The company “Holycrab” brings invasive delicacies to the menu Berlin is a city of culinary adventures, inspired from all over the world. The culinary focus is shifting more and more to regional products and other aspects of sustainability, especially in upscale and fine dining gastronomy. More and more chef de cuisines are thinking about how they can avoid waste and improve their ecological balance – modern cooking techniques such as sous vide cooking with an avalanche of plastic bags are in need of explanation, ingredients…Continue Reading “eat! Berlin 2020 – GASAG honors culinary newcomers”

By feature reporter Jens Hoffmann I love Sylt, the island is a unique spot with natural beauty and singular culture. If a man’s home is his castle, a island is his kingdom. And while you don’t have to be uber-wealthy to enjoy an island try Sylt. The trend to own a slice of paradise dates to the 60s when the late shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis married former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy on his Greek island Skorpios. There are about 1000 islands for sale worldwide. ‘Islomania’…Continue Reading “An island can be a kingom – Sylt”

Contributed by Jens Hoffmann We flew in from Bangkok to Phnom Penh. I am happy, it is always great to land in Phomh Penh, a bit different than 10 years before but still lovely. Natural life, joy, Buddhism encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices. Here in Phnom Penh in the capital of Cambodia it is different. Located on the banks of the Tonlé Sap and Mekong River, Phnom Penh has been the national capital since French colonization. Once known as the “Pearl…Continue Reading “Relaxation in South-East Asia (Myanmar & Cambodia)”

Destination Dubai Contributed by Jens Hoffmann Salam, the tower of the arabs is a luxury hotel in Dubai. On the coast of the United Arab Emirates you will find this 321 m high building which is one of the tallest hotels in the world. Talk about money: The price for a suite is up to 25.000 € per night. The hotel Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m out from Jumeirah beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving…Continue Reading “Dubai – The hotel Burj Al Arab”

Destination Malaysia A modern capital with history, a jungle town rose on the back of the tin mining trade in the mid-19th century, attracting settlers from Britain, China, India, and from within Malaysia itself. Easy to catch fusion of cultures, every street representing a little slice of its colorful past. The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia belongs on every bucket list. Located in a funky area, a nice example of Islamic architecture, with light flooding the rooms and detailed ceiling domes above the galleries. Malaysia’s main…Continue Reading “Cities we like – Kuala Lumpur – the modern capital city of Malaysia”

Contributed by Jens Hoffmann Set across from the Royal Palace, is one of the great hotels of the legendary Grand Tour of Indochina. Embraced by 15 acres of beautifully landscaped French gardens, this legendary meeting place combines old-world grandeur with peace and tranquillity in one of the world’s most spiritual destinations Truly a royal receception, an elegant cage elevator adorns the lobby, gracefully carrying guests upwards as if it was 1932 all over again. Overhead, ceiling fans gently beat a rhythm and move the still…Continue Reading “Grand Hotel Raffles, Angkor Wat”

A capital that checks the must vist boxes Contributed by feauture reporter Jens Hoffmann Everyone knows Berlin is hot. A great city will lure you in with its deep history, rich cuisine and inspired art & club secene. The hotel “Ellington” is one of my favourite places, a historical hotel in the western part of booming Berlin. It is where Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington played in the legendary “Badewanne” club, where David Bowie, Romy Haag and Lou Reed celebrated, where heroes of…Continue Reading “A metropolis is booming – Berlin”

Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais Contributed by Kathrin Sion Costa do Sol – Coast of the Sun, a great place to be The beautiful coastline with its picturesque seaside resorts and picturesque villages offers sandy beaches and rugged cliffs. In Lisoba you will find pure culture, architecturally masterpieces, beach, excellent restaurants and a lot of things to discover. If you want to spend a long weekend or your vacation here, you are spoiled for choice between small, large and luxury hotels – and lovely holiday homes that…Continue Reading “Places we love – Costa do Sol”

Cities we love: Miami a highlight in every sense of the world. Contributed by lifestyle and feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Do you like the South Beach? The South Beach of stylish new hotels like Gale, Lord Balfour, SLS South Beach and special restaurants like Yardbird, Southern Table & Bar, Khong River House, Tongue & Cheek? I like the the South Beach of yesterday with Art Deco buildings, museums and monuments? But Miami can be whatever you want it to be — laid back, decked out,…Continue Reading “A food and culture trip to Miami”

Come on Aussie, come on. We come from a land down under, where women glow and men plunder, we had a perfect time in Australia. By Yunus Cetin The sun is shining, we enjoyed an occeaside pool where people and octopods swim naked and free. Worth a try is the QT, a beautiful down under hotel. Not to far away from Bondi beach, preserving two of the city’s most iconic buildings, QT Sydney is a new landmark by reviving a rich and colorful past of…Continue Reading “Cities we love – Sydney”

Singapore – a city in the garden By Yunus Cetin At Gardens by the Bay – Super Trees Light and Sound Show. A world tour brought me to the garden city, full of tropical plants all over the island. Now, with the help of ovative environ­ mental technology, this lush foliage will be encouraged to grow skywards, adding a welcome touch of green, inside and out, to an increasing number of high-rise buildings in this metropolis of millions. Spectacular architecture and abundant vegetation are not…Continue Reading “Singapore – Asia’s green city”

Destination Mallorca Contributed by feature reporter Jens Hoffmann Palma de Mallorca, a beautiful vibrant city with a wealth of architectural gems, superb art collectios and a exquisite gastronomy. A press trip brought me to Mallorca. On my research list was the saline “Flor de Sa d’Es Trenc” and the restaurant FERA by Chef Simon Petutschnig. Both produce joyful amazing culimary fine dining compositions. In the center of the city, hidden down cobbled streets, in a Old Town palace you will find the FERA restaurant. Three…Continue Reading “Mallorca, me gusta!”