Lufthansa | First Class – A Heavenly Ride

Flying is one of my greatest passions. And who could know that my latest intercontinental journey from Beijing to Munich took place in the Champions League of travel classes: First Class. Continue reading

Munich | Art & Antiques 2017

We all love museums. But isn´t it sometimes frustrating that all that you can take home with you  from the visit is either an overpriced picture postcard or simply your memories? Well, at the Kunst & Antiquitätenmesse (Art & Antiques) in Munich you can not only marvel at extraordinary contemporary and antique art and furnitures, you can actually do take it home. If you wanted to. Continue reading

Hong Kong | Building Porn, Ghosts & Hong Kong History

Being hot and humid during Typhoon season, I was looking for a mixture of out- and indoor activities during my latest trip to Asia´s world city. And found myself searching for the coolest Chinese cemetery, one of the most photographed buildings in the whole world and a trip back in time through Hong Kong´s varied history. Continue reading

Hong Kong | High Tea at the Ritz-Carlton

It is a costly thing to do, but looking down from the 102nd floor onto the one-of-a-kind Victoria Harbor with the mighty skyline of Hong Kong spreading to your feet while enjoying fine pâtisserie and a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs champagne makes you feel like you are king of the world. Continue reading

Shanghai | EGG

China´s boomtown is rich in street and gourmet cuisine and offerings are overwhelming. But when it comes to a Western style healthy breakfast in particular, choices are way more limited if you are not looking for a hotel buffet or coffee chain sandwich to start the day with. EGG is an airy fresh eatery located not too far away from the Shanghai Exhibition Center and serves homemade avocado toast variations, sweet and hearty bowls as well as cold brew coffees and freshly made lemonades. Continue reading

Istanbul | Highlights of the Bosporus

Definitely one of my favorite ever visited destinations is the amazing city of Istanbul. Having spend an overnight a few years ago during an Eastern Mediterranean cruise aboard Norwegian Jade, the city excited me right from the moment that the ship sailed into the harbor. Presently and quite sadly, it might not be the most recommendable place to visit due to political tensions and terrorist threats. Yet I am counting the days until I feel carefree again to return. To dive more intensely into the bustling melting-pot and its incredible attractions that are just waiting to be discovered. Continue reading

Moscow | My Personal Highlights

One of my favorite destinations served by our single aisle fleet is the beautiful and by far completely underrated Russian metropolis. Just a little over three hours away from Munich by plane, Moscow surprises with a wonderful combination of historic architecture, industrial chic and romantic cityscape with that certain Soviet touch that makes this city so special. Continue reading

Beijing | The Central Business District – CBD

Beijing and I, that is a love stories that definitely took a while to develop. Yet in these days, it definitely is one of my favorite Asian destinations to fly to. Admittedly, it has not the freshest air and can be therefore a quite hazardous environment to travel to, but as much as China´s uncontrolled Economical explosion during the last decades and the natural consequences that resulted out of this may have affected the air quality, as much is the city a great example of what the government tries to do to minimize these effects. And so it might sound strange to you, but I would call Beijing one of the greenest cities in the world. Continue reading

Tokyo | Temple Marathon in Kamakura

Another popular one day excursion from Tokyo is a visit to the beautiful city of Kamakura about an hour by train southwestern of the metropolis. It can also be a wonderful full-day excursion while having Yokohama as a port of call during an Asian cruise. The last time I had been here was over 15 years ago, so I thought it would be a neat conclusion to my short stay in Japan. It does not only feature a wide array of gorgeous temples and shrines, it also is a popular beach and shopping destination while still preserving the traditional Japanese style in housing and living. So pack your bag and come join me on a journey back in time. Continue reading