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Back from Stellenbosch

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After a week in the Western Cape region of South Africa I am now back in Germany. It was my first time in this country and I can only say that I was very impressed. First of all by this incredible landscape full of contrasts: the mountains, the vineyards, the dunes, the rough shores and this climate where the warm sun is confronted to the ice cold waters of the South Atlantic.

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This fertile land also translates on your dinner table. Numerous restaurants offer Read the rest of this entry »

Hooch Alert!

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While browsing my photo archive I found these old shots of a supermarket-shelf in Malaysia. It’s the kind of bottles you might stumble upon all over South-East Asia if you’re looking for cheap booze. They kind of look funny, but you have to be aware that hangovers and headaches are included in the price. Thank me! I’ve taken one for the team back then Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Malaysia,Misc,Singapore

Chow Kit Market, Kuala Lumpur

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When travelling and discovering new countries and cities, there’s always one place which is a must to go for me: the market. There you can instantly get an idea of the country’s culture, the way of life, preferences and of course local specialties.

Thus, if you happen to travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, you should plan a morning visit of the Chow Kit market (named after the neighborhood it is in). It is the biggest so called “wet market” in the city and far away from usual tourists paths. There you can also buy spices and dried chilies as a gift to bring home and if you have the opportunity to cook in Malaysia also very fresh and inexpensive fish and shrimp.

Just one advice: don’t wear your favorite shoes since the floor is quite “wet”. Here are my impressions from the last visit:

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