B.S. Taqueria – A Mexican Jewel in Downtown L.A.

Making your way into downtown L.A. and craving for some delicious Mexican cuisine? Then check into B.S. Taqueria, L.A. native chef Ray Garcia´s playground. Continue reading

Beijing | NUO Hotel

When it comes to hotel design, elegant simplicity plays a major role in today´s upscale accommodation industry. With laying a major focus on local touches and culture. China is a rising star on the global luxury hotel chain market as I recently found out when spending two nights at the elegant and refined NUO Hotel Beijing …. Continue reading

Cunard Line | MS Queen Victoria Ship Tour

Being my secret favorite of the three Queens, it was a long-awaited short trip to Southampton for private pleasure as well as a chance to check out the newest refurbishment that had just taken place in 2017. Continue reading

One Night in Budapest | The Perfect Guide for an Overnight Stay

Mondays are truly awful for celebrating birthdays. Especially, when you actually have a romantic weekend planned and there is no chance to extend the stay over Sunday. But when two nights is all you have, there still is a chance of making the best out of it. Join me on this fast-forward weekend escape to beautiful Budapest and learn how 24 hours can sometimes be enough for a perfect stay. Continue reading

Cape Town | Dinner & Drinks

I am sure there are most definitely more hip and trendy bars and restaurants around when you check the lifestyle scene for drinks and food recommendations in Cape Town, but being not so much a follower of what is hot and what is not in terms of places to dine or to be seen at, I like to stick with some familiar spots that have just proven to deliver constant quality over the years. Continue reading

Travel Tunes | Pet Shop Boys Renaissance

Music is always all about personal choices, current lifestyles and preferences. But with every year that I mature, I realize that when it comes to musical tastes, my mind tends to go back the future. Continue reading

Queen Mary 2 | Channel Crossing done Majestically

First of all, I would like to apologize that it has been quite quiet here on HideousJourneys lately. But believe it or not, a traveler like me needs some vacation time as well. Back home, I am ready to share some of my latest travel adventures with you. And they all have to do with cruising again, finally. But before we are setting sail for the Caribbean, let me give you insight in one of my favorite mini cruises there is: The crossing from Hamburg to Southampton (or vice versa) on a Cunard Queen. Continue reading

Eat & Style 2017 | Foodporn for Foodies

Food and travel belong together like Munich and the Oktoberfest. And while the majority of the world still thinks Germany as the Land of Sausage and Sauerkraut, some people just know better. Explore the modern style German cuisine on one of the country´s largest food festivals around: The Eat & Style. Continue reading

Los Angeles | Discovering Downtown – 13 Reasons to Head to the City Center

Downtown Los Angeles probably never had the best reputation of being a typical tourist destination when visiting Southern California. But after my recent 24 hours city trip to the City of the Angels, I found at least 13 reasons why you should consider to include it in your next travel itinerary. Continue reading