• Malta in Winter

    I went on a 3-day trip to Malta during ‘winter’, where temperatures easily exceeded 15°C in the afternoon on a reasonably sunny December day.
    While I loved Malaga in January, except for its churches & cathedrals, this Mediterranean country unfortunately didn’t leave a memorable impression. It was fine. Perhaps Summer might be better to linger around?

    I rented a car and drove around the island, between places such Marsaxlokk, Valletta, Mdina, Mosta & Gnejna Bay. There are busses everywhere, but having more flexibility is the way to go (and rental cars were cheap anyway).

  • Churches in Lebanon

    What impressed me most about Lebanon, was not just the nightlife, nor the sublime restaurants, but the churches! Maybe I was ignorant for not knowing that more than 40% of the country’s inhabitants are Christians – which is apparently the highest rate in the Middle East.

    Whenever I visit a new country, I’ll always check out the historical landmarks which more often than not, include places of worship. I’d like you to focus your attention to the ‘main’ picture in this post, which was taken at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Harissa, not that far from Beirut but only 100 metres away from “Our […]

  • Weekend in Lisbon

    Recommended Itinerary:
    One or two days in Lisbon, day trip to Belém & Cascais, stop for Pastéis de Belém along the way. Continue to Cabo da Roca & watch the sunset at Praia Grande do Guincho. Explore Sintra with its Palácio Nacional, Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros & Palácio da Pena.

    Try to avoid peak season. It’s no secret that Portugal is a beautiful country, so you won’t be the only one heading to Sintra or spending the day at the beach.

  • InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa

    Probably one of the most “aspirational” destinations out there: French Polynesia. Your gateway to magical Moorea, Bora Bora and other islands with 50 shades of blue & green, is Tahiti.

    The InterContinental Tahiti is located in Papeete, not far from the airport and serves as an excellent base to explore the island.

    I rented a scooter and headed South along the West coast of the island, if you have some time to spend – make sure you include a visit to Teahupo’o, a village almost on the other side of the island where you can see waves up to 7 (!) meters! Not impressed […]

  • 10 Reasons to visit Cape Town

    While I’ve already been to many places, Cape Town is still one of my favourite destinations in the world and I’ve made a list of top 10 reasons why you should visit Cape Town asap and added some things to do!

    I visited the “Mother City” and its surroundings in January & February 2014 and again in January 2016 and I simply #LoveCapeTown.

    To enjoy a trip to the fullest, I really recommend renting a car which will cost you only €15/day. Just don’t use Woodford Car Hire.

    In 2016 I’ll also be exploring some new & exciting destinations and I hope to […]

  • Waterkloof restaurant degustation menu

    After having booked my flights to Cape Town on a whim, the first thing I did was contact Waterkloof restaurant to check if it would still be possible to make a reservation for lunch.

    I visited Cape Town two years ago and one of the highlights was the degustation menu at Waterkloof, located in Somerset West, only 45min by car from Cape Town V&A or 15min from Stellenbosch.

    The region has quite an amazing food scene and all the popular restaurants require a reservation in advance, for which you need to call, email or tweet. Personally, I would appreciate an online booking […]