Posts by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte:
By Inka Piegsa Quischotte When I first saw them, I didn’t pay much attention. But then, they popped up everywhere in the bazaars and antique shops of Istanbul: two colorful, beautifully crafted and quite bizarre puppets. I investigated and discovered not only a good story but also a fabulous city in Turkey I would otherwise […]
By Inka Piegsa Quischotte Poland: Castles and the Gold Train From the moment we stepped onto the bus, our tour guide in Poland was pelted by questions from my excited fellow travel journalists: “Where is the gold train? Can we see it? Have they confirmed yet what it contains? Have they actually FOUND it?” Frankly, […]
Basler Fasnacht: a Carnival Like No Other As pipers play, watch out for the Waeggis who might tackle you! By Inka Quisotte-Pinchette Standing in the dark and freezing cold on a windy bridge at 2 in the morning takes some determination. Particularly when you know that you’ll have to defend the same spot for another […]
Exploring Poland’s fourth largest city By Inka Piegsa-Quischotte The city of 100 bridges–that’s just one of several monikers Poland’s fourth largest city, located on the river Odra in Lower Silesia, can boast. Wroclaw is also referred to as the Venice of Poland, the Holy Blossom of Europe and the Pearl of Lower Silesia. In addition, […]
Getting Lost in Barcelona´s Gothic Quarter By Inka Piegsa-Quischotte I was delighted when a friend of mine invited me, quite out of the blue, to spend a few days in her home in Barcelona. Nothing better than to have a local showing you around and if this local loves to travel and is a keen […]
Recovering From the Oktoberfest in Rural Bavaria By Inka Piegsa Quischotte I am slightly embarrassed to admit it, but living it up at Munich´s Oktoberfest, in the tents with the music, beer and Weisswurst comes at a price. And by that, I don’t mean money. After two days and nights of merry making with a bunch […]
Lebanon on the Rise: The World is Beiruting Again! By Inka Piegsa-Quischotte When I told my friends that I was going for a few days to Beirut and the Lebanon I had to listen to comments ranging from: “What? On your own? Are you crazy?” to “You better pack your tin hat and bulletproof vest.” […]
United Arab Emirates: Visiting Sharjah, a neighbor of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, where she finds a striking contrast between old and new.
Inka Piegsa-Quischotte visits the Mourtzanakis Residence, a unique ecotourism hotel in Achlada, Crete.