This sub-page shows all blog posts we have (for now) about the cities we have visited. Sometimes as a city-trip, sometimes as a travel staycation or workation. No matter the circumstances, we like to share experiences and hope can enjoy our insights while exploring.
Of course we heard about Rwanda before going there. The only thing we heard for a long time was about the Genocide. It makes you speechless when you learn more about it - and not in a good way of course. It was really cruel 100 days in the history of mankind. Of course it has it’s history and there were cruelties before - but the 100 days of the Genocide, when the world looked away and the people were left to themselves would change the course of this country forever. In our first blog post we write about all the beautiful things that are happening in the Rwanda. This blog post is about the past and how we can deal with it in the present.
The capital of Rwanda is called Kigali. This city is so different to all other cities we have seen in Africa so far. Is Kigali a safe place to visit and should you ask the people about the Genocide in the 90ties? Will Rwanda become the Singapore of Africa? And is it really cleaner here than in other countries in Africa? With these questions we booked our flight to Kigali. In these two blog posts about Kigali you can read all about our insights and experiences.
The first part of our blog post on Ghana we already talked about family and friends in this beautiful West African country. In this blog post we want to talk about Christmas at our Muslim, Ghanaian family in Kumasi and with which food we were spoiled here.
Our Ghana time was all about family, as Nils' sister currently lives with her husband and son in Kumasi and as we could met some friends in Accra. So we got a completely different insight into the local life and were able to enjoy real Ghanaian cuisine. Let us take you through local Accra in this first part of our blog posts about Ghana.
Lagos is energy! It is one of the most vibrant cities we have been to so far. Lagos is the former capital of Nigeria and the biggest city in Africa. Around 20 million people are living here, working here everyday and commuting up to 3 hours per way – each day. You will see really really poor people, really rich as well and from slum to high end everything is present here. Find out in this blog post what we experienced during our time in the vibrant heartbeat of Africa - Lagos
Our travel continues and this time we enter completely new territory for us, because it goes to Africa. In the next four months we will be at the west and east coast as well as in the south of Africa. We will travel to a total of nine countries and we are already very excited about the new adventure. In this blog post you can read how we succeeded in entering the African continent in Senegal.
The most asked question we got about Dubai was if the city has a soul and if it’s worth to go there. Our answer is: Yes, it is! In Dubai you can find places with an Arabic heartbeat and soul if you are willing to look out for it. Here are our 5 favorite places in Dubai to visit when you are not interested in shopping.
‘Welcome to Mongolia’ is one of the first things we hear after arriving in Ulan Bator- capital of Mongolia. This is the beginning of many friendly faces and an interesting time. We will stay way longer than we planned and would have our most exciting road trip ever. Mongolia moved us, that’s for sure. We will come back! Our workation in Ulan Bator was a success and we learned to understand the love-hate relationship towards the city a bit more.
We only spend a few days in Bishkek. But for sure we liked it. We have some nice food recommendations for you, especially when you need some western food after many months of traveling. Read all about it in our so far shortest blog post!
We travelled from the new capital Astana to the former capital Almaty by train for 24h - from the north to the south of Kazakhstan. In the south we went for a road trip to some beautiful places and found out that the country has a lot to offer - if you can go there. With mixed feelings and an early cancellation we experienced our road trip and the south of Kazakhstan.
In this blogpost you will find out if we liked Almaty and why our tour through the south of this country was an odyssey for us.
Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan and the youngest capital in the world: only twenty years ago the still acting president decided to transform an unknown city in the wild Kazakh steppe into an imposing and modern city. Visiting such a young city was very interesting for us and a totally unexpected experience. In this blogpost you will read what we did at this weird but interesting place and why we liked it in a way.
After spending a lot of time on the countryside of Bulgaria, we were happy to spend some time in Tbilisi - the capital of Georgia. We were lucky enough to find the perfect place to stay - a tiny garden house in the old town. Here we had the perfect location for a productive workation and for exploring the city. Read more what we did there and how we spend our time in beautiful Georgia.
Our arrival in Tirana, Albania after Montenegro was far different than we expected. In preparation of Albania we saw a great documentary about it. So we were a little bit affected by that and expected stunning nature instead of a busy capital. However we spent two weeks there equally busy like the city itself.
For a short stopover we went to Budva and of course, if you are already in that region, also to Sveti Stefan. In the early morning we were able to catch some nice aerials of this place and later even discovered a location with a superb view, away from all the touristic noise. We will tell you where this place is in this short blogpost.
Podgorica is different to all other capital cities that we have seen so far. We still think it is worth going there. In this blog-post we will tell you why. So what to expect from a city, when you have no expectations? 9 Reasons to go to Podgorica anyway!
Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a city full of surprises, intense history and very welcoming people. We ate a lot, drank strong coffee and had heart-warming meetings with the locals. In this blog-post we will share out insides about our 10 days Sarajevo staycation with you.
The first city of the Croatian coast that we visited on our world trip was Split. It’s famous for the old town centre which was one of the film locations of “Game of Thrones”, but it is also known for its modern atmosphere. Why you should go to the second largest town in Croatia you will find out in this blogpost.
From Ljubljana to Zagreb - our third stop on our world trip was the capital of Croatia. We just stayed for the weekend and only had a quick glimpse of this manifold city. In this blogpost you will find out what we did in Zagreb and why we would love to come back again.
The Slovenian capital Ljubljana was our second stop on our world trip. What to do there, where to eat or drink and how to spend a very nice time in this beautiful city, you will find out in this blogpost. So, get a glimpse of how wonderful Ljubljana really is and why it’s totally worth it to travel there.
“You will go on a world trip? What will be your first stop?” This was the question nearly everyone asked us before we started from our hometown Hamburg. Our answer was: “Yes we will! And our first stop will be a very exotic one - Munich!”. (Big laugh) Why we chose this kind of start for our world trip and how it worked out, you can read in the following blog post.
We went to Budapest with high expectations towards food but we didn’t know that the cuisine would top them. We are amazed by the eating options and can highly recommend going there to fill your belly with awesomeness. What we didn’t know: the wine in hungary is very delicious, too. Way better than expected. Due to this we decided to write a blog article only about eating and drinking in budapest because we think it is definitely worth it! In this article we present you our top 11 places to go. One huge tip up front: staying in the Jewish quarter means that you are in the middle of all the good restaurants and bars. It is really THE place to stay.