I was back in Montreal. One of my favourite cities on my trip around the world. I went there to see the launch of Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour, (reports and pictures on my new travel site It was really weird to travel again. And natural at the same time.  My first long-haul flight since […] Read More


Finally, on my last day here in Buenos Aires, I managed to do one single thing from my list: I went to MALBA, the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. I’ve been there before, but it’s always a treat. This time they had a great photo exhibition of German-Argentinian photographer Annemarie Heinrich. But the main […] Read More

The SuperPit

We rolled into Kalgoorlie at around 10.30 pm, in the pitch-black night. I had started to have some doubts about a potential gold mine visit – what was there to see in the night? They told us though that the mine was operated around the clock, so I hoped to get an idea of the […] Read More

Sunrise over the Taj

We got up shortly before 6, to walk over to the Taj Mahal. Our lovely Aman Homestay Guesthouse was close to the ticket counter, and we got there just in time for opening at sunrise. There was already a huge queue, but – once opened – it moved fast. We were there in time to […] 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

Tian Tan Buddha

I met up with my new Irish friend Connor, who is here on a business trip, and we headed out to Lantau Island, to see the big Buddha statue on one of the mountain tops, the mighty Tian Tan Buddha. Also simply called the Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of a Buddha Amoghasiddhi, on Lantau Island, […] Read More

The Mandarin’s House

The historic center of Macau is filled with places to visit. One of the most impressive ones was this big complex called the Mandarin’s House. It was constructed in 1869 by Zheng Guanying, an author and merchant who was read by emperors, Sun Yat Sen and Mao himself. The 60-room complex is impressive and beautifully designed […] Read More

The temple of A-Ma

On the southern tip of the peninsula, built onto and into a rock formation, you’ll find the Temple of A-Ma, which supposedly gave Macau its name (as the Portuguese tried to enunciate the sound of the name of the place). It is one of the oldest Taoist temples in Macau, built in 1488, and it […] Read More

Lost in Tlalpan

Tlalpan is one of these once independent towns in the outskirts of Mexico City that have long been swallowed up by the ever-growing metropolis. Like San Angel or Coyoacán, it finds itself in the middle of the city. However, they all preserved their small town character, with small houses, tiny cobble stone streets, and little […] Read More

La ville de Québec

We decided to get up early and head the 225 km up north towards Québec City, the capital of the region. It is the oldest French settlement in the area, founded in 1608, and later on the Capital of Nouvelle France. Once we left Montreal, the country became all flat. A few massive mountains around […] Read More


As Renato and Dennis had a rental car, we decided to make a road trip out of Montréal and into the Quebec countryside, towards the US border. There, Quebec starts to become anglophone, and has a rich history between the US and Canada. Some of the towns there were founded by English loyalists, who were […] Read More