke up very early, so we went up to see the  sun rise on Signal Hill. The glistening yellow ball came up slowly behind the mountains, and cast its first sunrays on Table Mountaint while the city bowl was still lying quietly in the early morning…

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in Cape Town (finally again)

After a looong journey we arrived in Capetown and spent a few days there. It was the first time I had visited in the summer time and it was even more beautiful than I had imagined. The scenery is just incredible and it made me want to move there instantly! Also, the shopping….I guess it can’t…

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some call it Africa…

We went for a holiday to South Africa and Namibia and it was so, so good to be back in this beautiful part of the world. From the Mother City, we drove up to the Fish River Canyon in Namibia, spent a few days on a farm in the Karoo and were living the good…

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Alle Jahre wieder…

Like every year (except last) we spent Christmas at my parents’ place and enjoyed a couple of days with family and friends. It was so special to see the lights and the decorations on the Christmas tree together, and to open some presents – even though someone thought the wrapping paper was far more interesting…

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a few pics from that last big trip: the wild West Coast

So here’s kind of the last batch of pictures from our NZ trip from a few stops along the West Coast of the South Island. A really pristine coast, with a wild symphony of whitewater, huge, thundering waves, amazing rock formations, seal colonies, native birds and completely oversized vegetation, topped with the full range of…

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a summer week on a mediterranean island

  In late August, we spent a wonderful week on the island of Corsica. We stayed in a little hotel in Calvi, enjoyed the warm Mediterranean sea, the fine sandy beaches, and explored some of the little villages, the towering mountains and the incredible coastline. In the meantime, summer has left us and the we…

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London on the go

I got to attend a conference in London last week and was lucky enough to spend some time over the weekend with good friends. Ever since I lived in the UK, London has been one of my favorite cities and so I was really happy to be back for a few days. Here are a…

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capitals of Europe

A few pics from Brussels, where I went for a quick work trip last week. I stayed in a cool new hotel near the infamous Place Lux and went out for a few drinks with new and old colleagues. It’s been a while since my Brussels days but somehow it felt like not too much…

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Capetown for some nights

When I got a chance to go to beautiful Capetown for some days earlier this week, of course I jumped at the opportunity! Even better, Björn and I got to go there together and spent a fantastic, sunny Sunday exploring the water front and catching up over brunch and dinner with our friend. I stayed…

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and then it was spring

Spring in Bavaria is still one of my favorite times of the year – at least in my head. Today it is very cold and rainy, but last week I got some warm and sunny days. The sunshine, green hills dotted with white and yellow flowers and the famous white & blue Bavarian sky bring…

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what really happened: the new york city edition

Last thursday was an exciting day for us! We woke up to fantastic sunshine, took the subway to City Hall and picked up some flowers on the way. At City Hall, we applied for a wedding license and then waited excitedly until it was our turn to say those special words: “I do” “By the…

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Sunset Saturday XXXXXII

Last week we walked over the Brooklyn Bridge to Dumbo and enjoyed the beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline! New York is such as fantastic place and we were lucky to get some sunny (and even mild) days in the middle of February…

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Sunset Saturday XXXXVIII

Sunset behind palms and rice paddies in Ubud, Bali. During my first trip to Bali we stayed in a villa in the middle of the rice paddies and went for a walk around the area just before sunset. From a distance we could hear the chanting and drumming in a nearby temple and the air…

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bei Kaiserwetter auf der Wiesn

The weather during the Oktoberfest was exceptionally nice and so we enjoyed the sunshine and warm temperatures. I went there with dear friends from Austria and we walked around the Theresienwiese, where the Oktoberfest is taking place, before we entered one of the beer tents. In the afternoon, we went for a ride on the…

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counting down

(picture: Wiesn 2006)This week was the last week before our big holiday and so I was busy finishing stuff for work, and meeting people before we leave for Munich tomorrow. The Oktoberfest is starting tomorrow as well, and since it’s been three years that I’ve last been there, I am kind of excited for this…

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