59626 km

And here are the travel statistics for Round Two of my trip. In total, I made another 59626 km. Here’s the breakdown, I traveled: 56124 km in the air or 68 hours 38 minutes 2945 km by car and bus 417 km by train 140 km by ferry taking 19 flights on 12 Airbus, 6 Boeing […] Read More


Hello Africa! This afternoon I start my 3-leg trip into Africa, the last continent I haven’t visited (Ok, besides Antarctica). I’ll spend the last morning in Delhi, and then take a flight to Mumbai, and after a short stop-over fly all night on to Johannesburg, then hop on another flight to Cape Town wehere I’ll […] Read More

Moving on to Khajuraho

After five days in intense and colorful Varanasi, I travel on to the more quiet Khajuraho, home to a number of Jain temples with erotic carvings. It’s going to be two short hops, on the same plane with a short stop in Agra. I guess we can even stay in the plane. Here are the […] Read More

On and on and on: Mumbai

One week was definitely too short for Bangkok, and next time I come in winter when the temperatures are lower… Off to Mumbai today, where the temperature reached 36 degrees today… Here are the fight details: Flight 32 to Mumbai Date: 12/11/2014 Code: TG317 from BKK to BOM Airline: Thai Airways Plane: Boeing 777-200 Distance flown: 1885 […] Read More

Next stop: Bangkok

What can I say? Here I go again, the next stop: Bangkok! Flight 31 to Bangkok Date: 5/11/2014 Code: TG601 from HKG to BKK Airline: Thai Airways Plane: Boeing 747-400 Distance flown: 1115 Miles Duration: 2h21 Flew in a 747 again. They’re getting rare as most of them get decommissioned and replaced by newer planes. They are fun. Loud, […] Read More

Polar route

And I am off to my longest flight ever, on this trip, and beyond, beating my previous 14h record for the Frankfurt-Buenos Aires route in 2011. I’ll board a United Airlines Boeing 777 today, to fly 15h35 to Hong Kong, on a polar route that will bring me within some 70 miles of the North […] Read More

The Heisenberg principle

In quantum physics, the Heisenberg principle describes the impossibility to measure both the speed and the place of any particle precisely. The more precise you are on its speed, the less precise you can say where the particle actually is. And vice versa. I discovered today that this also applies to me. My own private […] Read More


Mid-october already… Which means: I’m heading to Asia. But first, a short stop-over in Chicago, for technical reasons. On paper, I could have made the connection from Mexico on to the United flight to Hong Kong in Chicago. But with only 1h25 in between flights, it seemed too tight. Anyone who has waited ages at US immigration […] Read More


I nearly forgot it, after all. Today is the first anniversary, I left one year ago on my first flight, to Rio. 365 days since then, visiting 12 countries, taking 28 flights,  flying 100.000 kilometers, sleeping in 42 different hotels, airbnb’s and at friend’s homes, meeting dozens of new people and friends, spending a good […] Read More


Somewhere on the way to Mexico City, maybe half an hour before landing, I have crossed the 100.000 kilometer threshold on this trip. I just updated my travel statistics and realized that, all different means of transport combined – planes, cars, busses, ferries and trains – I have travelled approximatively 100.400 kilometers. In detail, I – […] Read More

Off to Mexico City

On and on and on and on…. I’m off to Mexico City tonight. It’s an overnight flight, I leave just after 11 and arrive at 5.30 in the morning – jumping two hours back in the process. I’ll be picked up at the airport, meet my Airbnb hosts , and then probably sleep in. Here […] Read More