Calgary – Canada

Visiting Banff National Park I decided to to da short day trip to Calgary. The city has nice architecture and art installations, but I didn’t stay long enough to really explore much of it, so just did the main tourist spots. Might come back one day. So here are my impressions: Peace Bridge Prince’s Island…

Montreal – Canada

Montréal or as it seems the citizens of Québec call it “Moreal” was my first stop in Canada. I landed on the 10th of August late at night and was surprised how fast the immigration process worked. Just needed to show my passport, the permit and my finances. Then I got a document and was…

New York II – USA

It was not my fist visit to New York. The fist time I was able to visit this beautiful city was back in 2012. I already posted about it. New York, oh what this city does to me. It was my first oversea and my first single trip. It was great to come back and…

East Coast – USA

In 2012 after being in New York for a week I had a four-week long visit with my family in Vineland, New Jersey and used the time there to do diverse short tips both on my own as well as with my family. These trips went to Philadelphia, Cape May, Atlantic City, Ocean City and…

Singapore

My last episode of this awesome almost eight-month journey though diverse countries in Asia ended in Singapore. First, I didn’t even want to visit Singapore because I thought it is to artificial and not typical Asian. But then I got a really cheap flight back home from there so I decided to stay for four…

Trekking to the Inle Lake – Myanmar

Oh Myanmar. As mentioned in the last blog the people in Myanmar are what made me fall in love! The rural villagers always have a smile on their face and are so curious. I couldn’t stop smiling as well. All that without wanting anything from you, just because that is the way they are. Especially…

Nara – Japan

Nara, known as the deer town and sure that is what it is. Lots of deer that are not shy at all and are happy to get a snack from you. But apart from the deer it has beautiful parks and temples. All in walkable distance for a nice daytrip either from Osaka or Kyoto…

Kyoto – Japan

Oh boy… This city! If you love temples, shrines and everything related to Buddhism and Japanese culture, then you will fall in love with this city! I visited all the popular temples and some smaller ones, each of them so different and beautiful in its own way. Still there would have been even more for…

Hiroshima – Japan

Hiroshima, an historic city even though most of the historic buildings where destroyed. It has a different vibe than the other cities I have been to in Japan, but I think it was absolutely worth to go! It is not just about the sad part of history, but some temple areas got reconstructed and give…

Tokyo – Japan

It was my dream since being a teenager to once in a lifetime travel to Japan, especially Tokyo since I’m in love with big cities. To right away start in Tokyo was wonderful! I spend a few days there before starting my round trip around Japan and it also ended with another few days in…

Shanghai – China

Shanghai is one of the biggest cities in China beside Beijing and Shenzhen. I already did a post about Shenzhen, anther one about Beijing (Peking) will follow tomorrow. We only had a weekend in Shanghai. I went with a friend from Exchange and also visited three friends from my Germany university who did their exchange…