At the Babylon Hotel in Baghdad

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There is a giant Ishtar Gate at the entrance to the Babylon Hotel in Baghdad. The original was built by King Nebukhadnezzar around 575 BC in ancient Babylon. The remains of the original are today at the Pergamon Museum Berlin. Other names for Ishtar are Astarte or Aphrodite or Isis (!). The Babylon Hotel is … Continue reading At the Babylon Hotel in Baghdad

Best airport stopover: Ololo Lodge in Nairobi National Park

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  I'm surprised that Air Kenya does not market this world-unique opportunity at all, despite the graphic displays at Nairobi Airport. Ololo Lodge's friendly driver Sylvester picked me up punctually and in true Safari style at the airport gate. As usual in Nairobbery he couldn't keep such a beautiful car for long ... The drive … Continue reading Best airport stopover: Ololo Lodge in Nairobi National Park

The Lovelace, World’s loveliest Pop-Up-Hotel, in Munich

06.11.2017 The Lovelace - A Hotel Happening , a temporary hotel, for 3 years, in the building of former Bayerische Landesbank. Located right in the center of Munich in Kardinal-Faulhaber-Strasse 1 The beautiful turn-of-century facade An unusual entrance hall The Lovelace is member of Brave Hotels of the World, a collection of unusual places, not … Continue reading The Lovelace, World’s loveliest Pop-Up-Hotel, in Munich

Tabon Te Keekee Hotel, North Tarawa, Kiribati

05.02.2018 This is one of the most remote and romantic hotels in the world: Tabon Te Keekee Located ca 10 kilometers north of Tarawa's Bonriki International Airport ... ... initially by car. Plus a short ride across the channel by motorised pirogue (or walking in low tide). Very friendly locals. Open bure rooms. Fresh coconuts … Continue reading Tabon Te Keekee Hotel, North Tarawa, Kiribati