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The view on Munich from the Alter Peter belfry at night

One day in Munich – What to see when time is...

Must-see tourist attractions and things to do in Bavaria’s capital. Insider tips from a local to make the most of your time
The beautiful Plaza de Armas bathed in golden sunlight in Cusco, Peru

20 Things to do in Cusco, Peru

Cusco is a wonderful stop on your way to Machu Picchu. The ancient capital of the Inkas bekons with many highlights. Here are 20 of them!
Huayna Picchu - people have died climbing this mountain.

Wayna Picchu: How to climb the mountain behind Machu Picchu

In my mind I died a hundred times on my way up and another hundred times on my way down: Here is my report on Wayna Picchu.

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The marienplatz in Munich with its neo-gothic city hall and the frauenkirche in the background

50 amazing things to do in Munich

My personal recommendations: A massive list of the 50 best things to do in my hometown Munich
Nordic lights in Iceland - plan your Iceland itinerary for the winter months of you want to see them

The best time to visit Iceland

When to see the Northern Lights? What is the best time to go whale watching or Puffin spotting? And when will you have the famous tourist attractions all to yourself!

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Welcome! My name is Norman & I’ve been traveling all my life. Luxury resorts, fine arts and cultural highlight are my focus. Read more here.

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Luxury hotel 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

Nordic lights in Iceland - plan your Iceland itinerary for the winter months of you want to see them

The best time to visit Iceland

When to see the Northern Lights? What is the best time to go whale watching or Puffin spotting? And when will you have the famous tourist attractions all to yourself!
Me wearing a rain jacked in Scotland. Definitely put it on your packing list

What to pack for Scotland

A detailed packing list of all the things you need to pack for Scotland. Keep the luggage light and still be prepared for all the amazing sights in Scotland
What to pack for Machu Picchu and Peru? Think in layers and have a day pack!

The ultimate Peru Packing list

A detailed packing list for Peru and all its different climate zones!

Off Topic

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

10 reasons why I didn’t quit my job to travel the...

A controversial post about why I enjoy working at home and making the most out of my 31 days of paid leave per year.
Me hunting with eagles in Kyrgyzstan

My travel highlights 2016

A recap of all the amazing (but also sad) moments of the past year
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...