Watching the sun rise over the Borobudur temple

Most things are better when you see them early in the morning. The light is different and bathes everything a…

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Prambanan temple tour and a visit to the ballet

There is an abundance of temples in and around Yogyakarta. No wonder, since it was the spiritual center in former…

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Discovering Yogyakarta – what’s there to see inside the Kraton

Indonesia had all sorts of kings and sultans during the centuries and even does so now. Some of these kings…

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Why Vietnam is always a great destination

What’s the best part about Christmas in Vienna? It’s the many little stalls which sell hot wine, the constant party…

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What I learned in Kyrgyzstan 

Kyrgyzstan was a revelation. This country is so unique and beautiful that I can only urge you to visit it…

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The doors of Kyrgyzstan

Standard feature after visiting a new place (for other places click here and here). Kyrgyzstan turned out to be very difficult though. First…

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Cholpon-Ata and the Burana Tower

Our last day in Kyrgyzstan had arrived. Unbelievable how quick the time has passed. Basically we just arrived and all…

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Back down from Altyn Arashan to Karakol

It was a cold morning. There was no heating except for the wood stove on the other side of our…

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From Karakol to Altyn Arashan

At breakfast I felt like my old self again, ready to eat what ever was set in front of me. Sylvia…

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Skazka Canyon and Seven Bulls

Another delicious breakfast was waiting for us in the communal yurt, this time small pancakes with blueberry jam. So good…

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