The Royal Monastery of Brou
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  From afar, we spotted the glitter of the Royal Monastery of Brou’s glazed patterned roof tiles. Its burgundy, terracotta and emerald mosaic gleaming in the July sunshine.   I pulled over at the next intersection and found an empty … Read More

From Venice with Love
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  Oh no! Nooooo! I can’t believe I just said “Venice”! Noooo!!! Never had I wished so hard to be able to turn back time! Just one minute. Or maybe even 2 seconds would have been enough. Suddenly, tears rolled … Read More

From Malta with Love… Our Unforgettable Memories
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  Have you ever heard of the “Malta Convention”? It’s a European Convention on the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage. Also dubbed the “Valletta Convention” or the “Valletta Treaty”, since it was adopted in Valletta, the capital of Malta. Due … Read More

Labrang Monastery: A Slice of Tibet in Gansu, China
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  It was the windshield wiper that woke me up. A familiar sound. And yet out of the ordinary setting. A noise I know so well from my daily life in rainy Luxembourg. And yet unusual. For it had not … Read More

Best Things to do in San Francisco
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  San Francisco is one of our favorite cities in the world. In fact, we love it so much that we decided to live in SF for a few months after leaving Paris. During our time in the City, we … Read More

Things to Do in Los Angeles
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  Why are you going to Los Angeles again? I let my friend’s question linger a bit in my mind. Then, I cleared my throat. I’m going to L.A. to run away from wintery Europe. To watch the sunset while … Read More

Splendor and Elegance in Venice: the Ego Boutique Hotel the Silk Road
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Venice never quite seems real, but rather an ornate film set suspended on the water. -Frida Giannini   When our Alilaguna boat reached the Grand Canal and slowly moved forward along the majestic palazzos, I still couldn’t believe we were … Read More

Exploring London’s East End
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  It was raining cats and dogs outside when I told Kerstin that we should spend our Twixmas in London. She was standing behind me, so I couldn’t see her eyes. But I was almost sure that she was rolling … Read More

Traveling along the Tea Horse Road in Yunnan
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  “In Yunnan, girls wear flowers in all four seasons. And toes are exposed all year round.” These are two of the famous Eighteen Oddities of Yunnan Province. Located in southwestern China at an average altitude of 1,900 meters above sea … Read More

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