Confusion (mis) Perception Clarification / I like the “Game” & Hermes

“Yes, I can see you like Asian things”. – selfconfident: “It’s like what you have in your hair!” I guess he meant my barrett.  “Well actually it’s French.” I took the hairslide off (hi hi i have long hair..), showed it to him and continued: ” Don’t you think Hermes makes beautiful products?” He replied:”…

Calm / peaceful and simply nice – lovely short break

After a lovely 1 1/2 train ride from Nice I arrived at Imperia. From their it is little under 30 min. by car  (25 km). A village with around 1.400 inhabitants (in 1861 approx. 4.360) who are actively (!) with a lot of passion participating  to make it a nice place to be: welcome to…

Size matters / Amazing Discovery / Collegiata S. Giovanni Battista

I decided to walk around and explore the neighbourhood a bit. The weather was beautiful and so was the church. I seriously had no idea what to expect when I entered……. Hear say: In the year 1234 the first parts were built! Latest studies declare that the build started 1333 (gravestone news!). Originally the church…

Let’s go Italy / Europe is great 

My friends invited me to spend the weekend with them in lovely Italy. They bought a 14th century  house in a 14th century village. Almost needless to say that needed to be explored, visited and embraced.The beauty of Europe is to get to most places without big hazzle and in a timely manner to be…

Paris & Uber and me 

Just landed in Paris. Standard routine: Uber.  “Madame you need a taxi.” “Yes calling an Uber.” “!?? !!l” looking with a shaking head at some other guys waiting, brief exchange, he looked at me again:”‘Forbidden! Not good.” “I know same in Germany: forbidden and not good!” 🙂 He turned around to the guys asking, talking,…

Home Sweet Home / ” Hey, how are you?”

I was on a business trip in Frankfurt and decided to walk to my next meeting, which is possible, because Frankfurts city center isn’t that big.  Walking down memory lane, dreaming,  passing by the area where I used to life many many moons ago, we bumped into each other.  “Hi!” “Hi! BBB” ” The third…