Mysterious medicines in Myanmar

When I take out travel insurance, I always assume “I won’t need it anyway”, but buy it “just in case”. Luckily I haven’t been in any major accidents that racked up hospital bills, but I do have some interesting doctor experiences abroad. I once spent a night in a hospital in Australia, got experience with…

Khao Sok - camp

A water-filled weekend in Thailand

Venturing into the Khao Sok national park My boat sped up on the big lake of Khao Sok national park in Thailand. Water splashed in my face since I was at the very edge of the boat. I tried to protect my camera and bag, while looking around me mesmerized by the landscape. Massive yellow…

Mystery and secrets in Laos

Even on my way to Phonsavan I wasn’t sure if it would be worth the trip. But that’s the thing about traveling, if you take a chance, at times you’re rewarded with unique experiences you never expected to have. Phonsavan is the capital of the most bombarded province in the world! Not just Laos, but…

A loop from Bad Freienwalde

Bad Freienwalde is a spa town in Brandenburg, North East of Berlin, not far from the Polish border. It’s a small town with a cute square and some shops. As you leave the center of town, you will find villas that were clearly built in a different time. In the 17th century a spring was…

Rafting in Český Krumlov

The Vltava river runs straight through Czechia and can be seen in many postcards with the view of Prague’s castle and old town. It’s caused havoc in Prague when the water levels rose significantly and a big part of the city flooded. However, further away from the bustle of the city, this river offers a…

Ziplining Laos - flying

Two days as Jane in Laos

Our guide Lo started awkwardly introducing himself on the ride to Paksong. He sounded a bit like a robot, coming through in pieces, as if I had a bad Skype connection. As it turned out, this was just his style of talking and had nothing to do with nerves. He explained a bit about the…

Karlštejn Castle, Czech Republic

Karlštejn: the king’s jewelry box

Prague’s a beautiful city, but after several visits, I felt the need to explore somewhere further out. I found a castle in the small town of Karlštejn, South West of Prague, that looked like an interesting place for a day trip. After an enjoyable train ride of just under an hour, our train rolled into…

Camino - art in Santarém hostel

Ramblings to ease the mind

Germany has extended the lockdown… again. It seems like Easter will be extra strict this year and even though we had an Easter in lockdown last year, this year seems so much worse. Things aren’t getting better, the government invents inefficient rules left and right, the vaccination program goes so slowly it may as well…

tubing blue mountain

Back when we should have known

It seems like forever ago. I was working in tourism and was slightly overwhelmed with my travel schedule, only being home about 50% of the time. How times have changed… Since my brilliant 6 weeks in Portugal I haven’t even visited another city! It’s been one year and almost 2 months since I flew to…

Tegeler Fließ

A quick introduction to the Tegeler Fließ

A winter walk on a sunny day only leaves you craving more. When covid started I bought myself a fitness tracker and said I’d do at least 10.000 steps every day. Since then I’ve only had 4 days where I didn’t achieve my goal. During summer it was easy. The days were long, the sun…