Random Musings & Adventures

I find my ‘beauty sensor’ is quite often on high alert, leading me to have thoughts I just can’t keep to myself and wishing to sharpen your sense and appreciation for beauty too.

I had seen pictures of people immersing themselves in frozen lakes and rivers - it is hard to imagine. During…
I’ve already told you about my haphazard way of arriving places. My arrival in Beijing was actually not as much …
This expression is actually loosely translated from my own Austrian dialect. It was used by the then Honorary Consul of…
So I was in Switzerland last week - almost like home really. Same language (almost), same scenery, similar cultures... after…
I love travelling. I love immersing myself into cultures, no matter how different, and try to ‘feel’ the people. And…
It’s actually always best to see life as one big adventure, created by a chain reaction of many, many mini…
During my recent short visit to Egypt, I was staying with my friend in Heliopolis, a district of Cairo that…
I recall how taking taxis in Cairo used to be a real ordeal. That was 12 years ago and I…
On my second day in Cairo I went out on an evening tour with Abir, a professional tourist guide of…
I love the smell of the Shisha (Narghile, Hookah, waterpipe), especially when wafts of it come your way on a…
On my first day in Cairo I went for a morning stroll in Korba, a neighborhood in Heliopolis - one…
Cairo is one of my favorite cities in the world. I love its noise and mayhem. In fact, I lived…
After 3 days in Shanghai we left to Beijing by train - a 5-hour ride at 300 km per hour…
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