On the traces of historical Austria you can find some extraodinary places. At the end of the Gastein Valley you stand in front of this georgeous waterfall. It builds the heart of Bad Gastein. A small town with historic buildings from the Belle Époque, the time span of about 30 years around the turn of 19th to 20th century. There […]
Banh Trang is the art of producing “paper” out of rice, a handcraft with a very long tradition in Vietnam and Cambodia. A paste of rice flour is applied on a cloth, strained over steaming hot water. Already after a few seconds the material hardens, can be gently lifted off the mesh with a spatula made of bamboo and be […]
In the beginning of summer when the temperature of the Mediterranean Sea climbs higher a lot of water sportsman take up the bays of south Spain. An uplifting spectacle in which one would like to take part immediately. No problem – all necessary gear can be rent at the beach promenade.
Last chance to see Most traditions are completely irrational. In many places they get cultivated for centuries without ever being questioned. Traditional handicraft on the other hand is a dying art in many countries. Machines are replacing work previously done by hands and produce functional products for a cheaper price. A good thing, in principle. But inevitably there is a […]
Travelling through afar countries often reminds you how comfortable we live. Things which are taken for granted in industrial countries can state a problem somewhere else. Tasks that can be fulfilled easily by one person can occupy a whole family. In a lot of African countries markets are still the traditional way to do the weekly grocery shopping. In industrial […]
When you enter Battambang the first thing you think is – what would one do here? After walking through the streets for a while it gets clear that after the big central market you need some help to find interesting or at least some touristic activities. But there is help! Because looking at the city map I got at my […]