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Visa free travel to Belarus starting in February

While some presidents are signing decrees prohibiting people from traveling even with valid visas, other presidents are doing the opposite. Belarus’ Alexander Lukashenko, who isn’t exactly known as Europe’s most freely elected president, signed a decree earlier this month to start allowing five-day visa free travel to the country for...

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...

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. ...

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,...