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Triple A – For Attersee, Austria and my summer at the Lake

Nestled like a jewel, framed by hills and mountains lies the crystal clear lake Attersee. The multifarious colours are just unbelievable and lake Attersee, which is situated in the upper Austrian region of Salzkammergut, is the biggest lake in Austria which is entirely in Austria. Distinctive mountains like the Schafberg (1783 m), southwest of the lake, or Höllengebirge (1862 m), southeast...

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Shanghai, how small can big be ?

For some travellers a city like Shanghai with its population close to 25 000 000 might appear tremendous, intimidating  or even overwhelming. Others appreciate the anonymity in such a metropolis, enjoying its variety and feel a vast extend instead of tightness. The spectrum why, whom and what each individual enjoys or attracts to this huge […]

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The chase for the Glass House

This blog is a contribution from Christiane Zieschang. While living as a architect in Switzerland she is also a construction & building researcher ¦ property economist and a passioned discoverer in therms of traveling. Where to go if you want to leave town ? Hamptons, Shelter Island, Brighton Beach…sure,  you can. But if you are looking for some […]

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Sri Lanka 2016 anno 1981

When you’re young, it’s always cool to celebrate your birthday in “far out“ locations. Thanks to my mother, it so happened that I spontaneously celebrated my 16th birthday in Sri Lanka. My mother happened to be taking a trip around the world with me – wanderlust more or less runs in my blood. The reasons […]

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Eagle Hunters of Mongolia

Eagle eyes had latched onto me, reacting to my slightest move.  The mighty eagle perched on my left hand, supported by a wooden cast., while my right hand was holding the reigns of a Mongol Steppe horse, and that’s how we rode deep into the West of the Mongolian steppes, to Olgii in Altay. The […]

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Expedition Dhaulagiri VII 7246 m

It took a year of planning until a motley crew of mountaineering friends met at Vienna airport, full of excitement about our upcoming expedition to Dhaulagiri VII, the Putha Hiunchuli (7246 m) in Dolpo, Western Nepal. It’s easy to say that Putha Hiunchuli is “technically one of the easier” 7000s in the Dhaulagiri ridge. As […]

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