Gippsland Lakes

After the endless rain, the sky was showing a small but growing hole with blue skies, so I drove over the 30 minutes to Metung, a tiny fishing village on the Gippsland lakes. I wanted to stay there initially but it was pretty much booked out – in my price class. I walked along the lake […] Read More

Cottesloe Beach

45 degrees. It hits you like a hammer. Thank god it’s a dry heat. I arrived on the hottest day of the year. OK, it’s January, 5th. The hottest day of summer, so far. Thank god for air conditioning. I met my host Kathy, as well as her partner Costa, in their nice apartment in the […] Read More

Agra Fort

If you live without a job for such a long time, you simply don’t know what day it is any more… Monday, Friday, Sunday – all the same to you. However, if you book a trip, in that case to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, you should at least check if, on the one day […] Read More

Sunset at Wat Arun

The Temple of Dawn, or, by its full Thai name Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan is a Buddhist temple – a wat – on the Thonburi bank of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. It’s probably Bangkok’s most photographed sight, and I had to go there, too. I first wanted to see all major temples and the […] Read More

South China Sea

I did a few trips around Hong Kong Island, to Middle Bay Beach, and to Stanley, a little town on the South coast of Hong Kong Island. It’s famous for its Stanley Market, which left me a bit unimpressed though. It’s a market full of the usual trinkets, clothes and stuff you can basically find […] Read More

Skyline at night

I went to Kowloon to find the Water Front Park, to see the Hong Kong skyline at night. It’s still a bit of an adventure walk, as you have to crawl through construction sites of the future West Kowloon Cultural District A part of it is ready though, and it’s perfect to hang out on […] Read More

Waitemata sunset

Still feeling a bit beat up by my cold, I did a stroll on Monday evening down to the harbor to some of the small beaches that are located along Waitemata Harbor, Home Bay and Herne Bay reserves. I saw so many people jogging. that seems to be the thing to keep Kiwis fit… Two guys came […] Read More

St. Kilda beach sunset

Blistering heat. I spent all day in the pool, unfortunately my shoulders are a bit red now…. In the evening, I met up with friends in St. Kilda at the beach, for beers, to watch the sunset over the bay and have dinner afterwards. St. Kilda is bustling at that time of day, everyone is […] Read More