A walk through Zurich’s old botanical garden. I just love how nature transforms throughout the year and how plants are a thing of beauty even in the midst of winter.
The ever brilliant Charlotte Schreiber has just launched a Kickstarter Campaign to publish the photos documenting her 44 day journey through Japan in a beautiful book. I have been waiting for these news ever since she posted a sneak preview of the book on Instagram and I really hope it will become reality.
Red, gold, faded greens and lots of yellow – the end autumn brings out the most beautiful colours. What a grand finale before we enter that monochromatic season called winter. Find some pictures in the post and a playlist with my personal late-autumn soundtrack on Spotify.
Kinosaki Onsen is an Onsen Town located approximately 2.5 hours from Kyoto by train. The town offers seven onsen – natural hot springs – and many beautiful Ryokan. Find some impressions from Kinosaki Onsen, plus some information about Japanese onsen culture in the post.
Chicago is full of splendid views, architectural icons, spectacular sundowns and wide skies, old signage, boat cruises, super friendly people, that enormous lake and lots of fun in general. Find some highlights to put on your to-do list, in case you ever happen to find yourself in the city in the article.
Today we took a walk in the woods up on the Zuriberg, which is located just a short funicular ride from our home. I love getting lost in its web of pathways, hiding away from the city for a while. The woods are the best place to experience the change of the seasons and they are particularly beautiful in autumn, don’t you think?
Together with my team at work, I went on an overnight trip to Lago Ritom – a barrier lake in the Piora Valley. After arriving in the afternoon, some colleagues and I enjoyed a 2.5-hour walking tour around the lake that nestled between mountain tops at about 1850 metres above sea level. The hike offered everything from
In a way Berlin is still home even after three years, here is why.
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.
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 huge in Japan – and the iced coffee variety quickly became my go-to refreshment on those warm, late spring days. Here is a
The Nezu-Museum in Tokyo’s Omotesando neighbourhood is a beautiful and calm place in the midst of the bustling metropolis.
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 full of little hip stores and design / architecture studios. Over Okonomiyaki for lunch, we imagined what it would be like
Yanaka is one of the “old” Shitamachi neighbourhoods of Tokyo. It’s full of traditional wooden houses, temples and shrines. But you will also find many beautiful craft stores, cafés and bars. Join me on a little tour through Yanaka.
After landing in Tokyo at 6 a.m. we quickly dropped off our luggage at the hotel – dismissing the thought of a nap and a hot shower after a 12-hour flight. Check-in will not be possible until 3 p.m. they told us. So the metro took us to Shibuya and spit us out onto the infamous crossing. It’s