Late Summer at Bosporus

September 6th, 2009

Late Summer at BosporusBeside spring also late summer is one of the most attractive travel seasons to have a closer look at the Bosporus pearl, as the climatic mix of sun, clouds and fresh breezes coming from the Mediterranian sea is a perfect background to soak up Istanbul’s attitude towards life at daytime as well as at night like a sponge »»

Marraca$h’s dazzling Bustle

May 22nd, 2008

Marraca$h’s dazzling BustleThe quiet place where the storks are spending their winter vacation is so much more busy and hectic for us humans. Framed by the snow covered peaks of High Atlas while being riddled with exotic palm trees; that is the way how Morocco’s most known city is presenting itself. Marrakech, a place where you can bring your senses into closest contact with the Orient and its clichés »»

Sand Blasted – The desert of Morocco

April 17th, 2008

Sand Blasted – The desert of MoroccoIf you can see your hand in front of your face and it isn’t vanishing into yellow air; if the inside of your lungs doesn’t become dust crumbed and the sun doesn’t burn the last drop of water out of your body; if a camel’s back is not the reason of bruises and that you’re close to being emasculated, yes, then the desert can mean lots of fun… ;-) »»

The spiritual Dignity of Fes

April 10th, 2008

The spiritual Dignity of FesThe old hub of the Kingdom of Fès accommodates the biggest historical medina of Northern Africa, while also being home of at least a million people and spiritual centre of the country »»

Between Orient and Occident

April 25th, 2007

Between Orient and OccidentThere is nobody who never ever heard of the Stories from One Thousand and One Nights before, isn’t there? Without doubt there is no other region in the world as mythic as shrouded in legends Orient. For centuries it was a cultural centre of then known world, but also birthplace of civilisation’s achievements. Its proximity to the Holy Land and its wealth in terms of trading and resources quickly brought the Orient into the focus of Western civilisation. Conflicts came up, ebbed away or are persisting until presence. Empires were built and broke down again. Hence, one of the most enthralling and most misconceived areas of our planet. »»

Colourful Petra

April 10th, 2007

Colourful PetraOne of the few things you’re not about to expect in the Jordan desert between Dead Sea and Wadi Rum is definitely snow. Climate change is unstoppable, but fortunately the sun melted the white stuff and Jordan’s jewel, the unique mountain city of Petra could unfold it’s colourful visage »»

Grey Amman

April 9th, 2007

Grey AmmanIn time at about 5:00a.m. muezzin called to prayer »»

More eternal than Rome – Damascus

April 8th, 2007

More eternal than Rome – DamascusDimashq, 3:00a.m., when arriving at the international airport of Damas, how Syrians lovingly call Damascus, I didn’t know that Syria’s capital will evolve to be the highlight of my Orient journey. »»