Medan, the capitol of the second largest island of Indonesia. It’s where my 4 week adventure started last summer. Did you know that Sumatra is the fifth largest island in the world and that my great-grandfather was born there? Well, now you do. You probably already heard that the orangutan calls this island its home. […]
Roadtrip through Ireland’s 50 shades of green
I wouldn’t particularly visit Ireland because of its beautiful weather or its culinary delights, but I do encourage you to go anyway. Why? The country is incredibly beautiful and the people are super nice. In fact, they might just be the most hospitable and sociable people of all of Europe. And yes, the whiskey and […]
Why you shouldn’t skip Jakarta
Funny enough I could only find a few positive blogs about Jakarta when I was preparing for my trip. Most people seem to escape the city as soon as they set foot in the capitol. It would be too crowded, noisy and very dirty. Moreover, it had too little to offer. Boy, how nothing turned […]
The countryside of Viñales
Although I can not imagine that you would ever get enough of Havana, I do have to admit that Cuba is more than just its vibrant capitol city. You’re probably thinking about a white beach with clear blue water by now drinking coco loco’s all day. Yes, that is also Cuba but there is more. […]
Cuba: where to stay?
‘Mi casa es su casa’. In other words: long live the casa particulares. They’re the Cuban version of a bed & breakfast. Literally translated to ‘private homes’. That’s right! Spending the night at a locals house is an absolute must for a visit to the island. The service at most casas is exceptional. For an […]
How Havana stole my heart
Havana is overwhelming, lively, complex, mysterious, colorful, vibrant and the list goes on. I haven’t been to any other city as interesting or unique as this one. From the moment you leave the airport – which is an experience in itself – you will be enchanted by its charismatic appearance, its passionate personality and its […]
Cuba: know before you go
To avoid coming back from your trip disappointed, it’s good to know what to expect before you jump on that plane all excited. Now I believe you should always do some reseach about a country before heading off but for a country like Cuba, this is kind of a deal breaker.
A brief look back on my trip to Cuba
Cuba is an interesting country, that we tourists – because at the end of the day that’s what we are – will never fully understand. Certainly not after a first visit and definitely not when we don’t speak fluent Spanish. Just accept it and have the time of your life! To be honest, traveling Cuba […]