We’ve all been there: big dreamy holiday plans, but then comes the struggle of booking plane tickets. You could address a travel agency. It’s easy and fast, but you often end up paying a lot more than you should. An other option is the internet. We all know how insanely fast plane tickets fluctuate in price. I will give you 3 key tips that will save you time, frustration and most importantly: money! Continue reading 3 tips to book flights like a pro
Architects always try to surpass themselves to erect the tallest or most beautiful buildings. Antoni Gaudit also had this goal. He made it his life’s work to build the most impressive basilica ever created. The construction of the massive Basilica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona seemed to have no end, but the chief architect announced in October 2015 that construction has entered it’s final stage. The Sagrada Familia should be finished by 2026. Continue reading Architectural dedication
Norwegians assumed they were ancestors, dancing in the nights sky. Finnish people named them revontully (fox fires). They believed magical animals swept snow up with their tails to create them. People from Lapland could have told you they are energy, created by the souls of the dead. Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis have been a fascinating phenomenon for centuries. If you want to be dazzled by their beauty, head to North Scandinavia between September and April. Continue reading The spirits in the sky
Thailand is the perfect place for a backpacking trip, but it’s also a country with many traditions. One of them is the Thai New Year (Songkran). If you are lucky enough to be in Thailand between April 13th and April 15th, don’t forget to bring your water gun! Continue reading You think that’s a water fight? THIS is a water fight!
The South Pole, a frozen wasteland mostly inhabited by penguins and massive sea creatures roaming the icy waters. If you are brave enough to find yourself at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in the dark Antarctic winter in July, a cold challenge awaits you. Continue reading A small, very small couple of steps for men
Are you also filled with joy when winter takes a step back and lets spring take over. India celebrates this transition abundantly with a very special tradition. If you should find yourself in India two days around March full moon (March 13th 2017 or March 2nd 2018) you can’t overlook the Holi festival. One small tip: don’t bring your brand new Ralph Lauren shirt. Continue reading Drenched in colour, soaked in tradition
Feeling adventurous in the cold month of February? I’ve got the challenge for you! This trip has the purpose to mark a personal accomplishment, achieve something great or can be a bonding moment with a relative or friend. I am talking about reaching the top of a mountain!
The Seven Summits
But not any mountain… You see, each continent has its highest peak, this is called the Seven Summits: Continue reading The roof of Africa
You probably know the next place I’m going to talk about. Of course I am going to tell you all (or at least what I know) about the mysterious island of Cuba. The ideal moment to travel to Cuba is March and April, since the rainy season roughly begins in May. The average temperature is 24° but in winter times it can decrease to about 15°.
In the summer of 2015, a couple of friends and I wanted to discover the secrets of this unique island in the Caribbean. Cuba is one of the few countries in the world that has a communist dictatorship as a political regime, so we wanted to see for ourselves how and if it worked. Don’t get me wrong, we don’t have any particular political preferences, but it seemed great to have an insight into the old regime before it opens up completely to the free world and open economy as we’re used to know them at home.
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Somewhere in the North of Spain, next to the majestic mountain range of the Pyrenees, there is a little city called Pamplona. This city has a great historical background, being the capital city of the former Kingdom of Navarre, but that is a different story.
Like Ernest Hemingway described in his novel The sun also rises this post is about a curious event taking place in this beautiful city between July 4th and July 16th. The world famous festival of San Fermin. Continue reading The sun also rises