Garrett Popcorn flagship store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Family recipe popcorn since 1949 / © Photo: Georg Berg

Made in Chicago: Snacks & Sweets

Nobody has to eat in fast food chains in Chicago. Three food tips that combine food with culture and history. From fictional sandwich shops to the Queen of Chicago

American flag and view of Lake Charlevoix / © Photo: Georg Berg

Charlevoix: Rich in stone and beautiful

Charlevoix confidently calls itself The Beautiful. While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, there is no doubt that this place is rich as a stone. And there are two reasons for this

View from the dome of the Mission Point lighthouse, Old Mission Peninsula, now a museum / © Photo: Georg Berg

Living in the lighthouse

Mission Point Lighthouse is a very special vacation spot. The vacation apartment in an exposed location can only be rented by those who apply to be a temporary lighthouse keeper. The job is particularly popular with women

Reflection of the Detroit People Mover. It is a 4.7-kilometre-long, automatically operated elevated railway system through downtown Detroit. Passengers on the ring line are tourists and employees from the stores and offices in the city center. The ride costs a quarter and offers an interesting view of the buildings in downtown Detroit / © Photo: Georg Berg

Mobility in Motown

Walks, bike tours and free streetcars. Mobility in Detroit works pretty well even without a car. Tips for getting around

Hart Plaza with skyline of downtown Detroit on the Detroit River. In the foreground the Horace E. Dodge fountain / © Photo: Georg Berg

Good vibes from Detroit

What defines Detroit today is the unreal feeling that arises when you discover the large and small projects of revitalization. The city that was on its knees is reinventing itself

Ancient Roman evaporation basins for sea salt extraction / © Photo: Georg Berg

Sea salt from Gozo and Malta

Romans and knights carved basins into the soft stone on the flat limestone coast. Today, it is families who keep the tradition of salt harvesting alive

Two fishermen with a net full of mirror carp / © Photo: Georg Berg

Carp fishing in the Upper Palatinate

A carp spends three summers in the pond before it is fished out. The time comes every year at the beginning of October. About pond chains, sky ponds, monks and the carp paradox

Blue carp is a traditional Christmas recipe. The blue color is due to the mucus layer of the fish skin, which takes on a pale blue color when cooked / © Photo: Georg Berg

The carp – an underestimated fish

Carp from traditional pond farming is a real delicacy. However, in order to experience the culinary spectrum of carp cuisine, you have to get to the carp.

Gtar Grotto. Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus in the Bethlehem village of Għajnsielem on Gozo. The actors are from the village, are a real family and their child was born in 2023 / © Photo: Georg Berg

Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem on Gozo

The live nativity scene on Malta’s sister island of Gozo is a popular Christmas destination. During Advent, an entire village is on its feet to bring the biblical Bethlehem to life

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