I know, It’s been ages since I last posted something and I still want to blog about my trip to Kassel and the Documenta last month, a trip to Kaiserswerth with my parents some weeks ago and the review about the Lonely planet magazine that I got a subscription for isn’t finished yet either. But now I’m on a bike trip from Den Hague to Amsterdam so I decided to be up to date first and blog about things a little past later. Continue reading
Summer is here, at least for some days. This is actually a very sad statement when it’s already end of June / early July. But this year we decided that no rain or temperatures over 20°C are absolutely great weather so far, so we are making the best of it.
Last weekend was like this: all sunshine and high temperature. And as Tine was over from Brussels we decided to do a little bike tour. I had just bought a new bike that week, already preparing for our bike tour in the Netherlands in late August, so we had two bikes and actually we wanted to go to Kaiserswerth, a cute little northern suburb of Düsseldorf. But as the weather was so good we decided we’d go to the beach instead. Continue reading
As I’m not travelling at the moment I decided to share some stories of some of my older travels with you. I don’t want to give special recommendations on places, as I’m not sure if they still exist or if they are still good (even though I still might do it every now and then). Nor will I make recommendation about what exactly to do if you could figure that out on your own when you’re there. I’ll just give some impressions on how I experienced a place.
It’s been three an a half years since I left, so I thought I might as well start with Sydney. This city is so big, that writing one post about it would be a joke.Therfor I wanted to concentrate on one particular question and this is: Which beach is the nicest in Sydney? Now I don’t claim to have visited all of Sydney’s beaches and answering the question is very subjective. I rather picked a favourite and than returned again an again. Funny enough my one of my all time favourites was the first one I visited: Manly. Continue reading
I admit, I don’t like animals that much. Pets that for others are so nice, so sweet, so good companions, for me are, well, just pets. I categorize animals into no leg, two legs, four legs and more legs.
- When it comes to no legs (from snakes to fish) I don’t mind. Of course a big snake in my bedroom would get me screaming, but well, they are most often dangerous aren’t they.
- The two leg category (birds mostly) I don’t care and mind and four legs are ok too. You might even hear me say that a particular cat or dog is cute. But than I’m allergic to animal hair so no much love here either. I actually find the little geckos that are all around here quite fascinating but well again also only outside of our bedroom.
- And than there are the more legs ones. I hate them. Mosquitoes are just annoying as are flies or bees. But spiders and bugs literally bug me. They are just disgusting.
Having said this, why do I mention it in my blog?
After a day on the beach (and quite a few before that), I decided that we had to do something. And a boat trip sounded like fun. So we booked a rather cheap one on a traditional longtail boat. Continue reading
We’ve been on Koh Phangan for two days and are now online once more. After we spent the first two nights in a really cheap place up north in Chaloklum, following the Lonely Planet advise, we decided to move. It was actually not that nice there. Sure, there was a strip of powdery white sand, lots of quiet surrounding but it was not as beautiful as it could have been. So we rented a scooter and explored the island. Continue reading
There are numerous places with WiFi, free or with password, literally everywhere, where there is a cafe or a resort. But for really doing some work here, I’d like to have a laptop. But as it is, I’m just fine with typping everything into my phone and uploading it from there. It’s just so handy (the Germans will get that pun…).