Route 66. Only by hearing the name I see the most different images before my eye: I’m dreaming of freedom, endless roads through the American Midwest and driving into the vast of a country, which seems more and more mysterious and at the same time fascinating to me with every visit. Did you know that the original Route 66 starts in the heart of Chicago? Almost right next to The Bean, the famous sculpture by Sir Anish Kapoor in Millennium Park? What a perfect opportunity to fit in a real American road trip following one of the most famous roads worldwide!
Vang Vieng was known for being one of the hotspots of the backpacker party crowd. But there’s much more to this wonderful little town in the middle of Laos!
A 30-minute tuk-tuk ride from Luang Prabang and you will see: the Kuang Si waterfalls. Embedded in a tropical forest, this place will leave you speechless.
Visiting Palma de Mallorca? Don’t forget to stop by in Santa Catalina – the new hotspot of the city!
On the flight to Aberdeen, a passenger said to me: “Aberdeen is a special city. Everything is grey. The whole city. I bet you’ve never seen so much grey at one place in your life!” Ha. Well, he didn’t know that I grew up in an industrial area in Germany, the “Ruhrgebiet”, a place which was dominated by the coal and steel industry for a long time and which isn’t very famous for its beauty. I basically grew up between the rests of a dying industry – so I thought, Aberdeen couldn’t shock me.
Are you looking for the ultimate shopping experience in Bangkok? Then you have to visit Chatuchak Market! In Bangkok you will find bargains for clothes and souvenirs at almost every corner, but nothing beats the experience of spending a day at Chatuchak Market!
Even when you are on vacation, you sometimes have to push yourself to do things you’d never do willingly. Like getting up at 5am. Well, traveling can be hard work sometimes, too. But when in Luang Prabang you have to get up early to see the monks’ daily ceremony of receiving alms. I don’t know what was more fascinating, the procession itself or the fact, that it turned out to be a very touristy event – which was kind of irritating.