A colorful roadtrip all over Cuba – 10 places in 18 days

My Cuban roadtrip hasn’t even started yet, when the first problems already appeared. Who would have thought it is that complicated to rent a car? But with that first challenge mastered I was looking forward to an intriguing ride over the Caribbean island to see it’s broad spectrum and beauty. What followed were 18 days and 3,000 km of adventure, nearly no internet access, coping with the permanent shortage of everything, the indifferent road conditions and even a a visit at the local police station after an attempted fraud – but also highly enjoyable nature, beautiful pastel colored towns, beaches with turquoise water, interesting historic insights, hospitable locals and quiet a few Mojito’s! Cuba is absolutely worth a trip but be prepared for a country incomparable to other places in the world and an adventure that I would call the ‘charming challenge of improvisation’.

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TRAVEL TRIVIA: 10 things about LAOS that might surprise you

While Thailand, Bali and Vietnam are on everyones Southeast Asia bucket list, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic – better known as Laos – still often escapes traveler’s notice. Unjustly! Laos is such a multifaceted country with astonishing mountains and waterfalls, the best baguettes outside France, interesting and smart locals, a fondness for our beloved TV-series “Friends” and the smell of adventure everywhere you go. You just should never get into a situation where you need medical treatment…  Continue reading “TRAVEL TRIVIA: 10 things about LAOS that might surprise you”

The Workers Club // POTW


This week’s “Place of the week” is a bar within the hip area Fitzroy (Collingwood), where regularly local and international bands play small live concerts – THE WORKERS CLUB
Mein “Place of the Week” ist diesmal eine Bar im hippen Stadtteil Fitzroy (Collingwood), in der regelmäßig kleine Live-Konzerte von lokalen und internationalen Band stattfinden – THE WORKERS CLUB

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The (shopping) heart of Melbourne // POTW


Is it a palace? Is it a museum? No, it is a fashion store! The former post office right in the middle of Melbourne’s city center CBD is probably the most splendid store in town – although the label within is no luxury brand…
Ist es ein Palast? Ist es ein Museum? Nein, es ist ein Fashionstore! Das ehemalige Postamt inmitten Melbourne’s Innenstadt CBD ist vielleicht das prunkvollste Geschäft der Stadt – und das Modelabel darin ist keine Luxusmarke…

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How to organize a semester abroad

Auslandssemester… das klingt nach einer Menge Spaß, neuen Freunden, Abenteuer und trotz Uni-Alltag irgendwie nach einem langen Urlaub. Das wird es bestimmt auch, aber vor dem ganzen Spaß steht auch jede Menge bürokratische Organisationsleistung. 

Hier eine Step-by-Step-Anleitung für die Frage: “Wie organisiere ich mein Auslandssemester”:

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