I still see them vividly in front of me, the beautiful girls of my school class, as they sit crisp brown in the classroom after the summer holidays, or quite decadent after Christmas.
Seductively greets the blue of the Mediterranean on approach to Valencia, the dazzling metropolis on the east coast of Spain, notorious for its picturesque beaches, its rich cultural life and the lively inhabitants. But for more than a short "hello" is no time, because my journey leads out of the city, into the hinterland of the Region of Valencia. I'm looking for peace, nature and have my hiking sandals in the luggage.
It starts with a rustling. A rustling that pervades this incomparable rainforest permanent sound of chirping, splashing and chirping for a short time.
Let's get some vodka.
Because we are Mongols.
And the devil gets us soon enough!
If countries like lovers for me, then Italy would be my great love, undisputed. After an uncomfortable winter I return to the spring, to Ischia. Alone.
Glorious weather. The sky shines blue-white on my crossing to the Fraueninsel in the Chiemsee. It is the weekend and there is high activity on the "Bavarian Sea". And how smart everyone did. Completely unironic wear the Bavarian and the Bavarian the finest costume. A colorful checkered army to Dirndln and Krachledernen where the eye looks, from the little ones to the neat older gentlemen. What would probably bother me elsewhere would make sense here anyway.
At Craft Beer, one does not necessarily think of the hip metropolises of the world, New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, necessarily in the Bavarian province. But far from it. Hops, the stuff that brings the world's micro-brewer to rapture, the irreplaceable all-rounder among the beer ingredients, grows here in huge quantities, right in the idyllic Hallertau, the geographic center of Bavaria.
Wine regions are for me the best travel destinations: warm people, beautiful landscapes, and of course the wine - one of the most beautiful trivia in the world.
"Amazing!" I look into bright eyes. "Beautiful!" These are the reactions of the locals when they hear about my destination. The island seems to be the blast. My expectations are high, before I even set foot on the island.