Old Delhi – A walk behind the scene

Going to Delhi without visiting Chandni Chowk, the heart of the smoking, smelling, colourful, and chaotic Old Delhi, is like travel to Athens and missing out on the Acropolis. This is where the real street life of Delhi take form, so different from the New Delhi the Englishmen built around Connaught Place. But it's not until you [...]

Kirinda – The lost paradise of Sri Lanka

I sat on the veranda at Mount Lavinia, one of the oldest hotels in the country. The night was warm and a stillness rested over the white colonial villa. I followed a fishing boat on the horizon. The light fainted in the night, as if it was trying to stay on a straight line without [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Burma – On the road to Mandalay

It was early morning and still dark. The taxi driver took us to a very shady area in the outskirt of Mandalay. Dim street lights. Distant voices. He pointed us to a narrow path leading into complete darkness. "Really, that way?!" He nodded. We looked at each other and started to walk. We could hear [...]

Georgia – Exploring the Caucasus

So you wanna do something new and different but still not go too crazy? You like road trips and want a piece of some never-seen-anything-like-this landscapes? Go to Georgia in the heart of the Caucasus. It’s not Europe, but it’s not really Asia either. It’s something in between. And the nature is a mix of [...]