Dying Craft – La Gondola Tramontin

I met Paul for the first time in Sydney during my journey around the world in 2013. My girlfriend and I just arrived in the city and our trip only started to pick up speed while Paul was about to leave Australia for Thailand. We got on well from the start and spontaneously undertook a daytrip to the Blue Mountains. During the trip it became clear that we shared a passion for photography. During the next few days we spent quite some time talking shop about our camera gear and comparing photographs from different sights in Sydney. Continue reading

Good Reads: Wilderness

wilderness magazine

I like magazines. I mean I really REALLY like them. They pile high in my study, they accompany me whenever I sit in a café on my own and reading them is an established part of my weekend routine. I also buy new magazines each time before I board a flight in order to kill time or as a souvenir during holidays. That is why I decided to add another hobby of mine to this blog next to photography and travel. In the future I will use the tag “good reads” to give reviews on books and magazines I find worth reading. Continue reading

A Roadtrip in Italy

a lake in switzerland

Originally I just wanted to backup my latest photos but as always with a short attention span I clicked from folder to folder and looked at past travel photos instead. Eventually I arrived at a folder called “Italy” and realized that I almost forgot how much I enjoyed that trip. Continue reading

Hiking in Saxon Switzerland

sunrise in saxon switzerland

When we visited Dresden one year ago there barely remained time for a short trip into Saxon Switzerland. I remember that we were impressed by the picturesque and rugged landscape that is so different from the gentle hills of other parts in Germany. Ever since I waited for a chance to return with more time to hike in the sandstone mountains along river Elbe. Continue reading

A trip around Iceland – Part II: Eastfjords, the North and Westfjords

poffins

The second part of our trip around Iceland initially led us to the eastern fjords of the country. A highly Icelandic phenomenon however prevented us from seeing the Eastfjords and forced us to continue our travel northways Continue reading

A trip around Iceland – Part I: Reykjavik and the South

waterfall iceland

After a long time of planning and anticipation we finally have been to Iceland and we weren’t promised too much by friends who already made the trip: I rarely saw a country as diverse and mystical as Iceland. During our two weeks on the island we experienced never-ending daylight, rugged coastlines, black beaches, green mountain slopes, volcanos, glaciers and dramatic sundowns. Continue reading

A long Weekend on Rügen

Rügen from above

After we visited Dresden last year it’s almost a habit now that we try to visit a new place in Germany at least once a year. This time we decided to spend a weekend at the Baltic Sea, on the island of Rügen to be specific. We didn’t feel like having an extensive program of sightseeing which is why we went for a place with a rather slim travel guide. Continue reading

Cape Town for Foodists: Neighbourgoods Market at Old Biscuit Mill

Neighbourgoods Market

By now it should be pretty obvious that I have a weak spot for food markets like Markthalle 9 in Berlin. My favourite spot so far is the Neighbourgoods Market in Cape Town that became sort of a saturday morning ritual whenever we visit South Africa. Continue reading

Ireland: 50 Shades of Green

ireland at dublin airport

I visited Ireland in 2013 together with a childhood friend who was so kind to invite me on this trip when I came home broke from my trip around the world. Between the two trips I had two weeks to acclimatize and off we went to the green island.
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A long weekend in Istanbul

istanbul run humans

Early in November we decided to spend a long weekend in Istanbul to escape cold and windy Hamburg for a few days. We share a long-standing attraction to Istanbul with its bustling atmosphere, beautiful scenery and rich history and our expectations have not been disappointed during our 5 days in the city. Continue reading