Joyce, the chef …

September 4, 2016 / 0 comments

I know I’ve been lazy about writing new blog posts. I do have tons of excuses like working a lot, traveling and having many other things on the plate right now. It’s not that I don’t have plenty of strangers to write about. I met plenty of new faces and also took some pictures. It’s…

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death penalty and hinduism

July 15, 2016 / 0 comments

our reliable driver who always kept an eye on our safety and joy on the roadtrip through rajasthan and uttar pradesh, in bikaner arranged for a guide at junagarh fort. the guide’s name was shailhindra calling himself jitu (which means hero or the one who always wins). He was around his late thirties or maybe 40,…

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the best part of India

April 6, 2016 / 2 comments

we travelled India last year, we already told you that. of course we aimed to make as many friends from strangers as possible and document our journey through rajasthan, utter pradesh and delhi via the faces and stories of people who were going to cross our way, for our personal memories in the first place…

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Luke knows how to brew a good beer

February 28, 2016 / 2 comments

You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a brewery or distillery in oregon. that’s what they say and this is what I tell you now after my visit. if you look up in the sky chances are you see big crying clouds while visiting early in the year. so visiting breweries and public houses…

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project christmas day

December 30, 2015 / 1 comment

I have now three large format cameras, a horseman 4×5, a sinar f1 as well as a wooden 4×5 folding camera. I admit I hardly ever use them. The cameras look nice but they are collecting dust. I bought three packs of sheet film and I don’t even remember where I stored two of the…

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a haircut for a headache

December 23, 2015 / 2 comments

During my last trip to Taiwan I had a really busy time. The days were filled with meetings and workshops and most of the evenings business dinners. The friday night of my stay in Taipei was the first. I had a phone conference at midnight my time and two more between 7am and 9am the…

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chef, gin dealer and a good soul

December 11, 2015 / 2 comments

In Jaisalmer we stayed two nights in a very new private Hotel in a new neighbourhood. It was still under construction but two floors of rooms had been already finished and presented themselves in oriental charme decorated in style. The owner and his family often were around the guests, the location had been named by…

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guided by a friend

November 26, 2015 / 0 comments

One cannot get into a Monument in India without being occupied by a handful of guides (or swing a cat without hitting one), who are get alarmed as soon as the car enters the parking place where they wait for their victims. The more competing colleagues are around the more forceful they approach their potential…

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the beauty of india

November 2, 2015 / 3 comments

on our three weeks trip through the northern part of india we one day asked our driver to stop in the middle of nowhere near thar desert when we spotted a camel herd in the steppe. but as soon as we hopped out of the car and started approaching the camels four teenage girls and two…

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the brahmin’s housewife

October 16, 2015 / 2 comments

jaisalmer is called “the golden city” what you easily understand when you view the old city located on a huge plateau at the entrance to the thar desert in the low light of the golden hour. while jodhpur is called “the blue city” due to the many vivid blue-painted houses that popped out all over the…

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