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Author: Mary Scherpe

Art in Berlin: Michel Majerus

First, I have to tell you that you won’t actually be able to visit this location just anytime. I’m still telling you about it, because I want you to know about this place and be aware of how good it is just so next time they open, you’ll be the first to get there. It’s the studio of artist Michel Majerus, who died in 2002 in the Luxembourg plane crash, and left a stunning oeuvre telling a lot of stories about Berlin, the 90ies and even today.

On the Road: Uzbek Food

I returned from Uzbekistan a couple of days before and am still impressed by the mix of influences the country is shaped by. This is reflected in the food, which is in itself a mixture of Arabic, Turkish, Russian and Asian cuisines. The main component is meat, mostly mutton but also beef and goat is served. And then there’s the delicious fresh vegetables and fruits I’ve been already talking about. Take a foodie tour now:

Ice-cream in Berlin: Schuchmanns

Berlin’s vegan food scene is expanding, for sure, but if you ask me, it’s not even close to being satisfying. I still didn’t find a close-by joint for green smoothies in Mitte, the fine-vegan-dining scene is almost non-existent (with Lucky Leek and La Mano Verde being the only ones on my to-test-list). And most delis are serving fast food like vegan burritos or vegan burgers. Not exactly what I’m looking for. But, one more spot of vegan delicacies is filled now.

On the Road: Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent

There’s no way to satisfyingly describe the biggest bazar of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in words. At least I can’t find one. It’s soo big, soo colorful, soo varied. The offered goods range from cheap plastic to home-farmed super sweet strawberries, from weird icon-carpets made in China, to elaborately embroidered jackets, from intensely scenting garlic to brightly sparkling jewelry. Join a photo-feast: