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Are you thinking about taking the bus from Vietnam to Laos? Here’s my account of the journey by bus from

I decided to take the boat from Siem Reap to Battambang. It was neither the cheapest nor the fastest option, but

Batu Caves is one of the top sights in Kuala Lumpur and just like the Petronas Twin Towers (aka KLCC)

Today, UNESCO World Heritage Site Ayutthaya is a sleepy town about 70 km north of Bangkok. But 250 years ago

Ban Gioc waterfall is only slowly appearing on the Western tourist’s map of things to visit in Vietnam. But this

Penang food (and drink) culture is a reflection of the island's people: a mix of flavors and traditions from around

The quality of Kampot Pepper is legendary. Plus, there is a saying in German that literally translates to "Go to

The third part of my basic Mandalay itinerary - read about Mandalay (and how to plan your visit) here and

What’s in a name? Myanmar or Burma? Myanmar or Burma? Much to my surprise, I learned that both names are derived

Hoi An (also known as Fai-Foo or Fai Fo) in the center of Vietnam has become a mainstay of most

After a month in Hoi An, I decided to stop for a few days in Da Nang, the city just

In an effort to make it easier for you to assemble your Angkor itinerary, I have put together a list

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I have received a bunch of questions about this one. So here's a quick write-up about how to cross the

There are two main reasons to visit Bethlehem these days -- Christian religion and street art religion. Every year around Christmas, between

I had arrived in Amman with rain pouring and temperatures hovering below 10°C. My large hotel room unimpressed with a

I wanted to visit Jericho because it would take me away from the cold rain in the mountains of Jerusalem

Ein Gedi (also: En Gedi) is Israel's biggest oasis. Set between the Dead Sea and the Judean Desert, it has

One of the must-do experiences in Israel is a bath in the Dead Sea. You can book a tour from

When I flew to Israel, it was with the intention to also jump across the border into Jordan to finally

So you are dreaming of going to Petra but don't really know what else there is to do in Jordan? Here's

In Madaba, I met a brother-and-sister hiking duo that had spent the past week walking (unguided) from Dana to Petra.

So you want to go to Israel but you also want a good old beach vacation? Check out my list

Even combined, Israel and Palestine with the Westbank and Gaza do not cover a large area of land. Barely 500

The Lost City. The Red Rose City. Wonder of the World. Petra. This city is on many bucket lists. More than

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This October I got the opportunity to work for almost two weeks in a grape picking job in the stunning

Nothing ever happens in Montenegro.' What makes young Montenegrins despair is a lucky circumstance for visitors. Most of the people we've

Croatia's public transport is well adapted to the needs of almost any type of traveler. There are half a dozen

The best way to enjoy Budva, Montenegro, is to find a place in or just outside the old town, spend

A visit to Skadar Lake is not complete without a visit to Nenad and his older twin Predrag. Their father

A comprehensive guide for 24 h (or more) in Kotor Bay: How to get there & around, what to see,

After one year of traveling through Italy--from Rome to Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily in the South to Tuscany and North--it

The imposing Klis Fortress - Tvrdava Klis in Croatian - caught my eye on the way from Zadar to Split.

My opinion on this one is about as split as it gets: on the one hand the unbeatable price and

Bologna is another city that lends itself to just getting lost. Stroll below the almost 40km of covered sidewalks, the

Lovcen National Park is one of five National Parks in tiny Montenegro. On the summit of Mount Lovcen, the second highest

In honor of my visit to Siena, which ends today, here is an emotional video about Il Palio, the ancient

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Here's a look back into my travel diaries: In 2012, I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the gorillas in

Where is it? Latitude: N 35,175980°/ Longitude: W 5,267086°/ Altitude: 763m When did we stay there? 15 to 16 October, 2011 (1

This is the story of the Falafel Man, a humble man selling the most delicious falafel I've ever tasted in

The tour is booked! Here's my thought process on why in the end I decided to go with African Trails

2012-02-02 - Mvog Betsi Zoo, Yaounde, Cameroon, a set on Flickr. Mvog Betsi to me seemed like an extremely sad place.

I am German which is usually a very cool citizenship to have. Traveling in Europe is a breeze and most

Today five years ago I was sitting in a restaurant in Timbuktu waiting for lunch while across the city in

Tropical Africa is full of exotic fruits. So the idea of serving fresh fruit juice to me was fairly obvious.

Where is it? Latitude: N 33,930014°/ Longitude: W 6,953782°/ Altitude: 86m When did we stay there? 19 to 20 October, 2011 (1

2012-01-10 - Vodon ceremony, Benin, a set on Flickr. At the night of our visit to Grand Popo there was a

2011-11-16/17 - Spit roast at the Sleeping Camel in Bamako, Mali, a set on Flickr. Due to diverse visa applications our

A year ago I said: I never want or write about this again. But a year has passed and, yes,

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