Experience: Cruising Along the Turquoise Coast (Turkey)

Kas to Patara Beach, Turkey 7th October, 2014 'Life without a beach is no life at all!' goes a saying. While I do not subscribe to a view that extreme, I do feel that any proper long vacation should have at least some time spent in sea-and-sand territory. Exactly for this reason, I had planned …

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Travelogue: East Coast Reborn (Passikudah, Sri Lanka)

4th - 6th August 2013 After 4 days of traversing the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka and soaking in some wondrous sights - marvelous archaeological sites, awe inspiring palaces built on rocks, and Buddhist temples built in caves - it was finally time for us to stop for a while, just relax and do nothing. It was therefore …

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Travelogue: The Jewel of Kedah (Langkawi, Malaysia)

We had to choose between Penang and Langkawi.... After our Singapore sojourn, me and my buddies had already made up our mind to go around Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur was planned for the last two days, and we still had two days in between. So where do we go? We had to make a choice between …

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Travelogue: Where the Stars Come Down (Cannes, France)

Cannes, a town in France’s Cote d’Azur, is synonymous with an annual event that captures eyeballs all over the world. As the Cannes travel website proclaims, the town’s moment of glory takes place in May, with the International Film Festival, when images of the stars descending the red-carpeted steps of the Palais des Festivals are …

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Travelogue: The Isle of Coconuts (Ko Samui, Thailand)

I had to spend the whole night cramped in a cab and travel over 800km in order to get to what is considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand…. There we were the day before, in a low-key Pattaya restaurant, the gang groggy (with hangovers), and all of us downing fresh …

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