Los Angeles | Chinatown & Little Tokyo

Haven´t been to Los Angeles for over a year and with no agenda this time, I spontaneously decided to do a low-key layover and explore the neighborhoods of Chinatown and Little Tokyo. And I found two exciting and colorful areas just off downtown L.A. Continue reading

Duesseldorf | Urdenbacher Kaempe – Nature Reserve in the South

With the last six months being physically and mentally a complete up and down and me commuting back and forth between Munich and Duesseldorf in between flights, it was no wonder that my mind and body were both running on low energy levels. Experiencing your father slowly fading away takes up all the strength of the most powerful person, this I can assure you. So thank god, Nature was not too far away to refuel and let my thoughts wander freely… Continue reading

Iceland | Reykjavík – The Colorful Capital

It had rained continuously through the entire morning since our departure from Grundafjördur last night. As mentioned before, the captain had decided to dock the ship in downtown Reykjavík, where we would be a bit less exposed to the strong winds that were forecasted for the next couple of days and heavy thunderstorms that were expected to hit Iceland after falling on land from the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg | Being Child again for one Day

Hamburg comes with the typical kind of weather you can expect from any city that lies close to the sea. Lots of wind, rain and grey skies. No problem though, as there are tons of indoor activities to discover in Germany´s main port city. Like the world´s largest model railway that will make every model builder´s heart go jumping! Continue reading

Jaipur | 48 Hours in India´s Pink City

When I think about India my mind dives into a rich and colorful Bollywood movie full of exotic scents. Lots of shiny and glitz fabrics, one of the most delicious and refined cuisines and, to stay realistic, a constant smell of excreta. It is a country that just leaves two options for all travelers: You simply love it or you will hate it do death. It does ask for many compromises, but if you dare to get yourself in you will be rewarded with experiences and impressions that will shape the way you will see the future. Continue reading

New York | Six Highlights of Brooklyn Heights

The Big Apple is spectacular in every season. But on a beautiful Fall day with the sun standing low and diving the entire skyline into a deep golden light, New York gets me every single time. Continue reading

Tel Aviv | An Afternoon in Jaffa

Having just a short stay in Tel Aviv and not feeling the hassle to take a tour to Jerusalem? No problem, Jaffa is only a decent stroll away from the city beaches to the South and offers at least the same amount of history, architecture and art. 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

Milan | An Afternoon at Lake Como – La Dolce Vita

August is probably one of the best months (if not the busiest) of the year to visit Lago di Como, the beautiful Como Lake just one hour north by train from the bustling fashion capital Milan. Continue reading