Singapore Travel Guide | My 21 Favorite Sightseeing Recommendations

Being one of the world´s most popular Tourist destinations, after over eight years of absence, Singapore proved once again to be a shiny star amongst the Asian mega cities. Perfectly tidy, reaching for the sky and ever-changing as always. A great city for food, arts and culture, Singapore convinced me as a fantastic place of superlatives to be explored by foot, yet (and some of you might disagree with this) as modern and open as it positions itself, I was missing a bit of identity within the conglomeration of cultures.  Apart from that, definitely a must see on your bucket list for future travels! Check out some of my personal favorites to discover while being out and about in the Lion City… Continue reading

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

Munich | A City Tour on Tracks – 1913 Style

Having still been infected by the train virus from our recent overnight rail ride to Budapest, it was pure luck that my partner stumbled over this extraordinary one hour excursion just this Easter Monday here in Munich. The Bavarian Localbahn Society, which I honestly had never heard of before, offered a round-trip around the city on tracks which are normally used for cargo transportation. But the speciality: Aboard an ancient train which dates back to 1913. No question that we were in for this short-term adventure. 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

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

Essen | Margarethenhöhe – The Ruhrpott´s Garden City

One of Germany´s most well-known garden cities lies in the South of Essen. It was constructed between 1906 and 1938 and was a donation to the public by German steel tycoon wife Margarethe Krupp on the occasion of her daughter´s wedding. 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

Tehran | Glitz and Glam of Niavaran Palace

It has been seven years already that I have last visited Iran. And if you believe it or not, it is a most beautiful country with impressive mountain ranges and absolutely gorgeous architecture. And as difficult as the country´s international relations and politics may appear, every time that I had visited I was welcomed by true cordiality and experienced the warmth of Iranian hospitality.  Continue reading