Traveling

My Personal World Heritage Tour: Paleochora, Aegina

My Personal World Heritage Tour: Paleochora, Aegina

It has become a fashion to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites. While this is a great endeavour (beats getting drunk, quad biking in the desert and elephant riding, yes?), it can be a bit hard to tick them all of (there are currently 1073) or […]

Volcano to Kailua-Kona… back round the other side of Big Island

Volcano to Kailua-Kona… back round the other side of Big Island

We’re half round the  Big Island, and just another three days until we return hone to very early nights and frost, and yet  we’re just been away from home a week – that’s what happens when you start a new job and move house. We better […]

Research Post: Japan Traditional Ceramics Dream Trip ( WARNING: a rather wordy post)

Research Post: Japan Traditional Ceramics Dream Trip ( WARNING: a rather wordy post)

I love Japan, and I love beautiful things. So it comes as a surprise that I have never been deeply into the Japanese art of ceramics. I was lucky enough to visit Japan three times, and every time I would go to one of the […]

Haiku No. 4

Haiku No. 4

Friday is Haiku Day! Yeah, it probably makes no sense whatsoever in Japanese, but it’s kinda fun to stick it into Google Translate. I really wanted something a bit sunnier ‘n funnier but the dark wet weather here in the north, no matter how many […]

Aegina Island, the Sleeping Beauty

Aegina Island, the Sleeping Beauty

If you’re in Athens and want to spend some time at the beach, you could take a tram down to Glyfada – it’s a decent option. Better though, take a ferry from Piraeus to Aegina. This is a decent sized island in the Saronic gulf […]

An Ode to the Atlanta Hotel, Bangkok

An Ode to the Atlanta Hotel, Bangkok

The Atlanta Hotel in Bangkok is one of the oldest hotels and one of the quirkiest places to stay in this thriving and expanding city. Set deeply back in the 1950’s, lacking the ultramodern comforts that have become standards in city hotels, and applying a […]

An Ode to the Atlanta Hotel Restaurant

An Ode to the Atlanta Hotel Restaurant

The Atlanta Hotel is a special case. So, after writing my ode about that one, I felt serving up a huge extra portion about the equally special  restaurant in the same post would be a bit too much. Especially since I appear to have eaten […]

Haiku No.3

Haiku No.3

  This is not a very traditional Haiku (the second line has eight syllables) but since I already butchered Line One and Three. Also, I wondered for some time whether I can love a place that belongs to a country that has such a poor […]

What to buy in Greece: Support Greek Economy!

What to buy in Greece: Support Greek Economy!

Who would want to bring nothing but memories and photos home from holiday? Wouldn’t you just love a little souvenir or two that reminds you of the good times? But then, will you bring it out or use it often enough? My apartment has a […]

Where to go in Greece if you love Animals

Where to go in Greece if you love Animals

I like animals. Especially cats. The site of a stray cat evokes strong wishes to pet, feed and water them and if I had my will, humans would be totally outnumbered by cats in our household. But when you travel to Southern Europe (or, in fact, many […]

Greece in Autumn? Yes, please!

Greece in Autumn? Yes, please!

Greece is a wonderful place to visit out of season. Autumn in Greece is still warm You know, that time when for us Northern European it is time to dig out the winter coats, boots and moan that it is already dark by the time […]

What to do when the trains leave you stranded

What to do when the trains leave you stranded

Hallo, I am back at home! And never been more happy to be home! This is a Europe/Germany-specific post, as we have had the second major episode of widespread train disruption (nearly half the country) within four weeks thanks to weather here in Germany, and […]

Haiku No.2

Haiku No.2

Late sun in autumn so hot and sparkling at sea shiny ships await you

Kailua-Kona: More than Beach Life

Kailua-Kona: More than Beach Life

It’s nearly the end of our time in Hawaii, and since we felt a bit worried we might miss our flight (and with it, two connecting flights) , we decided to spend our last day in Kailua-Kona. I had done the beachfront strip a few […]

Haiku No.1: My first travel haiku

Haiku No.1: My first travel haiku

My first travel haiku! I often write haiku, usually when I am slightly bored or distracted… so why not write little travel Haiku? They are fun, short and sweet and I like how effortless they can be written down sometimes, yet at other times, it […]