A friend on the blogoshpere

22 06 2009

Some advertising today: Another blog has sprung to life, blossoming like a wild flower on the hills above the bosphorus…  I am happy to present “Floransali’s blog” (click for link).

If you like(d) following the adventures described on due torri, then I strongly suggest also bookmarking his page for an outsider’s inside view into other cultures.

So: Hoş geldiniz! .. in the blogging world.

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Top 5 reasons why you should be in Munich even if you had to leave Italy

22 06 2009

1) If you order a beer you get 0.5 litres, no questions asked!!
2) For these 0.5 litres you pay substantially less than for the 0.4 you would get in Italy.
3) The 0.5 litres taste A LOT BETTER than anything you would get for more money in a 0.4 litre format in Italy, unless imported from north of the Alps (and don’t try to be funny about that South Tyrol stuff, sorry guys, but in the end…).
4) With these 0.5 litres of economic, delicious beer you can have equally delicious Schweinsbraten to eat!!
5) If all that is not enough: public transport runs on time, strikes are almost unheard of and not considered a national sport.

But then on the other side, there is….

Storm over Isar river, Munich

Storm over Isar river, Munich (May 2009, taken from another blog)

…the F***ING WEATHER HERE, AAAARRRRRGHHHHH!!!!

Seriously, it’s raining and freezing cold. At the moment (June 22nd, 23.30) 10°C, with a preview of 12-13°C as top temperature tomorrow. Can somebody get me out of here, PLEASE!?





Linz 09

16 06 2009

Last weekend I went home – to my parents’ place in Linz. The city is, as I mentioned in an earlier post, Europe’s cultural capital of this year (click for link). The most interesting art feature IMO in the city center at the time is “Höhenrausch”, an art park on the roofs of some houses (including a museum) in the very center of the town. That also includes a ferris wheel on top of the O.K.  (Link to my full picture gallery here!)

Ferris wheel on O.K. - Höhenrausch!

Ferris wheel on O.K. - Höhenrausch!

And after the culture and an aperitivo I relaxed in the Donaupark, while waiting for my friends to go out together…!

Sky over Donaupark...

Sky over Donaupark...





Arriving in München – a view inside

7 06 2009

After a six and a half hour drive I arrived yesterday evening to München, my temporary home for the next three months. After a very nice and warm welcome from my new neighbors who helped me carry all my stuff to fourth floor (no elevator) I started to settle in and arrange my stuff. And today I finished, so I can offer you a look into my new apartment…





A trip to Puglia

7 06 2009

In my last week before going to Munich I treated myself to discovering a part of Italy I had not been to before: Puglia and especially the Salento – the “heel of the boot” (Link to Wikipedia).

Salento coast

Salento coast

 On this trip I simply enjoyed the nature especially the beautiful coastline. And of course my navigator heart brought me to the place where two seas unite (the Adriatic and the Ionian) and that was named “finibus terrae” by the Romans – the end of the earth. Nowadays it’s called Leuca and hosts a sanctuary next to a big lighthouse.
Santa Maria di Leuca

Santa Maria di Leuca

And there were wild flowers, a smell of summer, a clear sea and so many more beautiful impressions that made this trip unforgettable … in the end it was very hard to say goodbye.

Summer colors

Summer colors

In the gallery below there are some more images – but you really have to go and see for yourself!!!
A trip to Puglia