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Front view of the hatshepsut temple near Luxor, Egypt

Is Egypt safe to visit in 2020?

Planning a trip to Egypt & wondering if Egypt is safe to visit in 2018? This guide will answer your questions regarding safety in Egypt & other precautions
The marienplatz in Munich with its neo-gothic city hall and the frauenkirche in the background

The 50 best things to do in Munich, Germany

My personal recommendations: A massive list of the 50 best things to do in my hometown Munich
The beautiful Plaza de Armas bathed in golden sunlight in Cusco, Peru

The 20 best 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!

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The Canal Grande and the Rialto Bridge - a must-see if you just got one day in Venice, Italy

One day in Venice, Italy – The best things to do

How to spend one day in Venice, Italy. A detailed itinerary with all the top things to do in the most romantic city in the world.
THe fantastic krämerbrücke with colorful half-timbered houses lining the lenght of the bridge in Erfurt

The 10 best things to do in Erfurt, Germany

A detailed list of the best tourist attractions and things to do in Erfurt, Germany. Learn what to see in Thuringia's charming capital.

face behind this luxury travel blog

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.

Luxury hotel reviews

The Gritti Palace - one of the best luxury hotels in Venice, Italy

The top 10 luxury hotels in Venice, Italy

A detailed list of the 10 best luxury hotels in Venice, Italy. Which one is the best and which offers the best value?
The main restaurant on the second floor of AMan Venice, with golden stucco work, chandeliers and frescos all over

Aman Venice – Review of the best luxury hotel on the...

Is the Aman Venice luxury hotel worth it? In this review I share my personal experience and pictures with you.
Aman Bhutan - a review of the amazing Amankora hotels

Aman Bhutan – a review of the fantastic Amankora luxury hotels

A detailed review of the Amankora luxury hotels. Aman Bhutan might just be the most exklusive way to tour the country and here is what to expect
Etihad business class review 2019 - a close look at the old cabin design

Etihad Airways business class review 2019

Everything you need to know before booking Etihad business class in 2019. A closer look at their old, but still functional cabin design.
Qsuites review - Qatar Airways business class and everything you need to know before you book a flight.

QSuites review – a detailed look at the Qatar Airways business...

Everything you need to know about the Qatar AIrways QSuites business class. Is it worth the money? And what should you expect!

Belmond Castello di Casole – A review of Tuscany’s best luxury...

An unsponsored review of the outstanding Belmond Castello di Casole. A unique hilltop luxury hotel in the heart of Tuscany.

Travel Tips

Egypt vs Morocco - which country should I visit?

Egypt vs Morocco – which country should you visit?

A detailed look at the main differences between Egypt vs Morocco. Everything you need to decide which country in Northern Africa you should visit.
Gondolas basking in the waters in front of Saint Marc's Square in Venice

The 15 best photo spots in Venice, Italy & the top...

An epic list of the 15 top photo spots in Venice, Italy. Find out where to take pictures in Venice that really pop!
The Church of Our Lady (Fraunkirche) in Munich in Winter

How many days in Munich are enough? Answers by a local

How long should you stay in Munich? A sample itinerary for 3, 5 and one day.

Off Topic

A medical emergency on a plane - this is a first person account of what happens

Losing consciousness in seat 2C on a flight from Dehli to...

A first-person account of how a medical emergency on a plane feels like
Me looking out at the valley of Paro in Bhutan

Intolerance, racism and bad behavior – musings on the dark side...

You might think traveling is all about tolerance and learning about new cultures. Despite the positive side, many people fall back to bad habits while on the move. Here are some of my experienced.
open letter to pinterest

An open letter to Pinterest

A little, but important post about how bloggers get abused on Pinterest.