Category: On the road

Georgia: the Wine Region of Khaketi

After enjoying the scenery of Stepantsminda and Mount Kazbek, we were ready to explore another famous part of Georgia, the Khaketi Wine Region. The country has been producing wine for centuries, and will not particularly well known, the wine is apparently very good. In our group we had a wine...

Georgia: around Mount Kazbek

I think a new post on my blog is long overdue. I haven’t had the time to blog as frequently as I would have liked and also haven’t been on the road as much. There is one or the other getaway however that I’d like to share. I took advantage...

Introduction: the Gran Canaria experiment

I recently moved to Switzerland and doing so in winter can cause quite a climate shock if coming from South-East Asia. Two weeks of rain slightly above freezing is tough so I decided to look for a getaway down south in hopes of seeing the sun again and being able...

Flying to Europe in Style with SQ Suites

So I am moving to Europe and that usually involves plenty of baggage, doesn’t it? What a good excuse to finally book myself one of those Singapore Airlines Suites on their A380. Over two years of collecting credit card points paid off and I had amassed the required 93k points. ...

The good and bad of technology when backpacking

I’ve written before about my thoughts on how technology has changed traveling/backpacking. On a recent trip to Hanoi I once again thought about it and have a very good (and a not so good) example to share. The good: Uber Moto In order to exprience the local vibe, I try...

Thailand during the mourning period

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej died on October 13, 2016 after being the country’s king for over 70 years (making him the world’s longest serving head of state). He was extremely popular among Thai people and many don’t remember the time before him. The King had been in hospital for a while...

Layovers in Istanbul

I’ve had my fair share of long layovers in airports. Some are quite pleasant (like Singapore) others are not really places where you want to spend a long time. If your passport allows you to enter the country, a quick trip to the city might be worthwhile, depending on a...

Traveling to the world’s second youngest nation: Timor-Leste

I have a keen interest in traveling to former colonies and see what kind of traces there still are from the past. Last year I visited Qingdao in China, which used to be German – quite a unique combination. There are some common combinations like Africa and former French or South American...

The last stretch on the Pamir Highway: Murghab to Osh

Going into the M41 Pamir Highway, I knew it would be a lot of driving. Murghab to Osh would be the last stretch and I was was looking forward to a last, long day on the road. The scenery from Khorog to Murghab was great and I heard to Osh it...