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48 hours well spent in Lisbon

48 hours well spent in Lisbon

  Traveling back from Cape Verde we thought it would be a good idea to stay a couple of days in Lisbon. To readapt to western life. And it was. Lisbon is a wonderful city, perfect chill-out vibes anywhere. Here are our ideas for perfect 48 hours spent here. The basics: where to stay and how to get around We found ourselves a beautiful typical appartment in the historical centre of the city on Airbnb. High ceilings, lovely decorated interieur,…

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No Trip to “Unthank” – visiting Glasgow

No Trip to “Unthank” – visiting Glasgow

  “Glasgow, the sort of industrial city where most people live nowadays but nobody imagines living” (Lanark , Book 3, Chapter 11) Scottish Author Alasdair Gray used Glasgow, or Glasgae, as it’s called by the locals, in his epic novel “Lanark” as a model-city for his dystopian “Unthank”: A city where the sun never shines and people develop a strange illness called “dragonhide”. It is eventually destroyed in an apocalypse of flood and fire. And this didn’t seem to be…

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Seoul – Goodbye Korea

Seoul – Goodbye Korea

  Visiting Seoul was the perfect end to our trip through South Korea. This city is like a melting pot, where all that we’ve learned and seen while traveling Korea, its history, tradition, nature and modern life come together: You find historical sites, temples, palaces located in the middle of skyscrapers and modern architecture, latest technology, great shopping opportunities… And if you’re getting close to a sensual overload you can find more or less peaceful retreat in the nearby mountains, like on a…

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To hell and back – Rotorua

To hell and back – Rotorua

  We arrived late Saturday evening at a campsite next to an aerodrome, the starting point for scenic and skydiving flights. We sort of crashed the campsites owner’s birthday party. A good time to arrive, he was already a bit tipsy and in a real good mood, so we got laundry service for free. The next morning it started raining again as soon as we got on our way. We originally wanted to take the tour through Hobbiton, but that’s something…

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Dallas

Dallas

  Texas weather had pretty much messed up our plans, so we did not nearly see as much of the region like we had planned to. We took a closer look at downtown Dallas while we had to wait for our bus to Albuquerque on Tuesday. Which was then cancelled, as they told us one hour before the scheduled departure. But that’s a different story… If Texas cities were people, Austin would be a hippie and Dallas would be a businessman….

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Texas weather strikes back

Texas weather strikes back

  Winter finally got us. We’ve succeeded long enough to avoid bad weather, but here in Keller, Texas, close to Dallas and Fort Worth, we’ve run out of luck. After a very rainy day yesterday there is now even snow and ice on the streets with temperatures under zero degrees Celsius. You just don’t mess with Texas, I guess. Saturday, when we arrived in Keller, it was still quite nice outside, even T-Shirt-weather I would say. In the evening, our hosts…

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