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Acqua Alta: The crazy bookstore in Venice, Italy.

“And there are really cats living here?” the American tourist asked, after squeezing his way through the narrow piles of books to the cash register. The employee affirmed calmly. Cats in a bookstore, as if it was the most normal thing in the world. But what’s normal in the Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice after all?

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What to do in Aberdeen, Scotland! A guide for the Silver City

On the flight to Aberdeen, a passenger said to me: “Aberdeen is a special city. Everything is grey. The whole city. I bet you’ve never seen so much grey at one place in your life!” Ha. Well, he didn’t know that I grew up in an industrial area in Germany, the “Ruhrgebiet”, a place which was dominated by the coal and steel industry for a long time and which isn’t very famous for its beauty. I basically grew up between the rests of a dying industry – so I thought, Aberdeen couldn’t shock me.

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Speed Sightseeing in Zagreb

Unfortunately, the days of endless layovers at European cities are long gone. Our stays get shorter and the working days longer. But I still try to get to know the cities I sleep in – and if I have to decide between eating, sleeping or sightseeing, I still choose the latter!

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