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Front view of the hatshepsut temple near Luxor, Egypt

Is Egypt safe to visit in 2019?

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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Neuschwanstein near Füssen in Germany one of the best castles near Munich, Germany

The 10 best castles near Munich, Germany

A list of my favorite palaces and castles near Munich. Beautiful parks and fairy tale state rooms you need to visit.
Schleissheim Palace as seen from the park. One of the top tourist attractions in Munich, Germany

Schleissheim Palace – Munich’s hidden baroque gem

One of the secret highlights in Munich: Schleissheim Palace is a baroque masterpiece that could be part of your Germany itinerary!

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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.

Luxury hotel reviews

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.

Belmond Villa San Michele – A review of the super-luxury hotel...

My unsponsored and detailed review of the fabulous Villa San Michele by Belmond hotels in Florence, Italy.

Amangalla Review – the best luxury hotel in Galle, Sri Lanka

An unsponsored review of the fantastic Amangalla luxury hotel inside Galle's famous Dutch Fort.

Travel Tips

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.

The best time to visit Bhutan – Spring or autumn, what...

Everything you need to know about the best time to visit Bhutan. The Bhuddist kingdom will be beautiful throughout the year, but you might want to avoid the rainy seasons and winter.
How to get to Bhutan from the US and beyond. The picture shows aA druk air plane in paro airport

How to get to Bhutan – a travel guide for first-timers

Everything you need to plan your trip to Bhutan. A detailed travel guide showing you all the options on how to get to Bhutan and the pros and cons of each alternative.

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.
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An open letter to Pinterest

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