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 [...]

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. [...]