My 2014

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Here are my destinations of 2014 – January started in Vienna (where my address is), in February I flew to Vietnam and spend there three wonderful months. In June I went to my favourite bay on South-Crete for one month. Then short visits to Berlin and Finland (where I come from), packing my life in 14 boxes in Vienna and finally back to my windy bay on Crete for October. In November I visited Athens and Istanbul, got stuck in a small village in Peloponnese and went to Spain for December, saw Madrid, Gran Canaria and Tenerife before I came back to Peloponnese for Christmas. Let’s see what 2015 brings!

Courtyard at Topkapi Palace

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Topkapi Palace is one of my favourite things in Istanbul, it is just amazing, full of colours and decorations, especially the harem… All the jewellery, clothes, even carpets and tableware are decorated with precious stones, diamonds and pearls – unfortunately it is not allowed to take any pictures. There is even a cradle made of pure gold and decorated with diamonds. And there is astonishing pearl-shaped 86 carat Spoonmaker’s Diamond. The legend says that a poor fisherman founded it in the rubbish and changed it for three spoons, because they didn’t know that it is a raw diamond. In the fact it is for sure stolen. But who cares.