Hong Kong | Wall Art Scouting in Sheung Wan

While personally I got very, very tired of those boring and overflowing instagram selfies in front of painted walls around the world, it is not the paintings that annoy me, but more the mainstream individuals posing in front of them. As a world metropolis, Hong Kong, of course, features many photogenic hotspots for wannabe influencers, so during this layover I headed out towards Hollywood Road on Hong Kong Island. But instead of promoting myself, it was more important to me to draw the attention to the artwork itself. And it proved once again, that a graffiti does not need a person in front or have to be huge to leave an impression or to add to the surroundings. Continue reading

Please Vote for Me! | Blog Award Nominee

Today I am reaching out to all of you to ask you for a huge favor! When I first started HideousJourneys in February 2015, I had never expected that it could possibly be nominated one day as one of the best travel blogs in my hometown Munich. How cool is that? While to some people, travel is a hobby or a favorable pass-time to escape their everyday lives, to me it is the essence of my being. If I cannot travel, I am not happy. And it is funny, because you might think that my nomadic life as a flight attendant would already cover that wanderlust spark inside me. No way! Continue reading

Hong Kong | 14 Sightseeing Highlights for First Timers

One of Asia´s most fascinating cities and exciting every single time, Hong Kong. Join me on some of my favourite excursions and visit a selection of my personal sightseeing hotspots which will make your stay definitely a most memorable one. Experience a megalopolis, that is so much more than skyscrapers and shopping. Continue reading

Celebrity Reflection | 7 Days Western Caribbean – Georgetown, Cayman Islands

The next day, we made halt on Grand Cayman Island.

It is the largest of the three Cayman Islands with Georgetown being the capital. Approximately 54,000 people live on the Cayman Islands altogether with the majority inhabiting Grand Cayman. Hurricane Ivan rolled by the islands in 2004 with winds up to 290km/h, destroying over 80 percent of the islands buildings and infrastructures. Many people died during this massive tropical storm. Today, Grand Cayman is back to normal.

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Celebrity Reflection | 7 Days Western Caribbean – Cozumel, Mexico

Turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and tropical island breezes? Join me on this 7 nights-cruise through the Western Caribbean aboard Celebrity Cruises´ Celebrity Reflection and visit exotic destinations such as Mexico, Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Haiti. Continue reading