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  • My Arbor Hotel in South Tyrol – a childhood dream comes true!
    My Arbor Hotel in South Tyrol – a childhood dream comes true!

    As a child, I always wanted to spend a night in a tree house. At last — if a “few” years later — this dream came true! And the wait was worth it! It turns out I got to spend the night in a luxury tree house… Near the house I grew up in, there [...] The post My Arbor... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Not Giardia? [en]

    [en] As many of you know, I’ve been ill this winter. It started out with what seemed to be a simple stomach bug in early December, but it turned out I had a giardia lamblia infection — probably brought back from India in 2015 (at least), and mostly dormant (well, with hindsight, there were subclinical … Continue reading "Not Giardia? [en]"

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  • Why I Get My Flu Shot Each Year [en]

    [fr] En très résumé, les raisons pour lesquelles je me fais vacciner chaque année contre la grippe (reprise de mon article en français sur la question). Je suis à risque pour des complications (dès que je chope un rhume ça vire en bronchite), je ne tiens pas à me retrouver HS durant trois semaines à … Continue reading "Why I Get My Flu Shot Each Year [en]"

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  • Croatia’s Falkensteiner Iadera Hotel – architecture, two gulls, and the sea
    Croatia’s Falkensteiner Iadera Hotel – architecture, two gulls, and the sea

    Falkensteiner Iadera is a lavish design hotel with pools and just steps to the sea, with a sublime spa/hamam, and a breakfast buffet to die for. All as it should be… but, oh those gulls: look out below! In researching places to stay during our prospective Croatia trip, I stumble on the... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Arabian Nights (complete with camels) – in Austria’s Bregenz Forest
    Arabian Nights (complete with camels) – in Austria’s Bregenz Forest

    Yep, you read that right! Every Thursday, the Cuddle Hotel Gams celebrates an evening right out of “A Thousand and One Nights” in Austria’s Bregenz Forest of all places, wafting its guests away on a genuine flying carpet into an Arabian Nights fairy tale! To be sure, usually when... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Time for two – in Austria’s Cuddle Hotel Gams
    Time for two – in Austria’s Cuddle Hotel Gams

    Not long ago we were abducted into “A Thousand and One Nights” by Austria’s Cuddle Hotel Gams as it does for its guests every Thursday. But, it is also possible on any other day to be seduced into a time for two in this special ambiance… Love has the starring role here, with... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Seerose Resort & Spa – cocooning by Lake Hallwil
    Seerose Resort & Spa – cocooning by Lake Hallwil

    On a cold, drizzly autumn day, is there anything better than retreating into a warm, cozy cocoon? This is exactly the autumn delight that the Seerose Resort & Spa on Hallwilersee (Lake Hallwil) celebrates in multiple ways… Lake Hallwil with its lakeside resort is, of course, reputed for... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Back On The Heat Wave [en]
    Back On The Heat Wave [en]

    [fr] L'oeil qui voyait trouble? Pas un coup de soleil, mais un mini corps étranger métallique. Oui, ouille. J'en ai monstre marre de voir flou de mon oeil dominant, juste là. [en] It was much cooler up in the mountains. Here I am in Lausanne, with another heat wave hitting us. Or the same. I…

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  • Fuzzy Vision [en]
    Fuzzy Vision [en]

    [fr] Encore du vrac! [en] Watch, if you haven’t watched it yet, the video on managing unconscious bias at Facebook. And, just because I thought of it right now this second, this documentary on Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens. He tells a very moving story of his religious journey, from the…

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  • The secret of beautiful hands

    Why manicured hands especially are important at low temperatures? The cold winter air prevents the uniform production of fat in the sebaceous glands of the skin. In the winter our hands are faster brittle and cracked. They are scaly, itchy and look wrinkled. The skin on the back of the hand is particularly sensitive, because … Continue reading →

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