CARST ON THE ROAD

Travel & Photography

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  • Travel & Photography

    A roadtrip through Japan

    In early August 2019 I went on a 12-day roadtrip through Japan. And it was one of the best holiday roadtrips I have taken so far. My love for Japan had led me to the country about eight or nine times before, but except for the Mount Fuji and Hakone area, I never made it out the big cities of Tokyo, Yokohama, Sapporo and Osaka. And while all these cities are amazing, I was absolutely eager to explore the countryside of Japan and see some of the other cities, too. So I came up with the the idea of a roadtrip through the whole country. I had 11 full days…

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    Eating in Japan: Yakiniku — You have to try this!

    First post to my travel blog. And it’s about food. And it comes with the most serious suggestion I will ever give you: GO and EAT Yakiniku in Japan! Of course you can eat it anywhere else in the world, but it’s just more original in Japan. But if you can’t go for the next time, just search a local Yakiniku place. Hopefully you have one in your town. They are quite rare. Slight warning: Yakiniku is a little bit expensive, it’s like a visit to your local steakhouse and not opting for simple local steak, but the Argentinian Beef filet or even a Japanese Wagyu Beef-Filet. So if you…

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    Lost Places: Closed Public Bath at Cité Foch, Berlin

    In January 2014 I visited a the closed public bath at Cité Foch, Berlin. The Cité Foch was a newly build quarter in Northern Berlin, while the city was under allied control after World War 2. The French Army controlled North Berlin, the borough of Reinickendorf and in the Cité Foch all their military personnel was housed. The accomandations there were much better than the army housings at home in France, so many soldiers even decided to stay after their time in the army ended or even after the French Army left Berlin after the German reunification in October 1990. The small quarter had a french shopping center and public…