Articles

  • Hamburg Arena

    written by wil6ka on 2008-05-09 #places
    Hamburg Arena

    If you love football you just have to be in love with the temples of football: the stadiums. Because Germany was having the World Cup they invested plenty of money into the infrastructure and new stadiums. There is little doubt, that these stadiums are the finest on the planet at the moment.

  • Karni Mata Rat Temple

    written by wil6ka on 2008-05-09 #places
    Karni Mata Rat Temple

    When: Best in October, There is a Camel-Fair nearby Just imagine that you are in the middle of the North-Indian Desert. Just for Fun! Then you jump into a Hindu-Temple. Because there is not anything else to do and why are you in India anyway? Like me. We wanted to go to a city which streets had been flooded. But this mischief brought me to the place that flooded my imagination. The Karni Mata Temple close to Bikaner is off from any travel-route, a diamond among travelers.

  • Ski Dubai

    written by wil6ka on 2008-05-09 #places
    Ski Dubai

    The Emirates are too over the top to be comprehended by a simple mind like me. But one thing I understood perfectly so far: deliver entertainment and sensations no matter of the costs. One perfect example for this is the ski Dubai! As we know, Dubai is in the middle of the desert! Desert equals sun equals heat equals no snow equals question. Answer: the sheikhs just build an amusement dome where there is a ski-world.

  • W.O.S.P.

    written by wil6ka on 2008-05-09 #places
    W.O.S.P.

    When: Spring

  • Sagrada Familia

    written by wil6ka on 2008-05-09 #places
    Sagrada Familia

    I haven't had so much experience with South-Europe so far. I was always more attached to the east and far-east. But Barcelona certainly changed my mind about what there is to expect from the south. I mean we don't even have to mention the food! I live with a Spanish girl and she constantly gets the finest oil and ham from her parents. And we don't have to mention the weather, I rather not, I live in Hamburg!

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  • Aran Islands

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Aran Islands

    A fortune teller in India read my hand recently and told me that I am loving nature. I thought this is quite rhetorical, because I don't know anyone, who doesn't love nature?!? And I am not very fond of going out into the nature, but there are a few places that just impress you to the bone. One of those places are the Aran Islands west of the grand mother island Ireland. It is one of the remains of Gaelic culture and the Celts.

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  • Seoul in Night

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Seoul in Night

    Seoul is maybe not such a giant city as Tokyo or Shanghai, but it is still an Asian metropolis of its own kind. This is best seen, when walking through the streets at night. It makes bling-bling and flashes everywhere, even in the remotest of the areas.

  • Bullerdeich In Hammerbrook

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Bullerdeich In Hammerbrook

    The area I live in is basically not inhabited. Hammerbrook in Hamburg is an industrial- and business-territory. But there are lofts and there am I. I live in an Artists House where people live in lofts and start projects together, but this very spot will be explained in a few weeks. The main objective is the Bullerdeich: It is one fantastic secret wild park close to my flat.

  • Alexanderplatz

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Alexanderplatz

    The Alexanderplatz is a living myth that belongs to Berlin like the Brandenburg Gate. It was a market square, which received his name, based on the russian zar as he was visiting Berlin, in 1805. But it became a legend just after it was connected to U- and S-Bahn in the 20s of the last century and even more so after the Second World War.

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  • Kazakh Steppe

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Kazakh Steppe

    The largest country of Central Asia is Kasakhstan. But that doesn't mean that it is densely populated. The opposite is the case. The former Soviet Republic is rich of oil-resources but otherwise the nature is very poor. The harsh and high temperatures make it a not very fruitful soil. But besides the steppe of wild grass the soviet leadership tried to implement monocultures such as wheat or cotton in a very big style. So eventually the people, who formerly lived as nomads and had huge herds of sheep and cattle, became a nation of peasants and filled the largest chamber of wheat in the union.

  • Wendenstrasse Fest

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Wendenstrasse Fest

    It's a legend. And the legend is where I live - the Wendenstrassen-Fest!

  • FC Fossombrone

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    FC Fossombrone

    This football team, in my view, is a legend. Without any achievements and success. The FC Fossombrone is playing the sixth Italian league and their games are only to be seen in the stadium and on their webpage. The story behind the team is that it was bought by the Belgian designer Dirk Bikkemberg. He turned this club around and gave it a complete make over. He designed the complete gear from socks to the under-wears and shirts. He built a new stadium with the green and the flags all designed. The jersey with the blue spiral and the white ground is the prettiest in the world. I read about this team in a German newspaper and it right away strike me, that Bikkemberg finalized the symbiosis between fashion and sport. The players of the team are also the models of Bikkemberg regular collection and star of his commercials.

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  • World Cyber Games

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    World Cyber Games

    Gaming is such an interesting and modern field. There will be much to come and the worldwide network is already astonishing. In most of the industrial Asian countries eSport is an official Sport with stadiums solely for witnessing competitive gaming and there are people who earn a fortune playing in a league and doing promotion for sponsors.

  • Council of Europe

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Council of Europe

    Now this is an interesting place. The council of Europe is important, but nobody really knows what it is about. It invented the blue European flag with golden stars, but the European Union made it big. In the council are all European countries involved. Only Belarussia is out of the game. But more exciting than the political haze is the funky interior of the building made in the seventies.

  • Pushkar

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Pushkar

    Pushkar or "how Shiva became our family-priest", this could be the proper description for this story. Karma, our driver, warned us about this sacred place. There is a holy lake in the centre and basically the city was built around it.

  • Basar Kapali Çarsi

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Basar Kapali Çarsi

    * When: always

  • Tashkent

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Tashkent

    Uzbekistan is mainly known, for its ancient cities on the old silk road such as Bukhara and Samarkand. Despite the beauty of these towns Tashkent became the capital of the Uzbek SSR in 1930. The great history of Tashkent is not really visible. Maybe that has something to do with the fact that Ghengis Khan in 1219 and the Russians in 1865 destroyed it big time. Still, there remained some major and the only well preserved mosques of the areas.

  • Las Vegas

    written by wil6ka on 2008-04-27 #places
    Las Vegas

    Ever been to Vegas? This Gods forsaken oasis in the middle of the desert? You have to see it! It's like Disneyland on Mars. And I mean it not only literally! If you fly in you see nothing but red sand for a long time, but suddenly lights blink and the desert is illuminated. Have you seen "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"? Well, it's like it. When you arrive in the airport slot-machines already wait for you. If you are in the city there is no way around the roulette-table. What should you do anyway.