Bustling Hong Kong And Ambiguous Philippines

I spent by the end of May 5 days in Hong Kong and I would reckon it is enough for exploring Hong Kong. After Hong Kong I traveled to the Philippines and had fantastic time on their islands.
‘The Pearl of the Orient’ is getting more and more expensive and I enjoyed spending time in Hong Kong, but is not an imaginable place of living for me. I couldn’t afford going to Disneyland, one of the main reasons why tourists are traveling to Hong Kong.
But I climbed Victoria Peak with an elevation of 552 m (1,811 ft), which is the highest mountain on the island. From there you have an amazing view over Victoria Harbour and the surrounding islands.
I was much interested in the food of Hong Kong and the busy life of its people, in short: I enjoyed more to lose myself in this megacity characterised by hustle and bustle. Continue reading “Bustling Hong Kong And Ambiguous Philippines”

Namaste Nepal

In The Himalayas.

Every picture I had from Nepal I lost.
What’s left are my memories and I will recall them.
Nepal is one of the few countries which aren’t an island or archipelago I adore.
After I left Sri Lanka by the end of April I thought it couldn’t get better but then I came to Nepal. My old friend Raj and his relative Nabil (who is around my age) are living in Kathmandu. Continue reading “Namaste Nepal”

May I Introduce You Sri Lanka?

Colombo.

Since I lost my phone in Taiwan in June, I learned an important lesson:
If you want to keep your beautiful pictures from traveling, you have to do a backup! I lost most of my pictures from my travels to Sri Lanka and Nepal and I am still sad about it.
They were so precious, but now I always do a backup at least.
Even though with only 2 pictures, I am introducing you a country which is more than extraordinary to me.
I will share my experiences traveling the country as a female solo backpacker. Continue reading “May I Introduce You Sri Lanka?”

From The Baltics To Ireland

I had to leave Bali by January 2016 and I spent one month afterwards in Vietnam to celebrate Lunar New Year.
My third celebration of new year was in April in Sri Lanka.
New Year’s Eve in Bali was great and I had a memorable start in the year of 2016. I came back to Europe in March and visited the Baltics, went on a trip with my cousin to Zurich, Switzerland and spent some time in Dublin.
Actually I would like to share the stories about my hosts and me while I visited the capitals of the Baltics, Zurich and Dublin. Continue reading “From The Baltics To Ireland”

What To Do in Bali? Sights and Activities.

Sunset at Pantai Kuta.

Even though Bali is not a big island compared to the other islands in Indonesia, you can’t really get bored in Bali if you know what you want to do. In this blog post, I will write about some of my activities during my time in Bali. From cultural sights like temples until water sports like surfing or diving.

Continue reading “What To Do in Bali? Sights and Activities.”

Bali, My Beloved Home

I don’t have a lot of places in the world I would call ‘home’.
I also don’t have the classic definition of home which most people have. Home is not only where my friends or my family are, but also where my heart feels most at home.
I would have never expected Bali would give me a place out of nowhere, which I always feel welcome to come back to. A place to lose time and worries, to do whatever I want to. To have more space for myself.
But the most important thing is, I found myself in Bali more than at any other places so far. Bali is magical to me. I didn’t know before I came to Bali, that I would visit ‘The Island of Gods’ again and again and again.
Every time I felt tired of traveling around South East Asia I would come back, having my own space and freedom. To meet my friends and to live life to the fullest. Replenished with new energy, I would continue my next travels. My heart beats quicker when I think about Bali, my face gets brighter when I reminisce about my nights and experiences back to those days, my smile gets bigger when I think about my friends I made in Bali and my soul gets lighter when I guess how much peace I found.
And Yes- Islands like Java, Sumatra or Flores shouldn’t be missed.
But all of my next Indonesian blog posts are dedicated to Bali.
Continue reading “Bali, My Beloved Home”

Cambodia, Cambodia, But This Time Not Angkor Wat

What is your first thought after somebody is telling you about Cambodia?
Is it Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Ta Prohm or the amazing and biggest lake in South East Asia, Tonle Sap?
Seriously, you should visit all of the places I just mentioned.
But you don’t really often read about travelers going to Phnom Peng, right? Continue reading “Cambodia, Cambodia, But This Time Not Angkor Wat”

August 2015- Mother Country And Thailand

First stops in Asia: Vietnam and Thailand

After finishing high-school, my friends were a little afraid about the future. But not me. I knew what I wanted, what I desired and what I still do. Exploring our wonderful planet!
All the cultures waiting to get to know, all the food I couldn’t wait to try later on to be consumed by me with biggest pleasure.
All the individuals I would meet on my way of bliss, which I am proud now to call them friends.
I was ready to go to Indonesia, ready for a new adventure in my life, ready to meet new people,  but more I was ready to get to know more about myself.
But before going to Indonesia, I couldn’t resist to visit Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. Continue reading “August 2015- Mother Country And Thailand”