Category Archives: Travel

Sound it out

I biked from Amsterdam to Stockton on Tees in the UK, braving the hills of county Durham, just to visit Sound it out. Having seen the marvelous documentary on this last independent record store in  Teesside I urgently had to do some shopping there. I wasn’t disappointed: knowledgable, kind staff, great collection of vinyl and an overall unique atmosphere in the store.

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Huashan creative park: the place to be in Taipei

It sounds like a fairy tale: a theater company  stumbles across an antique, abandoned wine factory in a large Asian city and manages to turn it into the city’s most important center for performing arts, fine arts and design. Huashan‘s film festivals are a great excuse to visit Taipei and discover the beauties of Taiwan.Huashanwindow

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Best scones of Amsterdam

The English Bookstore in the old Jordaan neighborhood of Amsterdam offers an excellent collection of novels, judged by the store’s own book club, but also sells excellent scones.

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Vinyl in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has sixteen record stores. Some specialize in spoken word or soul and R&B, others cater to the growing number of vinyl collectors. Distortion Records is located in the Westerstraat in Amsterdam and sells independent record labels.

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Galapagos mural

IMG_6873Mural at Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands

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