Category: Exploring

Georgia: the capital of Tbilisi

After the beautiful scenery of Northern Georgia around Stepantsminda and tasting the countries wine in the Khaketi region, we were ready for our last stop. The capital city of Tbilisi. We had seen photos online of the buildings the government has been constructing over the last years and they looked...

Gran Canaria: Las Palmas & conclusion

The week long trip was already nearing its end as we approached our final stop, the capital of Las Palmas. With about 380’000 inhabitants, the city is Spain’s 9th largest and the biggest in the Canary Islands. It boasts one of Europe’s largest city beaches, the Playa de Las Canteras.   ...

Gran Canaria: the northern coast

After a somewhat disappointing experience exploring the overly touristy southern coast, we were looking forward to driving to the north which supposedly doesn’t have as beautiful beaches but also not mass tourism to the extent you find it in the south. The super modern highway doesn’t go all the way...

Gran Canaria: the southern coast

After a great day in the mountains, we headed south towards the coast. I knew all along that that section of the island would be by far the most touristy, full over overdeveloped resorts. Nevertheless, I wanted to see what it was really like.  We first stopped at the dunes...

Gran Canaria: driving around the centre of the island

We had our base in the small town of Fataga, about 20mins north of Maspalomas. Situated at about 600 m.a.s.l. it got quite chilly at night, especially as the heating in our guest house wasn’t that great. The town is really picturesque and while there are some tour busses passing...

Next stop: Manila

From Hanoi I flew to Manila. On one hand I hadn’t been to the Philippines in a long time and never really had the chance to see Manila and on the other hand, I had booked a ticket from Manila via Singapore to Europe as it was significantly cheaper (the...

Two days in Hanoi

For a long time Hanoi has been on my list of cities to visit. I had actually booked a trip in May 2015 but had to cancel because I wasn’t feeling well. So I gave it another shot. While Ho-Chi-Minh-City is very accessible from Singapore with lots of (cheap) flights,...

Bua Tong Waterfall north of Chiang Mai (using public transport)

Chiang Mai. The backpacker hub of Northern Thailand. You can tell by the number of flyers advertising dozens of activities outside of each of the dozens of hostels. Ziplining, elephant ____ (put your favorite elephant related activity here), rafting. You name it, they have it. I had a full day...

Timor-Leste’s capital, Dili

Dili is a quirky little capital. ¬†Really remote and fairly inaccessible with less than a handful of flights out of its tiny airport, it is not your average ASEAN capital. Even Laos’ Vientiane feels much bigger. But thanks to history, Timor-Leste has become an independent nation and Dili its capital....