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Fear and Loathing with Pegasus Airlines

By |March 1st, 2017|

Since I flew for the first time in 1999, a lot has changed. Flying is nothing special anymore, pure routine like riding a bus. You can eat at home, check-in online, stewards and stewardesses no longer need to smile and no one cares about safety instructions. It is understood that the pilot lands the [...]

Horrortrip with a Twist

By |May 8th, 2016|

The deal sounded almost too good to be true: A free trip to Transylvania, where I even could make some money. All was about writing a hunting story - more about that later. A good friend of mine set the whole thing up. I guess he saw the disaster coming just as little as [...]

4 Ideas for a skiless winter holiday

By |April 1st, 2016|

Winter holidays without skis? - Yes, such a thing exists and even can be fun. I guess, I'm not the only one who longs to get away from the crowded slopes. I'm all about beeing in nature without leaving traces of civilization. Ski touring is an option, but they say there are people who do [...]

What you should know about howlers

By |March 5th, 2016|

Saucer eyes and little whiskers – at the sight of baby seals hardly anyone can resist saying the words “Oh, how cute!” The childlike proportions are what cause in humans a caring instinct. Well intended is not always done well. […]

Horse’n Ski in Kyrgyzstan

By |March 1st, 2016|

The small wood stove has heated the yurt quickly. Finally, having reached the camp in the valley of Ak Suu, we can relax, take off our jackets and warm our hands on a hot cup of chai. Our butts are sore from riding on horse back for four hours straight but in Kyrgyzstan it’s a [...]

Winter in Norderland

By |February 17th, 2016|

"Where are you going?" - "North." - "Yes, but where exactly?" - "To North." There are many dialogues like this one before the trip. The German word "Norden" which translates to "North",  in this case, is not only a point of the compass, but also the name of a town in East Frisia, a region [...]

Work & Travel in Australia Part 1

By |August 14th, 2015|

Back in the year 2002, dear kids, there were no blogs, at least not to the same excess as now. There were special cafes, where you could access the internet, not via smartphone or wifi but with a computer that was installed there. Back in 2002, I had a diary made ​​of paper, in which [...]

Dirty Dancing on the Love Boat

By |June 28th, 2015|

To a certain extent, the MS (Motor Ship) Isabelle looks like the Pacific Princess, the Love Boat from the TV-series: the measures are similar and both have luxurious amenities with bars, restaurants and spa. The main difference is, the Pacific Princess is cruising in high seas, while the MS Isabelle, under Latvian flag, paces obediently [...]

What happens in Riga, stays in Riga

By |June 13th, 2015|

As usually, this holiday brings a disaster. No, not a broken arm, no broken motorbike and no confiscated ATM card. Much worse. I 'll start from the beginning. Just "carry-on", because Air Baltic says checkin baggage costs an extra 25 euros, so does checking-in at the airport or reserving a seat on the plane. Just [...]

Drag Lift from Hell

By |May 13th, 2015|

If you are into pain and looking to be beaten up, I advise you to use an old soviet drag lift. For this to work, you need be prone to dumbness and having a snowboard helps, too, but is not mandatory. […]