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Focus Turkey: Mosque Impressions

February 28, 2015 - Amidst the current affairs about anti Islam sentiments, islamistic violence and screwed-up world politics in general, I´...
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Focus Turkey: Mardin

December 05, 2014 - Sprawled around a sandy hill in the semi-desert of southeastern Turkey lies the pretty town of Mardin. A town with a lon...
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Rückblende: HongKong 1995

November 23, 2014 - One of my strangest trips has been to HongKong. Why? Having just moved to India at the time, there was no apparent reaso...
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Focus Turkey: Anatolia - part 3

November 19, 2014 - More of the great Anatolian landscape here: part 1 and part 2. The rumble subsides once again, solitude wraps the A...
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Focus Turkey: Hattuša

October 06, 2014 - An interesting fact that doesn´t come along with every-day knowledge is that Anatolia (Asia Minor), which comprises pres...
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Focus Turkey: Bezirgan Nightshots

June 06, 2014 - Bezirgan has been the subject of a blog article just recently. Our favorite place in Turkey. This time I´ve got some pho...
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Focus Syria: Safita

May 20, 2014 - On a mountain ridge between the Mediterranean coast and the grand, awe-inspiring Krak de Chevalier lies the small mounta...
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Focus Turkey: Destroying Bezirgan?

May 07, 2014 - One of my favorite places in the world is a small village in a valley of the west Taurus mountains of Turkey. Bezirgan....
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Focus Syria: Damascus

April 06, 2014 - Damascus is a crazily fascinating place. History buffs feel like wandering around a treasure trove, always discovering n...
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Focus Turkey: Anatolia - part 2

March 18, 2014 - Read and see Anatolia - part 1 Beyond the horizon grows a faint rumble, a slight breathing of the earth, an up an...
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Focus Turkey: Snowshoeing

March 07, 2014 - It sounds weird, but Turkey has harsh winters. Temperatures drop to -25ºC for weeks and months and there´s enough snow t...
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Rückblende: Palmyra - Syria 2001

February 16, 2014 - The nice thing about Palmyra is it´s location in the middle of the desert and close to a rather large oasis. When arrivi...
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Focus Turkey: Afyon

February 03, 2014 - Most travellers exploring the interior of Turkey are bypassing the city of Afyon. It´s located on the crossroads where t...
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Focus Turkey: Ankara Market

January 05, 2014 - The market in the old part of Ankara called Ulus, is a lively and thriving place, full of different grocery stalls. Ther...
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Focus Turkey: Anatolia - part 1

December 10, 2013 - Anatolia is reminiscent of long forgotten stories, cultures long lost, thousands of years of drama, great people and lov...
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Focus Turkey: Turkish Georgia

November 17, 2013 - Tucked away in the far northeastern corner of present day Turkey lie the wonderful provinces of Artvin and Ardahan. Both...
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Focus Turkey: Cappadocia - Kappadokien

October 10, 2013 - ENGLISH Cappadocia is a cultural landscape that never ceases to impress me. It´s the perfect place to relax, slow down...
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Focus Turkey: Gordion

September 16, 2013 - ENGLISH Alexander the Great came to Gordion to break the Gordian Knot with a strike of his sword. True? Not quite. Even...
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Focus Syria: Maalula

September 02, 2013 - ENGLISH Maalula, sometimes also written Ma`loula or Maaloula, is a village of about 2,000 situated at the end of a natu...
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Rückblende: Beirut 1998

August 25, 2013 - ENGLISH Beirut is one of those bizzare places where you definetely sense the difference, the uniqueness, and yes, the c...
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Rückblende: Golan Heights - Golanhöhen 1998

May 23, 2013 - ENGLISH During my first trip to Syria I had the opportunity to visit the part of the Golan Heights which is under UN su...
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Focus Turkey: Ballooning in Cappadocia - Ballon fahren in Kappadokien

May 21, 2013 - ENGLISH Having read about the recent ballooning accident in Turkey, I was reminded of a morning in Cappadocia, exactly...
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Rückblende: Kalkutta - Calcutta - Kolkata 1996

May 08, 2013 - ENGLISH This is a black and white series of pictures taken on one of the many hiking tours I undertook while living in...
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Focus Turkey: Mevlana

May 05, 2013 - ENGLISH One of the most fascinating figures I learned about on my travels is Rumi, the great namegiver of the Mevlevi O...
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Focus Syria: Aleppo - Pearl of the Orient

April 25, 2013 - ENGLISH It doesn´t seem so long ago that we´ve been to Syria, one of those more exotic travel destinations for obvious...
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