Category: On the road

Introduction: Japan Spring Vacation

When going through our travel bucket list, we settled on Japan for a two week trip. It has been on our mind for quite some time and so far my Japan experience had been limited to two eight hour layovers (don’t ask) and a weekend in Kyoto. Late March seemed...

Diving from the Dead Sea towards Ma'in

Dead Sea and Surroundings

We did not feel the need to spend much more time in As-Salt and left fairly early for the short drive to The Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ. This is the site where John the Baptist is said to have baptized Jesus. Archaeologists are fairly certain that the site they have...

Oval Forum and Cardo Maximus

Jerash, Ajloun Castle, As-Salt

With a rental car (we used Monte Carlo and can recommend them), we started driving north towards Jerash. Throughout the country the roads were in very good condition and self-driving is not an issue at all. Apart from the far too frequent (and often not very visible) speed bumps, we...

Wadi Rum

Roadtrip through Jordan: Introduction

When deciding on our vacation destination for late October, we were looking for something accessible from Europe without a longhaul flight, yet still warm. Something somewhat off the beaten path, yet not too exotic. A destination with history, good food but also beach. We finally narrowed down our choices to...

The Kuwait Towers

Kuwait?!

Not sure where my obsession with visiting “random” countries has come from but somehow, I’ve always enjoyed visiting off-the-beaten path place and countries such as Tajikistan or Timor-Leste. Sometime in 2017 Air Berlin went bust and with it, its loyalty program (which was owned by Etihad Airways however). They had...

The Golden Triangle: Chiang Rai

A region that has been on my bucket list ever since visiting Chiang Mai has been the area surrounding Chiang Rai, in Thailand’s most northern corner – bordering Laos and Myanmar. There happen to be direct flights from Chengdu to Chiang Rai which seemed a convenient way to connect the...

Introduction: Pandas, Golden Triangle and the Beach

We just got back from a relaxing trip with a somewhat unusual itinerary. Going through my bucket list, I’ve been wanting to visit the Pandas near Chengdu for a while. I had also never made it to Thailand’s Northern most corner in Chiang Rai. Checking out flights, Chengdu could easily...

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...