Ottawa – Canada

The capital of Canada and as I learned it got chosen strategically because it didn’t border with the USA and also marks the line between the English and French speaking part. I started in the French speaking part because I knew I would work there without speaking French and thus wanted to travel from east…

Québec City – Canada

Some people told me that Québec is worth a short visit and I have to agree. Sadly two out of three day’s it was raining and storming so I wasn’t able to see all of what I had planned to. I went out the first day because it didn’t looked like rain would come soon…

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…

Iceland

Visiting Iceland was a dream of mine for many years but I always thought it is to expensive. I’m not a fan of organized bus tours and therefore I hoped for someone to join me to share cost for rooms and transportation. Since one of the cheapest options for me to fly to the east…

Saxon Switzerland – Germany

The so-called area Saxon Switzerland is known for its beautiful nature perfect for hiking and trekking trips. Since living in Dresden for a year and commuting to it for another year I had the shot to visit diverse spots in this are a couple of times. It was the visit of my mom in October…

Brussels – Belgium

Visiting Brussels was the longest stop on my road trip through the Benelux states. In French it is called Bruxelles, in Dutch Brussel and in German Brüssel. This multicultural background of Belgium is fascinating to me. This city has French as the main language but most of the citizens speak Dutch and English as well….

Liège – Beglium

Liege, a city with many names in diverse languages: In French it is Liège, locally it is called Lîdje, in Dutch it’s Luik and for people out of Luxembourg it`s Léck, we Germans call it Lüttich. It was the recommendation of a friend from exchange. At first when I drove into from Luxembourg the city…

Luang Prabang – Laos

This small town really got me! The people again are super nice and the nature is amazing! A beautiful waterfall, lovely river sides, temple and a view from a hill above the city. Sure, there is also some tourism going on, they have hostels and a marked with clothes, souvenirs and food that opens each…

Bagan – Myanmar

Bagan, known for its over two thousand temples spread through a huge area. The area can be explored easily by electric scooters if you are willing to drive one. That is what I did for three days. They are super easy to handle and no one wants to see a driver’s license, even though I…

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…

Tagaytay – Philippines

From Manila we took the bus down to Tagaytay known for its unique volcano. The evening we arrived we also took a tuk-tuk to a park on top of a mountain with an awesome view. The next day we directly started for a daytrip to see the volcano. There is not much to tell about…

Commuting and traveling in Germany

My job as mentioned in my first blog and the about me section brought me to various places in Germany. I tried to use the end of some workdays to explore that cities. It traveled to Bad Aibling and Munich in Bavaria, visited Frankfurt and Düsseldorf in the west, Eisenach, Chemnitz, Magdeburg, Dresden and Leipzig…