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Bienvenue a Dakar! Welcome to Dakar – First impressions from my first visit to Senegal

First Conference day in Senegal: Indecent offers: two, power-cuts: one, adventure factor: great. Advertisements

Trans-Siberian Railway Diary – Day Two

12:36, September 25th 2012, 21 hours down, 89 hours to go till Moscow. The first night wasn’t nearly as cosy as I had hoped for based on my experience from train rides in China and Mongolia. The lights were on till late and my nose got so clogged up from the heat I could hardly breathe. On top of […]

It’s a long way to the Gobi, especially when things happen to your bus

A journey to the Gobi with public Mongolian transport can be quite the adventure. Especially when the drive is about 16 hours long and over night.

A ride on the Trans-Mongolian Railway

A ride on the Trans-Mongolian Railway

After one of the unfriendliest cab drivers I’ve encountered in Beijing refused to drive me a bit closer to the entrance of the station I heaved my 23kg heavy and 30 years old Samsonite out of the trunk and into the rain.

Back home in the middle kingdom – How China Eastern Airlines are fostering Chinese civil society (maybe)

Back home in the middle kingdom – How China Eastern Airlines are fostering Chinese civil society (maybe)

Having an unplanned seven-hour layover with a two-hour delay on top can also be a great opportunity to witness a tiny bit of Chinese civil society.

View Trans-Mongolian

View Trans-Mongolian

View from the Trans-Mongolian from Beijing to Ulan Bator

Mini Break in Thailand: Dive into relaxation on Koh Tao

Nirvana is playing in the background, a cold bottle of Chang beer next to my laptop on the wooden table and one of my best friends M. is on the bench reading my book. While the bar is filling up with the local expats and other people waiting for the train, I am reminiscing on […]