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Zoo in Iraq

Before writing this article it is important to mention that the Middle East is one of my favorite regions to ...

Exploring Khndzoresk: Between a Swinging Bridge and Ancient Caves

A most likely unknown region, which is hard to reach, but is it even worth it? Lets go exploring Khndzoresk! ...

Gate of Hell – How is it in reality?

The gate of hell is the biggest attraction in Turkmenistan, but how is it in reality? Influencers are always hyping ...

First “Business” Trip – Personal Blog March #55

It was time for country 93 and my first “business” trip. Arriving in Nepal was interesting. It felt special. All ...

Exploring Tashkent with a Local – Personal Blog March #54

I was “finally” back in Tashkent. The last time I was there, it wasn’t as enjoyable. I rented a hotel ...

2nd Chance to Uzbekistan – Personal Blog March #53

After I traveled to Uzbekistan in 2021 I didn’t really want to travel back. Just because I had to travel ...

Getting spied on in Turkmenistan – Personal Blog March #52

Before getting into the desert, it was time to have the first hours of the day to freely walk around ...

Surviving Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport: A Nightmare in Transit

Let me tell you straight up – if you're heading through Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) in Istanbul, get ready for ...

Entering Turkmenistan for the first time – Personal Blog March #51

Reaching the border was more spectacular than expected. The mountain chain covered with snow was beautiful and the cold was ...

“Welcome” to the central Asian North Korea

Turkmenistan is a quite isolated country in Central Asia and shares borders with Uzbekistan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan. It is ...

Going fancy in Iran – Personal Blog March #50

Crazy that it is already the 50th personal blog post, so for this one there is something unique coming. I ...

Border crossing Uzbekistan

Lets talk about how the border crossing is in Uzbekistan. I have crossed three borders in Uzbekistan, so it’s time ...

Doing illegal things & jumping over fire – Personal Blog March #49

I was starting my day differently from the other ones. I wasn’t hanging out with Arian or Amir, I was ...

Is the country of Georgia a dream for wild camping?

Georgia is a country located in the Caucasus region and is sharing a border with Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey ...

Exploring Tehran better – Personal Blog March #48

Besides checking out the most luxurious hotel in Tehran in order to enjoy a great view and having a sitting ...

Expectations vs reality – Azerbaijan (Baku)

Where is it located? Azerbaijan is a country located in the Caucasus region. They are one of the countries which ...

Probably the worst start in a new trip – Personal Blog March #47

It was time to finally travel to Iran, the country I was very excited about visiting, the way to it ...

Expectations vs reality – Timor Leste

Another expectations vs reality article, this time about the little unknown country Timor Leste, in Southeast Asia! Where is it ...

Reaching the last stop on this trip Tbilisi – Personal Blog February #46

It was time to leave the winter wonderland and make our way to our last destination. Walking to the end ...

Guided tour Tehran

Even though Iran is having many sanctions against them. No international brands are there anymore, people would usually book a ...

Kutaisi Airport – review, what is important to know?

The Kutaisi airport in Georgia was rebuilt in 2012 and is now the second busiest airport in the country. It ...

Winter Wonderland Georgia and Marlas first time Skiing – Personal Blog February #45

It was time to get finally to Bakuriani, we were only probably one ride away and this was actually the ...

Cappadocia – how is the paradise with balloons in reality? Review

So many people are dreaming about visiting Cappadocia in Turkey, seeing the hundreds of balloons while relaxing in a cave ...

Spending almost a week for free in Cappadocia

Cappadocia, the probably most expensive region in Turkey. Most people come here for their honeymoon and leave a lot of ...

Let’s go into the mountains! – Personal Blog February #44

While walking to the main road, we were trying to continue hitchhiking, which wasn’t the best idea. Someone picked us ...

Waking up with a surprise in Kyrgyzstan – Storytime

It's another story about one of my favorite countries Kyrgyzstan, this time about another unique one I believe.  Prestory Doing ...

Georgian Adventure – Personal Blog February #43

After exploring Batumi, we had the plan to go visiting Bakuriani in the mountains to go skiing. We had three ...

Interesting start in country 90 and visiting the Black Sea!  – Personal Blog February #42 

The new year is starting with traveling again, this time it wasn’t going so far away. Cheap flights for less ...

Discovering Bangladesh deeper – Personal Blog December #41

Couchsurfing meetup in Bangladesh One night we were attending a Couchsurfing meeting at the completely opposite side of the city, ...

Living with locals – Osh  / Kyrgyzstan

Where is it located? Kyrgyzstan is a country in Central Asia and is sharing the border with Uzbekistan, China, Tajikistan ...

Random trip to Bangladesh – Personal Blog December #40

Bana and I were unsettled so we were doing some brainstorming and ended up booking a cheap flight to Dhaka ...

Armored tuk tuk – welcome to Bangladesh

When visiting Bangladesh, I was surprised there were Tuk Tuk on the road, but they were not the same as ...

Meditation in Rishikesh – Personal Blog December #39

Rishikesh is a place which has spiritual power, by sitting at the holy Ganges river. Many people are coming there ...

Enjoying India – Personal Blog December #38

Waking up in the middle of the night to hike up the mountain to reach the temple, it was very ...

Natural Indian beauty and the about to die in the cold – Personal Blog December #37

Being in India I wasn’t expecting anything clean or beautiful, for me the only purpose was finding some nice place ...

Reaching India and a lot of complains – Personal Blog December #36

It was at the time to finally visit India, after being rejected from the visa two times! I didn’t expect ...

Expectations vs Reality: Iraq

Where is it located? Iraq is situated in the Middle East and shares borders with Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia, Turkey, Syria, Jordan ...

Going back to Kazakhstan, but different – Personal Blog December #35

I was not planning to go back to Kazakhstan this quickly, but doing a transit in Kazakhstan made financial sense ...

Hitchhiking in India: An Unconventional Adventure

Hitchhiking is my thing - from various countries to now exploring the roads of India. Just spent a couple of ...

Exploring Dushanbe – Personal Blog October #32

After visiting Afghanistan, it was time to finally go to really see the city, before I haven’t done it, so ...

My worst Couchsurfing experience so far

The most experiences I’ve made on Couchsurfing were overall positive, but still after hundreds of people I stayed at and ...

Food poisoning and finally back in Tajikistan – Personal Blog October #31

Going three hours on shitty roads while suffering from food poisoning isn’t a fun experience. It is horrible. Doing this ...

Realizing something in Afghanistan – Personal Blog October #30

After reaching Mazar e-Sharif, it was time to get to the hotel and they luckily also had a “normal” toilet ...

Let’s explore Afghanistan – Personal Blog October #29

After entering Afghanistan everything looked wracked down somehow, but the people were smiling at me. I received a local dress ...

Finally making it into Tajikistan – Personal Blog October #28

My upcoming plan didn’t let me be that excited, but on the other hand I really wanted to go, after ...

Great Almaty Lake – the turquoise blue beauty

While being in Almaty, this picturesque lake is an absolute must-visit for nature enthusiasts! It's a natural protected area, though ...

From a relaxed time to big party – Personal Blog September #27

It was time for myself to leave Astana and take the next step. Going to the biggest city of Kazakhstan, ...

Burabay and a lot of cheese – Personal Blog September #26

On my first full day my hosts gave me the options to first stay in the city to explore, or ...

Astana – The City with No Soul? – Personal Blog September #25

Exiting the airport, my hosts were already there to pick me up. When I initially received the offer to stay ...

Challenges of Public Transportation for Tourists in Astana and Almaty: Mobile Payments

In Kazakhstan, particularly in Astana, people primarily use their smartphones for payments, essentially turning their phones into bank cards. You ...

From City to Desert Aktau- Personal Blog September #24

Getting to the airport was extremely stressful, but at least I had the chance to meet two lovely girls from ...

Becoming a Local in Saudi-Arabia

When I travel, I believe it's important not to stand out as a tourist. Instead, I aim to blend in ...

Chernobyl Vibes During Wartime – Personal Blog September #23

It was time for the next country, time for Azerbaijan. The flight to Baku was actually terrible, with a guy ...

Border Crossing from Tajikistan to Afghanistan: What You Should Know

Crossing the border from Tajikistan to Afghanistan through the Shir Khan Bandar border is a unique adventure. I've got some ...

Short Trip into Middle Eastern Heat with a Rainbow Surprise! – Personal Blog June #20

Arriving in Qatar After leaving Brunei, I was about to fly back to Germany. But why not go to another ...

German Embassy and a lot of tasty ice cream in Brunei – Personal Blog June #19

While wanting to walk out of a mall, we saw a sign which said “German Embassy.” We included myself, three ...

Expectations vs. Reality – Qatar

Qatar, a country that has faced global criticism, especially during the lead-up to the 2022 World Cup. Also due to ...

I have enough from airports – Personal Blog June #18

My goal was to fly from Kupang in Indonesia all the way to Brunei. I was taking my first flight ...

Lulik instead of the mountain – Personal Blog June #17

The drums came closer and the kids from earlier were coming with us. When we finally saw what was going ...

Hell ride into paradise  – Personal Blog June #16

It was time for another adventure. This time we went to the mountains. The plan was to hike up Tatamailau, ...

Living with locals – Bishkek / Kyrgyzstan

Where is it located? Kyrgyzstan is a country in Central Asia and is sharing the border with Uzbekistan, China, Tajikistan ...

The wet Timor Leste experience part 2 – Personal Blog June #15

Finally back to the mainland in Atauro Island - Timor Leste. we were quite exhausted and tired, so Bana went ...

The wet Timor Leste experience part 1 – Personal Blog June #14

It was time for exploring Timor Leste a bit so we decided to leave the place from Josh early, to ...

Let’s go to one of the most unknown countries in the world! – Personal Blog, June #13

After being able to relax a bit in Kupang, it was time for a new adventure! We were picked up ...

The weirdest and most unique sunset I ever seen!  – Personal Blog June #12

After arriving quite late in Surabaya we had to get up early again to catch the flight to Kupang!  Surabaya ...

Arriving in Indonesia – What is good to know?

Indonesia is the biggest country in Southeast Asia and also visitors from all over the world are visiting it. Every ...

The vulcano refreshing  – Personal blog June #11

After visiting Bromo volcano and experiencing the heat over there, we joined our new Dutch friends on their trip. The ...

Indonesia the start of a stressing but exciting trip  – Personal blog June #10

I flew to Surabaya, a city in the East of the island of Java. My plan was to meet my ...

Kuala Lumpur airport – review, what is important to know?

Kuala Lumpur has one of the busiest airports in Southeast Asia and for sure the best or one of the ...

The full Singapore experience – Personal blog June #9

After having some local breakfast in some of the street food places, to which mainly locals are going, it was ...

Expectation vs reality – Brunei Darussalam

Brunei, a strict muslim kingdom, who was introducing the Sharia as their law system in which homosexuals are getting stoned ...

Mount Bromo Donkey Trail – A way to save some money!

The island of Java is really popular when it comes to visiting Indonesia. Many people are visiting Mount Bromo as ...

Let’s go first time to South East Asia, still stopping in Berlin though – Personal blog June #8

After going through another section of life it was time for another trip. I wasn’t sure if I was ready ...

Happy Kids in Syria – Story behind the picture

While doing a short trip through Syria we were crossing through the cities. On the way from Damascus to Aleppo ...

Living with locals – Bahrain

Living with locals in Bahrain, a little country in the Middle East, how can it be? Here you can find ...

Living with locals – Karakol / Kyrgyzstan

Where is it located? Kyrgyzstan is a country in Central Asia and is sharing the border with Uzbekistan, China, Tajikistan ...

Hitchhiking in the UAE

Hitchhiking and UAE are two things, which in the first moment don’t match with each other, but how is it ...

Exploring in Oman and returning to Austria before going home – personal blog January / February 2023 #5

After spending a while in Muscat, the capital of Oman, it was time to see more of the country! It ...

 Hitchhiking through the UAE to reach Oman – personal blog January 2023 #4

After arriving back to the UAE from Kuwait, it was time to not waste time and reach Oman as soon ...

Border Crossing UAE and Oman

Border Crossings are always interesting, when not knowing what to expect. Sometimes you didn’t know about some things and getting ...

What to do in Kuwait? personal blog January 2023 #3

Kuwait, my country number 77, didn’t expect it to be amazing, so I went in with no expectations, when being ...

Abu Dhabi, really as bad as expected and nothing for backpackers? personal blog January 2023 #2

Flying for just 45 Euros to Abu Dhabi from Budapest is a price where you can’t complain. Sadly they were ...

Airport transportation Abu Dhabi – what to know

Before arriving in Abu Dhabi, neither of us was expecting any issues at all, but we were surprised. Where is ...

Aqaba Beach local experience – Storytime

I wrote the article about the beach in Aqaba already. Aqaba beach - what you can see without a tour ...

Hitchhiking with a terrorist – in Armenia

This will be a short story about me hitchhiking with my host in Armenia, a different type of story, but ...

Aqaba beach – what you can see without a tour

Aqaba, the harbor city of Jordan, located right at the Red Sea. It is an important city of the country ...

How to enter Syria

Syria is a country, which has been in the list of the most dangerous countries. That is why it is ...

Underground nightclub Syria

Probably the last thing, which you would expect in Syria is an underground night club! I will tell you a ...

What do you need to know before visiting Lebanon?

Lebanon, the fancy middle eastern country, a little country, where you can find everything. From mountains with snow, to a ...

Nightlife in Aleppo

When thinking about Syria, the first thing in your mind is probably war and suffering of the people. Find out ...

Karachi Beach  – a different world

Clifton Beach is Karachi's most famous beach, why is it worth going there? What to know about it? The Karachi ...

Hitchhiking with chicken – Kyrgyzstan

After becoming parents of little chicks, during a hitchhiking trip. There was no way around, so they had to join ...

Chorsu Bazaar – Tashkent, why not to go

The Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent is huge and also interesting to see! There are still some reasons why it would ...

Sleeping for free in – Cappadocia 

Cappadocia, the place in Turkey, where you can find many balloons flying through the air. It is a tourist hotspot, ...

Attari-Wagah Border Ceremony

Two countries, which don’t have the best political relations. Pakistan and India. At the Attari-Wagah Border Ceremony , which is ...

Amna Suraka Museum Iraq

In the city Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq you can find the Amna Suraka Museum. Another name for it is the ...

Visiting the second largest salt mine

Pakistan, a country which is often not positively described in the western media. It actually has many interesting things to ...

Camping in Wadi Rum – Everything you need to know

Camping in Wadi Rum, or basically sleeping in it. Can it be good, being overnight in a desert? Few years ...

Edge of the world – Saudi Arabia desert

Edge of the world in the Saudi-Arabian desert, is a place 100km away from the capital Riyadh. When visiting or ...

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