Shopping in the Caucasus: great souvenirs from Armenia and Georgia

Shopping in the Caucasus: great souvenirs from Armenia and Georgia

Your guide to shopping in the Caucasus is here!  I am finally beginning to catch up during this period of not travelling very much. I mean, I could go, but due to the nature of my work, I am still somewhat more needed here in 

A fun walk through Old Jaffa and Jaffa Flea Market

A fun walk through Old Jaffa and Jaffa Flea Market

One sunny Shabbat in November, I found myself in Tel Aviv.  A walk through Old Jaffa and a visit to the flea market is probably one of the best things you can do on the Jewish day of rest.  Aside from Haifa or a sea 

Tel Aviv Bauhaus Architecture walk – a perfect walk for Sabbath

Tel Aviv Bauhaus Architecture walk – a perfect walk for Sabbath

As someone who loves historic architecture and had their first office overlooking the Dessau Bauhaus, viewing the Bauhaus Architecture of Tel Aviv was on my wish list for years. Welcome to my Tel Aviv Bauhaus Architecture walk! Unlike many Bauhaus sites in Germany, central Tel 

Should I stay or should I go? Travel in 2021

Should I stay or should I go? Travel in 2021

Just over a year ago, I wrote a post on whether to travel or not. Well, it is old hat now! But I am keeping it anyway as a snapshot of the times we were in. And is travel in 2021 actually a viable and 

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 

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 

Bread Interlude:  Super Sourdough bread for non-bakers

Bread Interlude: Super Sourdough bread for non-bakers

As we are about to enter the fourth month of lockdown, with infection numbers still not under control and a nationwide vaccination campaign stuttering along, I feel very little enthusiasm for posting much travel content. About time for a sourdough bread for non-bakers. Instead of 

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 

How I bought less in 2020 – and loved it

How I bought less in 2020 – and loved it

As the year comes to a close, I am starting to… prepare my tax return. As part of the tidying and sorting out business side of Christmastide that I felt too mundane to mention. How does that lead to the very last post of the 

Home and Dry and Optimistic: My 2020 travel review

Home and Dry and Optimistic: My 2020 travel review

“A good traveller was the traveller who stayed home. ” This or similar is the tenor of many  travel bloggers I follow. I agree. My 2020 travel review seems a bit out of time. At some point I wondered whether I should bother writing my 

My 8 easy no nonsense Christmastide Traditions for the busy and not overly spiritual

My 8 easy no nonsense Christmastide Traditions for the busy and not overly spiritual

This year, celebrating the “Rauhnaechte” spiritual practice appears to be massive all over the net and social media. Call me a bit cynical, but who actually has time for all this?  So, here are some  no nonsense Christmastide traditions you can follow even if you