Jutta Lemcke is a travel journalist who travels the world - preferably to exotic destinations. Main focus: Southern Africa with countries like South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, but also cruises on all oceans and rivers.
AIDAnova: Some like it XXL
Captain Vincent Cofalka hurries across the bridge - he has to cover a considerable 50 meters from port to starboard. His nobly designed workplace spans the entire width of the AIDAnova, the youngest daughter of the Rostock-based Kussmundflotte. But that doesn't bother Cofalka. The 47-year-old is a native of Austria and explains in an alpine tone: "It's quite casual, being the boss on the bridge of this ship."
Uganda - The Boss in the Jungle
If there were no gorillas in Uganda, I would still go there - definitely! A country like a garden of paradise, bright green like a meadow after the summer rains, fragrant like a field of flowers and as fertile as if the whole of Uganda had been put in a greenhouse.
Qatar: A look behind the veil
I had many prejudices before my visit to Qatar. Today, after my return, I rave about a surprising wealth of art treasures, an exciting culture and strong, powerful women. Only the heat is really over the Gulf state during the day. But, in all honesty, it's wonderfully cool in the museums, and the souk - one of the most beautiful in the Gulf, by the way - is best visited in the romantic evening hours anyway.
Rome completely without St. Peter's Basilica and Trevi Fountain
Rome is known to be one of the most grandiose cities to visit as a culture and lifestyle lover. But the city on seven hills also holds some tourist traps. Here are the dos and don'ts for individual Rome explorers.
Three wishes on the bridge of sighs
I take a deep breath and start running. I want to make the bridge, must not catch my breath in between. Because only then will my wishes come true, so the legend goes. Lovers in particular run across the Bridge of Sighs in Barranco, the lively artists' quarter in Peru's capital Lima. They hope that their affection will be heard. My wishes are simpler, but no less urgent. After two weeks in Peru, I want one thing above all - to come back.
Cape Town: A love for life
Spoiled by the sun, embraced by two seas: It's no coincidence that Cape Town is repeatedly voted the most attractive end of the world. One should be careful with superlatives - but "Mothercity" is already endowed with lavish beauty by nature. In addition, Cape Town boasts a colorful cultural scene and entices visitors with its sparkling joie de vivre.
Art Deco Mecca Miami: Feel the Sunshine
Strolling through the streets of Miami Beach, you feel like one of the uber-cool narcotics officers Sonny Crocket and Ricardo Tubbs. In the cult series Miami Vice, the two glamour boys raced through the streets of Miami in their luxury cars or sped through Biscayne Bay in fast yachts - with the candy-colored Art Deco backdrop of Miami Beach always in the background. The two smart guys in their pastel-colored jackets and leather loafers haven't been chasing tough gangsters for a long time, but the casual-cool lifestyle à la Miami Vice is still present.