Beirut – A lesson in the art of being

Beirut is the city with no sights. It's a lesson in the art of being. There are no must-do's. No Eiffel Towers or Times Squares. And definitely no German speaking menus. But there is a lot of else to discover for the curious visitor. Top class restaurants, street art, and a café society like neighbourhood. As the [...]

Kathmandu – The pulse of Nepal

We had circulated for over an hour and I was starting to get a little nervous. My fellow passengers too. The cabin was dead silent. I asked the flight attendant as she came running down the aisle. It was too bad weather to land, she said. A guy at the back overheard the conversation: "The [...]

Angkor – Why would anyone go there?

I arrived to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor, after a seven hour bus journey from Phnom Penh. All beaten up and tired? Nope. I had a good time streaming my favourite podcast from the free Wifi on board. I then checked in at a small boutique hotel with a colonial touch and had a drink at [...]

Chapman’s Peak Drive – To the end of the world and back

I'm a road trip guy. I think it's the best way to explore the world. The ultimate feeling of freedom. But there are road trips and there are road trips. And then there is the Chapman's Peak Drive. So turn up the music, wind down your window and get ready for a journey to the [...]

Culebra – “The beach” finally found

White sand in a horseshoe-shaped bay, sheltered by hills and lush palm trees. Can you feel the breeze? Hear the ocean swirl? The unique thing with Playa Flamenco is the total absence of civilization. Not a single hotel. No restaurants along the beach. Nothing. It's just you, the sun, and the occasionally pelican flying over. [...]

Iceland – The world in your pocket

Travelling to Iceland is a journey through the world of nature. Mother earth captured in one small island. It's all there. The green valleys of New Zealand. Snowy peaks of the Alps. Mount Fuji and the Tian Shan. The volcanoes of Indonesia. Geysers reminiscent of Yellowstone and a peculiar light found in South Africa. It's a miniature [...]

Macau – Sin city of Asia

Welcome to Macau, the sin city of Asia. The biggest casino town in the world. The weekend getaway for the Chinese whales of Shanghai. This is where Patacas gets turned into baccarat cards and rolling dices on green tables. Go here if you want a piece of Asian extravagance you didn't think existed. The casinos [...]