How did you get interested in travel?
My father loved to travel and always took us on exciting trips. The most memorable was a six-week driving trip from Germany to the Black Sea, which was then part of the Eastern bloc still under Communist rule.
Favorite city or country? why?
Cape Town, South Africa because it’s the most vibrant city with a beautiful harbor, stunning Table Mountain, diversity, the best food, the Christian Barnard Museum and the V & A Waterfront.
Best or most interesting travel experience
African safari in Zambia, no lines or “traffic jams” to see the animals
Ever met anyone famous?
Sort of; I saw Nelson Mandela coming from his house in his car and he waved at us. I am still in awe.
Likes: Travel to exotic places, good food, reading
Loathes: Rude people, ignorant people, long lines
Favorite food: Malay, Thai and Vietnamese
Favorite restaurant: a little Malay restaurant at the V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
Something interesting that people might not guess about you
Although I’m German, I hate sauerkraut.
A place that you could visit over and over again and not get bored? why?
Cape Town: the View, the food, so much to see and do
The most unforgettable view you’ve ever seen
Hong Kong from Victoria Peak at night
A place you’ve never visited but really hope to get to