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Are you thinking about taking the bus from Vietnam to Laos? Here’s my account of the journey by bus from

Batu Caves is one of the top sights in Kuala Lumpur and just like the Petronas Twin Towers (aka KLCC)

I decided to take the boat from Siem Reap to Battambang. It was neither the cheapest nor the fastest option, but

Ban Gioc waterfall is only slowly appearing on the Western tourist’s map of things to visit in Vietnam. But this

Today, UNESCO World Heritage Site Ayutthaya is a sleepy town about 70 km north of Bangkok. But 250 years ago

The third part of my basic Mandalay itinerary - read about Mandalay (and how to plan your visit) here and

If you google “Things to do in Brunei” one of the top results is bound to be the Ulu Temburong

After a month in Hoi An, I decided to stop for a few days in Da Nang, the city just

After Dili, Pulau Atauro is the second most visited region of East Timor. The island sits just off the coast

The quality of Kampot Pepper is legendary. Plus, there is a saying in German that literally translates to "Go to

Hoi An (also known as Fai-Foo or Fai Fo) in the center of Vietnam has become a mainstay of most

Penang food (and drink) culture is a reflection of the island's people: a mix of flavors and traditions from around

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Where I've been in the Middle East

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There are two main reasons to visit Bethlehem these days -- Christian religion and street art religion. Every year around Christmas, between

I have received a bunch of questions about this one. So here's a quick write-up about how to cross the

I wanted to visit Jericho because it would take me away from the cold rain in the mountains of Jerusalem

I had arrived in Amman with rain pouring and temperatures hovering below 10°C. My large hotel room unimpressed with a

One of the must-do experiences in Israel is a bath in the Dead Sea. You can book a tour from

Ein Gedi (also: En Gedi) is Israel's biggest oasis. Set between the Dead Sea and the Judean Desert, it has

In Madaba, I met a brother-and-sister hiking duo that had spent the past week walking (unguided) from Dana to Petra.

When I flew to Israel, it was with the intention to also jump across the border into Jordan to finally

So you are dreaming of going to Petra but don't really know what else there is to do in Jordan? Here's

Are you planning your once-in-a-lifetime Petra trip and are wondering where to stay in Jordan? Accommodation between Amman and Aqaba

I went to Nazareth twice: The first time, it was mid-December, I had to spend a night there to catch

The Lost City. The Red Rose City. Wonder of the World. Petra. This city is on many bucket lists. More than

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Where I've been in Europe

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This October I got the opportunity to work for almost two weeks in a grape picking job in the stunning

Nothing ever happens in Montenegro.' What makes young Montenegrins despair is a lucky circumstance for visitors. Most of the people we've

Croatia's public transport is well adapted to the needs of almost any type of traveler. There are half a dozen

The best way to enjoy Budva, Montenegro, is to find a place in or just outside the old town, spend

A visit to Skadar Lake is not complete without a visit to Nenad and his older twin Predrag. Their father

After one year of traveling through Italy--from Rome to Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily in the South to Tuscany and North--it

A comprehensive guide for 24 h (or more) in Kotor Bay: How to get there & around, what to see,

The imposing Klis Fortress - Tvrdava Klis in Croatian - caught my eye on the way from Zadar to Split.

My opinion on this one is about as split as it gets: on the one hand the unbeatable price and

Lovcen National Park is one of five National Parks in tiny Montenegro. On the summit of Mount Lovcen, the second highest

In honor of my visit to Siena, which ends today, here is an emotional video about Il Palio, the ancient

Bologna is another city that lends itself to just getting lost. Stroll below the almost 40km of covered sidewalks, the

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Here's a look back into my travel diaries: In 2012, I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the gorillas in

Where is it? Latitude: N 35,175980°/ Longitude: W 5,267086°/ Altitude: 763m When did we stay there? 15 to 16 October, 2011 (1

This is the story of the Falafel Man, a humble man selling the most delicious falafel I've ever tasted in

The tour is booked! Here's my thought process on why in the end I decided to go with African Trails

2012-02-02 - Mvog Betsi Zoo, Yaounde, Cameroon, a set on Flickr. Mvog Betsi to me seemed like an extremely sad place.

Where is it? Latitude: N 33,930014°/ Longitude: W 6,953782°/ Altitude: 86m When did we stay there? 19 to 20 October, 2011 (1

I am German which is usually a very cool citizenship to have. Traveling in Europe is a breeze and most

Tropical Africa is full of exotic fruits. So the idea of serving fresh fruit juice to me was fairly obvious.

Today five years ago I was sitting in a restaurant in Timbuktu waiting for lunch while across the city in

2012-01-10 - Vodon ceremony, Benin, a set on Flickr. At the night of our visit to Grand Popo there was a

Where is it? Latitude: 35,628630°/ Longitude: 5,276393°/ Altitude: 46m What can you expect? Martil is located roughly 8km outside Tétouan at the Mediterranean

Thursday 11:10 am. I enter the AK Naggar Shipping office in Alexandria. A very friendly lady asks me when I could

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