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The dark side of Machu Picchu

Picture perfect Machu Picchu? Here is a side of the ancient Inca ruins you might not have seen before!
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The Maras Salt Mines – Peru’s most amazing Inca site

Forget about Machu Picchu - the Maras Salt Mines are just as beautiful but less traveled. Bucketlist for sure!
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Things to do in Oslo – A guide to Norway’s awesome...

A little list of all the things I did on my short stay in Oslo.

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The alternative classic view of Machu Picchu

20 amazing things to do in Peru

A massive list of my personal favorite tourist attractions in Peru. Plan your perfect trip!
The best view in TOkyo is certainly from the Mori Towers in Roppongi Hills

Tokyo’s old name and why it changed

A little piece solving the riddle around Tokyo's past. Did you know it wasn't always called Tokyo?

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Luxury hotl reviews

Picture perfect luxury hotel - the titilaka lodge has many terraces and secluded areas

The 5 best luxury hotels in Peru

From Lima to Lake Titicaca, these are the best hotels in Peru. Experience a unique part of South American with world-class luxury.Peru is one...

Palazzo Dama – A review of Rome’s best luxury hotel

A review of my stay at the fantastic Palazzo Dama luxury hotel in Rome - a pleasant suprise in a city not known for its luxury hotels.
The Celebrity Xpedition cruise ship in the waters around Galapagos. Truly the best cruise ship there is

Celebrity Xpedition Review – The Luxury Galapagos Cruise ship

An honest review of the luxury Galapagos cruise ship Celebrity Xpedition. The old lady sure leads a wonderful life.
Christmas decorations made of mirrors inside the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris

The Four Seasons Hotel George V – A review

A review of the fabulous Four Seasons Hotel George V. In my opinion the best hotel in Paris, but judge for yourself.
The grand lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St.Petersburg, Russia

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg – A review

Ready for some splurge? The Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace is probably the best place to stay in St. Petersburg, Russia. Built inside an ancient Palace, the luxury hotel offers you everything you ever need and beyond.
Hotel Palacio Nazarenas - Cusco's best luxury hotel by far

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas – Review of the unique luxury hotel in...

A review of the fabulous Belmond Palacio Nazarenas in Cusco. Hidden inside an ancient convent, the boutique hotel certainly ranks among the best luxury hotels in South America.

Travel Tips

Me sitting in front of a yurt in Kyrgyzstan and my solar panel charging my mobile phone

What to pack for Kyrgyzstan – a packing list

A detailed packing list for the amazing country in Kyrgyzstan. Here are the items you should bring along!
The view on Machu Piccu from the entrance, with parts of the industrial sector

How long does it take to hike Machu Picchu?

Everything you need to know about the time it takes to hike in Machu Picchu. Also covers all the other sights like Huayna Picchu and Inti Punku
The Celebrity Xpedition cruise ship in the waters around Galapagos. Truly the best cruise ship there is

What to Pack for a Galapagos Cruise

A helpful guide to packing for a Galapagos cruise. Intense sun, wet landings and lava terrain will have you bringing along lots of expedition gear.

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Me sitting at the white coral beach on the Isle of Skye in Scotland

My musing on President elect Donald Trump

I am shocked. Deeply appalled. It also seems, that most of my friends, most of the people I am connected on social media and...
The best view in TOkyo is certainly from the Mori Towers in Roppongi Hills

Tokyo’s old name and why it changed

A little piece solving the riddle around Tokyo's past. Did you know it wasn't always called Tokyo?
Me standing on a rock an Kyrgyzstan and contemplating my travels around the world

Why I didn’t quit my job to travel the world

An attempt of bringing back some sound reasoning to the oh so alluring concept of quitting your job to travel.