Bukhara the Noble: My two day Bukhara guide and useful tips

Bukhara the Noble: My two day Bukhara guide and useful tips

At the beginning of the year, it did not dawn on me that I would be writing a two day Bukhara guide – but and opportunity arose, and the Silk Road has long been on my wish list of place to visit. Before I knew 

Travels with my Godmother: Bangkok Shopping and Eating

Travels with my Godmother: Bangkok Shopping and Eating

So, what happened after we had finally passed the Thai border after our minivan trip from Kampot?  Bangkok Shopping and Eating seemed a long way away –  400km to be exact. We  were stranded on the Thai side of the border, 90km separating us from 

How accessible are Biblical Sites from a 1952 Holy Bible ?

How accessible are Biblical Sites from a 1952 Holy Bible ?

It’s Palm Sunday, and I am interrupting the current Far East Reminiscing. While leafing through my bible, I wondered how accessible are Biblical Sites at present – aside from the pandemic situation? As we’re well into a “third” wave here in Germany with a moderate-strict 

Skirting the seaside in Kep and Kampot or:  Two Stubborn Cows in Cambodia (Travels with my Godmother)

Skirting the seaside in Kep and Kampot or: Two Stubborn Cows in Cambodia (Travels with my Godmother)

While hardly any one of us is able to travel, this may be a time to shamelessly wallow in memories – of travels past. This time, let me take to you Kep and Kampot.  Who cares whether there’s any hard practical info that’s still relevant 

Travels with my Godmother: Phenomenal Phnom Penh and some too authentic dinners

Travels with my Godmother: Phenomenal Phnom Penh and some too authentic dinners

As mentioned earlier, my travel activity of 2021 so far comprises of thumbing through my treasured travel diaries. At present, there is a single country in Europe that you may enter and leave without prerequisite quarantine (Iceland). Since I have a full-time job, I have 

Travels with my Godmother: Uncrowded Angkor Wat

Travels with my Godmother: Uncrowded Angkor Wat

Fellow travel friends, I hope you are all doing well and hang in there! This “uncrowded Angkor Wat” post is coming to you at a strange time. I know of less than a handful of countries that would now let me, a German citizen,  visit 

Travels with my Godmother: Our wonderful Old-School Bangkok Soujourn

Travels with my Godmother: Our wonderful Old-School Bangkok Soujourn

This post will stray from my usual “square and practical” travel posts because looking for old-school Bangkok… happened about ten years ago. Because, let’s be fair, there is little opportunity to travel now. Being firmly stuck at home or at work, I find nothing better 

How to visit Petra with limited mobility and gently walk this ancient city

How to visit Petra with limited mobility and gently walk this ancient city

The ancient Nabataean city of Petra is by far the famous and  most visited place in Jordan. But can you visit and enjoy Petra with limited mobility? When I read about Jordan, I read that the area is really hilly.  And the village of Wadi 

Hotel Review: Nomads Hotel Petra, Jordan

Hotel Review: Nomads Hotel Petra, Jordan

This January, when COVID-19 had been heard of but not experienced, I went to Jordan for a week. I was looking for winter sun but got my first snow of the winter. Despite the loess than favourable weather,  I fulfilled a long-held dream by visiting 

Turkey Aegean road trip: Akyaka to Fethiye

Turkey Aegean road trip: Akyaka to Fethiye

Our Turkey Aegean  road trip continues! After a day of alternating long drives through mountainous scenery and two major archaeological sites, we decided to move  a little slower this time. We only had 100 km from the “slow city” of Akyaka to Fethiye, our next 

Hotel Review: Kerme Ottoman Palace Akyaka

Hotel Review: Kerme Ottoman Palace Akyaka

Between the large resorts of Bodrum and Marmaris lies a small village-like resort deep in a protected bay that really is not on the radar of most international tourists: Akyaka. It is yet another “Slow City” on Turkey’s Aegean Coast and a beautiful stop for 

Thank You Japan Airlines! Japan Airlines refunds due to COVID-19

Thank You Japan Airlines! Japan Airlines refunds due to COVID-19

Japan Airlines refunds due to COVID-19 are, in my experience straightforward, fair and don’t take long to process.  I would like  to thank Japan Airlines for their responsible handling of the Coronavirus travel restrictions and flight cancellations. This goes to show that with so many 

Why I didn’t love Pamukkale  but why you should visit  anyway

Why I didn’t love Pamukkale but why you should visit anyway

Pamukkale! One of Turkeys top tourist sites is highly advertised and you can visit it from nearly any resort.  Its pictures of people bathing in gleaming white travertine terraces have mesmerized me since I was a teenager.  We finally had the opportunity to see them 

Shopping in Izmir Kemeralti Bazaar : “Just gorgeous things, you know”

Shopping in Izmir Kemeralti Bazaar : “Just gorgeous things, you know”

Fresh off the taxi, we pause on the large Konak Meydani by the seaside, where pidgeons and a huge banner of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk dominate the scene. We’re here to do a bit of shopping in Izmir Kemeralti Bazaar. But I know exactly where I 

Hotel Review: Cumbali Konak Alacati

Hotel Review: Cumbali Konak Alacati

Where can you spend a few relaxed days on the Turkish Coast? The Cumbali Konak Alacati has the answer. Why I’m publishing this now – a bit of current affairs I’ve been to Turkey three times now, and while I am no expert,  I  loved