Category Archives: Round the world travels

Crushing on Baku

How often does it happen that you come to a place and like it straight away? By now I would say cautiously “like it” because many centers of town, especially capitals look gorgeous, but away from the bustling and hustling? Not so much. Especially countries considered developing. Baku is one…

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When you need a Visa. And got none.

Certainly a new situation for me. I do my preparation quite well usually. Creating an excel sheet with dates, expected budget needed, required documentation to enter the country, interesting sights to visit, the whole shebang. Possibly I do get sloppy, the more I travel? Anyhow, I never before tried to…

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Wine region Kakheti

Going to the wine region in Kaketi I was thinking to team up with some other backpackers and explore some wineries. Unfortunately, the booking somehow went wrong and it was canceled. So I had to find a guesthouse in the night and ended up at grandma Nana’s house. But I…

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Armenian shared housing

It happens rarely but it happens sometimes that you get to a hostel and the timing is right to just meet people that you click with immediately. In Yerevan, I had such an experience. I felt reminded of my student time when we would sit by the kitchen table, cook…

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Tbilisi

Georgia had me craving to visit it for quite some time now. When I tried Georgian food for the first time the craving did not become less. After a brief stop-over in Germany, and after losing my mobile phone one day before going to Germany on my way to Skopje,…

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Weblog

FEAR IS ONLY TEMPORARY. REGRETS LAST FOREVER. I have finished the part of my current RTW (round the world) trip that encompassed Balkan-region countries that I had not visited yet. An overview can be found on my travel-map, simply click the markers. The nicest pics I have summarized in this…

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Field of the blackbirds - Kosovo

All good things come to an and, and so I have to say goodbye to the balcan region now. I am writing this up while sitting at the airport in Skopje, waiting for a flight to the cold Germany. Yesterday I crowned the trip with a visit to a nation…

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Ohrid

Going on, on my trip traveling countries that arguably, maybe, should not even exist, I wonder still more, what the deal with nation-states is. Macedonia, or as it is recently been renamed, north-Macedonia is my next destination to stop at. Really it should be called the Republic of Northern Macedonia.…

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Moldova & Transnistria

When someone mentions Moldova usually someone will mention that the people in this young and small country are the unhappiest on the planet. Although recent surveys do no longer support this claim, Moldavians are arguably still not a happy bunch. That being said, this landlocked country has its charms. The…

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Venice

Perfectly imperfect were the first words that came to mind, when I arrived in Venice by train. The cracks and crannies in the pastel-colored buildings seem all too perfect. Reflections of the intricately designed facades and ornaments are almost too perfect. The setting sun doing its part in the scenarios…

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