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Front view of the hatshepsut temple near Luxor, Egypt

Is Egypt safe to visit in 2024?

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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A beautiful village called Masca which is one of the top places to visit in Tenerife

The 10 best places to visit in Tenerife, Spain

A massive list of top places to see in Tenerife by car - in the South or North of the beautiful Canary Island. Are you...
Front view of Abu Simbel with the gigantic statues of Ramses II

Should I cancel my trip to Egypt? Can you book a...

A analysis of the current situation in Egypt and how that translates to your travel plans

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

a business class seat of Qatar airways

Is business class worth it? What not flying coach is really...

Everything you need to know about booking premium tickets. Is business class worth it? Find out!
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!

Off Topic

Coronavirus: We are all in this together. So act like it.

My current take on the corona crisis and what I currently don't see people talking about

On protests, discrimination, and the changing of history

I'm struggling. And I am struggling deeply. It started with COVID and the lockdown of everything I held dear: travel, food, opera. And just...
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