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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Laos Pt. 1: The Slowboat Experience


Laos was originally not on my itinerary, but it turned out to be one of my favorite countries in Southeast Asia. I traveled it from north to south and started with floating down the Mekong River for two days… quiet an adventure but also a great time to relax, to observe the passing scenery, to have some me-time or to talk with fellow travelers.  Continue reading “Laos Pt. 1: The Slowboat Experience”

Already 2 months in Oz – am I satisfied? // Dear Diary


What did I do in the past two months that I am in Melbourne already? I tend to say “not much”, but actually that’s not true. That’s just my always-driven, over-ambitious inner-me speaking. I always fear I am not experiencing enough… is that stupid?

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Why there are NO bad bucket lists…

BucketListSome weeks ago the travel blogger Dan from ‘This World Rocks’ posted an article about bucket lists, where he judges them pretty harshly and even strikes out at the people who put popular sights or activities on their travel schedule. And even though his post is quiet entertaining (it went viral for a reason) and some points might be true, one thing he said just made me so furious…!

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It’s warm and sunny in Australia, they said…


Jetzt bin ich schon 7 Wochen in Melbourne und noch immer “kämpfen” wir hier mit Wolken, Nieselregen und 10Grad… jaja, kältester Winter seit 20 Jahren, ich weiß – und vermutlich auch noch der längste. Ich will ja gar nicht jammern aber SO stellt man sich Australien wahrlich nicht vor…
Now I am already 7 weeks in Melbourne and we are still ‘struggling’ with clouds, rain and 10 degrees… yeah, I know, coldest winter for 20 year – and probably also the longest one. I really don’t wanna complain, but THIS is frankly not how I imagined Australia to be…

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