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Find helpful travel itineraries for your next travel adventure. Here you’ll find exhilarating stories, tips on what to do where, where to eat and where to stay, …

Istanbul

7 Reasons to visit Istanbul

7 Reasons to visit Istanbul 1. Low prized destination From Austria, you can book a flight to Istanbul for under 100 € (round trip). There, the hostel we stayed was 11 € including really good breakfast in a common room on the sixth floor with view over the Marmara Sea in walking distance to Hagia Sofia. Of course, if you prefer more luxury than a dorm in a hostel, it…

Slovenien Ptuj

Visit Ptuj in Slovenia aka Pettau, Poetovio, Petovio, Petabio, Petavio, Poetavio, Potabio, Patavio

Visit Ptuj in Slovenia aka Pettau, Poetovio, Petovio, Petabio, Petavio, Poetavio, Potabio, Patavio Why go there? Ptuj is the oldest city of Slovenia and one of the oldest of whole Europe, inhabited by the celts long before the romans conquered the area. Furthermore, it really is not far from Austria, Hungary as well as Croatia. While you can reach it in less than an hour from Austria, you can still…

It is time to say „Dubai“ …

It is time to say „Dubai“ … that’s what one of my mates said in June last year. We had just decided to go on a short trip away. Wanting to take advantage of being able to fly at a reduced fare on Austrian Airline flights we chose DUBAI as our destination! Day 1: On 7th of June 2014 we took the !very! early morning train to Vienna at 5:45…

New Delhi cheap options

Cheap things to do in New Delhi in one day

Truth to be said: India can be overwhelming for many travellers. Many use New Delhi as their starting and finishing point. So did I and used it more or less as a home base for my 11 day trip through Northern India. New Delhi is a huge city and getting from one end to the other can be a journey itself. Of course, there are many historic places and museums…

Schloss-Schoenbrunn

Explore Vienna without damaging your pocket

Explore Vienna without damaging your pocket People always seem to think of either kangaroos or “the Sound of Music” when they think of Austria. Having been born and raised in Austria this is more than just a little frustrating.  Austria may be small but it is a very diverse country.  Since I want you to become an Austria expert I have asked bloggers to share their favourite stories, places and also mishaps with you. If…

India first class train

India by rail – First class overnight + packing list

India by rail – First class overnight Let’s talk India! Many, many of you recommended to travel India by rail. First thing I did when I arrived in New Delhi was to go and buy train tickets to Varanasi. Although I was looking to book the trains 6 (!) days in advance most of the train tickets were gone. In most classes. I wanted to take the night train from…

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Packing list for your budget camping safari in Tanzania

Packing list for your budget camping safari in Tanzania When you are travelling to Africa and find yourself going on a budget safari like Absolute Africa this list will help you pack the right things for your adventure: Documents and cash cash for visa upon arrival OR get the visa beforehand at your local embassy cash in local currency spare cash in USD or in Euros valid passport for at…

Kitzbühel Hahnenkamm

A Cosmopolitan Tyrolean Village in Austria – Kitzbühel

A Cosmopolitan Tyrolean Village in Austria – Kitzbühel People always seem to think of either kangaroos or “the Sound of Music” when they think of Austria. Having been born and raised in Austria this is more than just a little frustrating.  Austria may be small but it is a very diverse country.  Since I want you to become an Austria expert I have asked bloggers to share their favourite stories, places and also mishaps…

Summer Weekend Trip Essentials

“Summer Weekend Trip Essentials” Have you ever found yourself in a hotel room with enough clothes to last a couple of weeks? Or several pairs of shoes when you only need some flip flops? Absolutey no problem if you aren’t on a short weekend trip! It is super easy to overpack. Lets be honest – we have all done it. Just recently I got the Numinous 25L Daypack for reviewing purposes…

Lion Eye Ngorongoro Crater

Eye in eye with lions at Ngorongoro Crater National Park

Eye in eye with lions at Ngorongoro Crater National Park Tanzania, Africa – my alarm goes off at 5:45am, it is still dark out there and I’m freezing. I had completely underestimated the weather and forgot about the vice verse seasons. Summer in Europe = wintertime in Tanzania. And camping at approx. 2500m didn’t help. Two sleeping bags were hardly enough to keep me warm during the night. I might…

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Around the World in 72 Days – Videos

Around the World in 72 Days – Videos Dubai Day 1 – Ice skating, Burj Khalifa, …. Day 2 – Atlantis Aquarium, Sandboarding and Skiing Day 3 – Dubai Museum, Souks, … Tanzania Day 4 – Arriving and getting to Arusha Day 5 – Serengeti National Park will be updated frequently! Note: This trip was part of my Traum.Welt.Reise – “Around the World in 72 Days” project with Marco Polo and Marco Polo TV this summer.

How much are 3 Days in Dubai without missing out on fun

How much are 3 Days in Dubai without missing out on fun I spent full three days in the crazy city of Dubai – here I share my expenses throughout my entire trip – excluding airfare! Note: This trip was part of my Traum.Welt.Reise – “Around the World in 72 Days” project with Marco Polo and Marco Polo TV this summer.

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Dubai: What to do in this fantasy world

Dubai: What to do in this fantasy world Get underwater at the Aquarium of Atlantis Hotel The Atlantis Hotel is located at the very top of the well-known Palm. The whole hotel complex is huge and seems to be more an adventure park than a hotel. The Aquaventure Water Park should not be missed – although I had to skip it this time because of lack of time (what a…

Debut for Dubai

Dubai Debut – Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? Tips for your first visit

Dubai for Beginners – Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? Who of you recognized the “Bohemian Rhapsody” song from Queen? …. Escape from reality! Open your eyes, look up to the sky and see! … This pretty much describes how I experienced the crazy and mad city of Dubai! Sand, sand and more sand is the picture you get when looking out of your airplane window whilst flying…

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Weekendtrip Lithuania – 48 hours in Vilnius

Lithuania: Weekendtrip to Vilnius Some of you may have heard of Lithuania before – but who can find it on a map at the first try? Europe – yes, but where exactly? Let me show you the southernmost Baltic state: Lithuania. And to be precise: their capital Vilnius! Why Lithuania? I read just recently that there is nothing worse than being recommended by the Lonely Planet guide books. A rather…