The Rude Awakening

The Rude Awakening

The impressive fortress with the beautiful sounding name Belvedere-Gschwent stands out from the landscape. It also seems frightening. This oppressive feeling becomes even more intense when you walk through its corridors.   Belvedere is one of seven fortresses built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire between the years 1909 and 1912 like a chain in the natural…

Travelling with e-Cars in the Balkans – Charging in Bosnia-Herzegovina
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Travelling with e-Cars in the Balkans – Charging in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Yes, you can charge your e-car in Bosnia and Herzegovina and reach all your destinations! This beautiful and unique country is a popular place to visit because of its wild nature that also needs to be protected. The road trips there are famous because travellers pass remarkable natural spots, small traditional villages and nature wonders…

From Civil War to Balkan Blossom – How Bosnia and Herzegovina Became South-Eastern Europe’s Place of Desire
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From Civil War to Balkan Blossom – How Bosnia and Herzegovina Became South-Eastern Europe’s Place of Desire

In the shadow of its Croatian and Montenegrin neighbours with their prestigious location on the sapphire-blue Adriatic, Bosnia and Herzegovina long enjoyed a niche existence. The country, in the second row near the coast, seemed too insecure – its political past too dramatic. A mistake? Mhmm, and what a mistake! Because while next door, from…

Camels in the Fog

Camels in the Fog

SUMMER VACATION IN OMAN Camels in the Fog Spend summer vacations on the Arabian Peninsula and enjoy typical English weather! In Oman this is possible due to the monsoon rains that also hit the southern part of the country and turn the desert into a green jungle. My Stages SUMMER VACATION IN OMAN Camels in…

Pomegranates, Figs and Co. – In the paradise of the Balkans
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Pomegranates, Figs and Co. – In the paradise of the Balkans

ROAD-TRIP IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA Pomegranates, Figs and Co. – In the paradise of the Balkans Mediterranean climate is responsible for the fact that Herzegovina is home to wild pomegranates and figs. But the barren natural landscape has much more to offer My Stages ROAD-TRIP IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA Pomegranates, Figs and Co. – In the paradise of the…

“Electromobility could become a symbol of mobile freedom”
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“Electromobility could become a symbol of mobile freedom”

People in Bosnia and Herzegovina are fascinated by e-mobility, but are skeptical about it. Mayor of Municipality Sarajevo Center Srđan Mandić is a visionary. He is already in the process of building the first public gas station in Sarajevo. This year. I met him and asked him about it. A conversation about future urbanisation, his…

In Memoriam Jovan Divjak 11.03.1937 – 08.04.2021
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In Memoriam Jovan Divjak 11.03.1937 – 08.04.2021

An open letter In Memoriam Jovan Divjak 03/11/1937 – 04/08/2021 “The days of life in Sarajevo were days of love, respect and appreciation.” My Stages An open letter In Memoriam Jovan Divjak 03/11/1937 – 04/08/2021 “The days of life in Sarajevo were days of love, respect and appreciation.” My Stages “A symbol of humanity and…

To charge or not to charge, this is the question
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To charge or not to charge, this is the question

Audi e-tron Sportback 55 quattro To charge or not to charge, this is the question Is it possible to make a long road trip sustainable? I took the plunge and drove the Audi e-tron Sportback 55 quattro 1080 kilometers from Augsburg to Sarajevo alone.  My Stages Audi e-tron Sportback 55 quattro To charge or not…

Mountain Village Umoljani – In Search of the Stone Dragon
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Mountain Village Umoljani – In Search of the Stone Dragon

Off-Road Trip with the Landrover Defender – Part 4 Mountain Village Umoljani – In Search of the Stone Dragon Bosnia and Herzegovina is full of legends that continue to come to life. Mountain village Umoljani with its petrified dragon is one of the most mysterious places in this world. My Stages Off-Road Trip with the…

Swiss Cheese Made in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Swiss Cheese Made in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Off-Road Trip with the Landrover Defender – Part 5 Swiss Cheese Made in Bosnia and Herzegovina The best Swiss cheese can only be found in Switzerland? Not quite! We visited a cheese dairy in the Bosnian mountains and enjoyed a culinary treat. My Stages Off-Road Trip with the Landrover Defender – Part 5 Swiss Cheese…

Honeymoon on Crete – ABATON ISLAND RESORT & SPA
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Honeymoon on Crete – ABATON ISLAND RESORT & SPA

ABATON ISLAND RESORT & SPA Honeymoon on Crete We have found the perfect place for the Honeymoon, which is worthy to the gods of Greek mythology. The Abaton Island Resort & Spa in Crete is a perfect symbiosis of tradition and modernity, which has preserved its cultural authenticity. My stages ABATON ISLAND RESORT & SPA…

Inside the Japanese gourmet temple of superlatives
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Inside the Japanese gourmet temple of superlatives

THE JAPANESE BY THE CHEDI ANDERMATT Inside the Japanese gourmet temple of superlatives Luxury après hiking or skiing combined with light food – we visited The Japanese by The Chedi Andermatt, the highest-located Japanese gourmet restaurant in Switzerland My Stages THE JAPANESE BY THE CHEDI ANDERMATT Inside the Japanese gourmet temple of superlatives Luxury après…

Schloss Elmau in Bavaria – honeymoon “on the doorstep”
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Schloss Elmau in Bavaria – honeymoon “on the doorstep”

HONEYMOON IN GERMANY Schloss Elmau in Bavaria – honeymoon “on the doorstep” Freshly married lovers may also find a number of places “on their doorstep” where they can honeymoon wonderfully. With the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid we drove to the Alps and visited the world famous Hotel Schloss Elmau. My Stages HONEYMOON IN…

Mountain Cheese Dumplings – Cooking Course on the Seiser Alm​
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Mountain Cheese Dumplings – Cooking Course on the Seiser Alm​

Yes, the title sounds like a Bavarian Eberhofer crime novel. But we are on the road in South Tyrol and still guests at the Romantik Hotel Turm in Völs at Schlern. The owner Stephan Pramstrahler invited us to his hut on the Seiser Alm. We are still totally inspired by his raven and eagle owl stories, but also open and excited about further stories and tales.

Sultan Qaboos bin Said – The Smell of Rain in Oman
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Sultan Qaboos bin Said – The Smell of Rain in Oman

Sultan Quaboos voller Demut für sein Land It’s raining. Continuously since early morning. And it’s cold, too. What you can call cold in Oman. It’s about 15 degrees Celsius. Totally unusual in Muscat, the capital of the country. Also the smell in the air I haven’t experienced this way since I’ve been living in Oman….

Maserati Levante – Discover Oman with Italian passion
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Maserati Levante – Discover Oman with Italian passion

Ich durfte mit dem Maserati Lavente S GranLusso den Oman entdecken (credit: Abduhlrahman Al Sinaidi) I press the start button. The 6 cylinder engine, designed by Ferrari, howls under the stylishly shaped hood. It is a unique sound in the car world and people love it. Me too. I fell in love with the Maserati…

Oman – Tales from One Thousand and One Nights
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Oman – Tales from One Thousand and One Nights

The account of my first trip to Oman. On this journey I fell in love with this wonderful country with all its sights and amazing people. A 5000-year-old historic in harmony with the modern age, barren highland formations, unspoilt beaches, green highlands as well as desert – Oman is a country of contrasts, which takes…

Clear Water, Canyons, and Pristine Nature – Rafting on the Neretva
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Clear Water, Canyons, and Pristine Nature – Rafting on the Neretva

Rafting on the Neretva with our skipper Dženan (Photo: neretvarafting.ba) “We’ll pick you up tomorrow at quarter to eight and take you rafting,” a beaming Amel Salihbašić, author of the Bosnian travel guide Come, Enjoy, Pass It On, tells me. I’m hesitant at first. We’d been planning to do something together for quite a while,…

Ramadan, Oman and me – and suddenly it was completely different …
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Ramadan, Oman and me – and suddenly it was completely different …

I have fasted during Ramadan – for the first time in my life. Out of solidarity with my Omani host family? Rather out of curiosity. A part of my Bosnian family is also Muslim and some family members fast regularly. Having grown up in Germany, I found it crazy that they “do this to themselves”….

My Oman Travel Blog – Oman a wonderful travel destination
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My Oman Travel Blog – Oman a wonderful travel destination

Where’s Oman? Oman lies at the southern end of the Arabian peninsula at the Arabian Sea.S The capital Muscat is located about 5300 kilometers from Berlin. The neighbors of Oman are from north to south the United Arab Emirates. Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. What is special about Oman? In spite of its geographical proximity…

Maserati Quattroporte GTS – A Gentleman with 530 PS
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Maserati Quattroporte GTS – A Gentleman with 530 PS

Maserati Quattroporte GTS – Gentleman mit 530 PS Italian History Great historical personalities crossed the pass at the Great Saint Bernard at an altitude of almost 2500 metres. Up here is the border between the Aosta Valley in Italy and the Valais in Switzerland. Napoléon Bonaparte had his historical crossing immortalized in 1800 in a…