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Tips auf Deutsch for visitors to London

As a Britischer, I am often asked for suggestions by people who plan on visiting London: where to eat, what they really must see, and where there are good hotels. I had been planning on writing a much longer and more explanatory guide of places which I really like to see, and will indeed do… (Read More)

Tiny works of art

Are you Charlie Baker?

I have translated this short story from an archived article in German newspaper Die Zeit from June 1976, which I came across via a link which Konstantin Binder posted to his Twitter account. The original title is “Oh! You’re German?” but I don’t feel that this direct translation matches the tone of the article. I find it touching and an insight into how I feel some Germans I have met and talked to see their relationship with the British.

Take the tourist shot

When I first planned to hike to Bachalp above Grindelwald, I had envisaged not taking the photo above. However, the reception which the photo has received since posting it to Flickr has made me glad that I did.

Visit Switzerland: The Alpine Passes

I occasionally receive emails from people all over the world, who find my photos and blog and want to know which places in Switzerland are unmissable for their upcoming trip. The most recent one has inspired me to make a series of blog posts in response, the first of which covers the high altitude mountain passes of the central Swiss Alps.