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  • Munzingen Village & Vorgrimmler Winery, Freiburg, Germany

    Munzingen is a small village and a part of Freiburg im Breisgau. The village is surrounded by lots of vineyards and has some amazing panoramic views. When staying for the night in locations like these you don’t want to stop at large hotels, it is much more satisfying to stop at B&Bs or family-run mini hotels. We were fortunate to discover the Vorgrimmler Winery and their amazing 2 apartments, available for booking via Airbnb.

  • One Summer Month in Asseln, Dortmund – Germany

    Asseln is one of the districts of the independent city of Dortmund in Germany. This is the part of Dortmund where my wife and I (and our 8-months old son) decided to spend one summer month, starting July 15th. With a total population of 8.700 people, Asseln is a quiet and green district, but not […]

  • Phoenix-See in Dortmund, Germany (August 2015)

    Almost 2 years ago I have published some HDR photos of an artificial lake in Dortmund – Phoenix-See. Now I got to see what goes on at the lake during a hot summer day. Lots and lots of young people + loud house/trance music = a ton of fun, unless you are with a baby […]

  • 8 Bottles of Moldovan Wine at Vinarium Weinadvokat in Dortmund

    Moldovan Wine Tasting at Vinarium Weinadvokat in Dortmund, Germany (27 July, 2015)

    On 27th of July 2015 there was a tasting of Moldovan wines at the Vinarium Weinadvokat wine bar in Dortmund, Germany. The event was hosted and moderated by Carsten Jekubzik, owner of Weinadvokat. There were 9 of us for the 8 bottles of different grape varieties including some Feteasca, a grape that currently grows only […]

  • Neuhofen an der Ybbs, Austria

    For a long time I was looking to taste Austrian cider and what better way to do that than to visit a traditional Heuriger in the Mostviertel region? The name Mostviertel comes from the apple and pear must (or heavy juice) made there. The lands between the Rivers Ybbs and Enns enjoy favorable conditions for […]

  • ZOO Oradea, Romania

    A couple of months ago I published some photos from the Chisinau ZOO (my hometown), where some of the animals have very sad lives. So a couple of days ago while in Oradea (Romania), we decided to go and check out their ZOO. We went at the end of the day right before closing hours […]

  • Vatra Dornei, Romania – Domeniul Dornei Hotel

    Vatra Dornei is a well known spa and ski resort in the Carpathian Mountains. Vatra Dornei is surrounded by large forest areas, proper places for practicing alpine tourism. There are mineral water springs in the city limits and its surroundings, that helped the settlement to develop as a spa. Last year we stayed at the […]

  • Rubi Platinum Spa Resort & Suites - Outside Pool

    Rubi Platinum Spa Resort & Suites – Alanya, Turkey

    Situated on the seafront, Rubi Platinum Spa Resort and Suites has a private beach in a private bay. The resort offers an outdoor pool, indoor pool, tennis courts and spa facilities. Tastefully decorated with modern furniture, the rooms of Rubi Platinum include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms also offer […]

  • Moldavian Wineries Seen as Impressionist Paintings

    If an impressionist painter would go on a wine tour across Moldova then this might be the result of his work.

  • Asconi Winery – Puhoi, Moldova

    Asconi is one of the newest wineries to enter the tourism market in Moldova. Even though this company started production back in 1994, their brand new estate is open to tourists just starting this Summer (2015). It is located about 30 km South from Chisinau in the Puhoi Village. It is in the same direction […]