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    Dinner at Monk

    Monk is the name of a small restaurant right next to the Philosopher’s Path in the northern Higashiyama district of Kyoto. It’s the place where I had one of the best dinners of my life.…

    June 21, 2016
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    Coffee in Tokyo

    Japan has a huge coffee culture. In places like Tokyo or Kyoto, there is a vivid coffee scene and people seem to be even more obsessed about coffee than in Berlin or Brooklyn. Especially drip coffee is…

    June 13, 2016
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    Tokyo Day #4: A Secret Garden in Omotesando

    The Nezu Museum in Tokyo’s Omotesando neighbourhood quickly became one of my highlights of this trip. The architecture by Kengo Kuma is flawless and the current exhibition about poetry and painting in Japanese art was interesting. But it…

    June 7, 2016
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    5 Things

    Week 22 / 2016

    Last week marked the beginning of June – the first of a handful of beautiful summer months in Zurich. It’s been a rather uneventful week. There was quite a bit of work, lots of…

    June 5, 2016
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    In the Kitchen

    Asparagus Soup from Leftovers.

    Asparagus season is on and I am loving it. At least twice a week we eat some version of asparagus – green, white, with pasta, from the grill or the very classic German version…

    June 4, 2016
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    Tokyo Day #3: Taking it Slow in Tomigaya

    Another neighbourhood recommended in the Monocle Guide was Tomigaya near Yoyogi Park. It was a part of Shibuya we had not yet visited and we were eager to go and explore. The area is…

    May 30, 2016
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    Tokyo Day #2: Discovering Yanaka

    Yanaka is one of the last “old” neighbourhoods of Tokyo that will give you a taste of pre-war Japan. We spent almost all our second day in Tokyo discovering Yanaka, roughly adhering to the tour that is…

    May 29, 2016
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    Ways to Spend a Perfect Weekend in Milan

    In Milan in order to celebrate my 33rd birthday, we explored the city, did some fine dining and drinking and some shopping. We also swapped a wintery spring weekend in Zurich with sunshine and blue skies. It…

    April 28, 2016
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    Accelerate & Unwind

    We are going back to Japan! We had quite a hard time to decide where to go on our upcoming vacation, but eventually Japan won the race – especially since we found a very affordable…

    April 17, 2016