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 [...]

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 [...]

Mexico City – The soul of Latin America

Forget Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Acapulco. The soul of Mexico is found far away from the ocean. In a city that surprises. All the time. You never know what to expect behind the next corner. Mouthwatering street food. Street exhibitions. A hidden rooftop bar. If you like the vibe in Barcelona and Rio de Janeiro, you will [...]

Havana – A post card from the past

Havana captivates in so many ways. It's like time stood still for the last seven decades. The sunbleached facades, the absence of internet, and of course, the anachronistic Cadillacs rolling in the streets. It's one of those places you only go to once, but will remember for the rest of your life. Have you ever wondered [...]