Monthly:January 2021

via Benedetto Cairoli, Lecce

Travelogue – South Italy

Primavera in Salento In 2015 we lived in Lecce for about two months. We rented an apartment in the middle of the old town. During the weekends and the Easter week we explored Puglia and Basilicata. In 2017, on a trip by camper to Greece, we visited Monopoli and Polignano a Mare. In 2015, Lecce, a beautiful city, was our home base.  In the evening we regularly went out for dinner and almost every evening and on weekends we took […]

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School girls

Down memory lane – Istanbul

In September 1993 we visited Istanbul for the first time. I had meetings at our office in Istanbul and Yvonne accompanied me on this trip and visited the city on her own. Saturday, we had all day together to explore Istanbul. Although it was a short visit to Istanbul, the city made a overwhelming impression on us. Although we lived in Athens at the time, Istanbul, even more than Athens, was a place where Western and Eastern culture met. We’ve […]

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The cemetery of Bagolino

When we travel we often visit cemeteries. All the graves have a story to tell. The graves represent families, elderly people who have a long life behind them with a lot of memories, but also young people that did not get a chance to build up a complete life. When you walk along the graves, your own memories come to the surface. Memories to our parents who are not with us anymore or friends who died too young. Some cemeteries are […]

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