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Nara day trip: Follow the deer

Nara day trip: Follow the deer

One of my favorite songs is Nara by Alt-J. I love the rhythm and the tune and the fact that it was recommended by a very special person makes it even more exceptional to me. The title is Nara but the word Nara itself appears […]

A Tokyo itinerary for first timers

A Tokyo itinerary for first timers

Describing Tokyo is a tough task. You might expect a typical Asian exotic city but instead, encounter a modern metropolis. If I’d had 10 words to describe Tokyo, I’d use clean, vibrant, crazy, huge, dazzling, packed, awesome, friendly, safe and diverse. Have you planned to […]

Your first time in Japan: What you should know

Your first time in Japan: What you should know

Japan is unique. There are things you only see and experience in the land of the rising sun. Some things are a bit weird, some make perfect sense, some are mysterious and some are just great. When you plan your first time visit in Japan, […]

The truth about viewing Mt. Fuji…

The truth about viewing Mt. Fuji…

…and everything you should know about the region. The legendary Mt. Fuji, also called Fuji-san, is probably one of the sights you associate the most with Japan. Everyone visiting Japan is eager to see its mostly with a snow-covered cone-shaped top. The region around Mt. […]

Exploring the beauty of Kyoto

Exploring the beauty of Kyoto

Kyoto stands for the old Japan, the tradition and culture. When you hear Kyoto, you might think of magnificent temples, splendid Japanese gardens, shrines, wooden houses and Geishas. And you will find all of this in a city which does not only represent the traditional […]

A Japan 2 week itinerary for first timers

A Japan 2 week itinerary for first timers

Japan is a mysterious country. Mysterious in a positive way. The big cities are modern, loud, colorful, fancy and yet with so much tradition and culture all over. It is a country I recommend every traveler to go at least once in his lifetime. But […]

Discover Salento Peninsula in Puglia, Italy

Discover Salento Peninsula in Puglia, Italy

If there is some kind of paradise in Europe, it is Salento in Puglia. Discover Salento Peninsula with its beautiful beaches, an amazing jagged coastline, marvelous towns with South-Italian flair and the Dolce Vita. Salento is the southern part of Puglia in Italy. The people […]

Things you can only do in San Francisco

Things you can only do in San Francisco

You’ve probably read my Beginner’s guide and the 10 free things to do. But wait, there are plenty of other things to do in San Francisco. Some activities are so unique, you won’t find them anywhere else. Here are my top rated things to do […]

Explore the Chianti region

Explore the Chianti region

The Chianti Classico road or „Strada del vino e dell’olio“ is a fantastic route that combines history with the passion for winemaking and delicious food. Explore the Chianti region in Tuscany and you will be rewarded with a beautiful landscape, hospitality and delicacies. My Chianti […]

The most scenic drives in Tuscany

The most scenic drives in Tuscany

Everyone agrees: Tuscany is a true gem and full of beautiful routes. The most scenic drives in Tuscany can be found in Val d’Orcia. The valley is stunningly gorgeous with its cypress roads and endless landscape views. Its little medieval cities and towns in Val […]