Flexing Muscles with the Neighbour – The Border Closing Ceremony at Attari/Wagah

India and Pakistan aren’t really big friends, everyone knows that. At the border post between Attari and Wagah every evening both nations are coming a little closer though, when on the occasion of a border closing ceremony they are striking their flags and locking the border gate. The whole racket is a Love Parade like spectacle flavoured with a dash of nationalism and can be watched by Indians, Pakistanis as well as foreign tourists… Read More

When the Mouth is on Fire… Culinary Encounters in India

For gourmets and gourmands the Indian subcontinent can truly be the Promised Land, in particular when it’s about chicken, fish, lamb or vegetarian specialties. In Punjab state for example you can get yourself in touch with the original version of world famous Chicken Tandoori, while in the west Bengali food will give you how adorable a fusion of Indian and Thai kitchen can taste like.… Read More

Like Ying & Yang – Travel experiences made in North India

The tag “India” is a big one, is attributed as most romantic, exotic as well as connected to unique religious as well as cultural values. India can be incredible but also most extreme at the same time and regarding all aspects of life. The mighty subcontinent puts Non-Indians to the test as it can be pretty rewarding but also back breaking.… Read More

Asia wrapped in Glass and Steel – Hong Kong

Even after having returned to the People’s Republic of China, former British crown colony Hong Kong still remains to be one of Asia’s most important centres; and not only in financial terms. Independent from sailing under the free-market or communist flag Hong Kong experienced a quite apparent boom which can’t be ignored when strolling along the seaside promenade along Victoria Harbour.… Read More

Tourist Battle at the Tengger Caldera

The Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park is one of Indonesia’s major sights and destination of not a few busses. You can literally start your travel to the Bromo from every of the country’s bigger cities. Writing that, the main reason why the Tengger caldera isn’t an unhurried place already got spoken out. It is really hard to escape from the touristic bustle and at the latest the plastic bag flooded crater bowl of the Bromo will put you off… The most frequented spot is at the same time the highest peak around: Gunung Penanjakan.… Read More

The yellow Hell of the Ijen and the Soldiers of Sulphur

For many people coming to terms with a globalized everyday life became quite an essential daily task. In the East of the Indonesian island of Java, at the Ijen volcano (Kawah Ijen) to be more precise, courageous men are ruining their health day by day. To make their living, everyone literally transforms into a hell of a guy, when wresting sulphur, the yellow gold, from the fumaroles in a height of 2400 meters.… Read More

From Starting in Ende to Ending in Jakarta – Travelling the Sunda Islands

The town of Ende sounds like the final of a trip, but can also be quite a good start for travelling the Indonesian Sunda Islands eastwards, all the way to Jakarta. On the way to Indonesia’s capital you’ll surely experience plenty of possibilities to get in touch with the most diverse people plus look behind the scenes of illustrious names like Bali or Komodo.… Read More

The Crater Lakes of Mount Kelimutu

The multi-coloured crater lakes of the Kelimutu volcano are truly the biggest touristic highlights the Indonesian island of Flores has on offer. To get there, needs some talent for spontaneity, especially in low season. It doesn’t matter where you start your travel, if in Ende, Maumere or Moni, travellers are most welcome; helping them is a matter of importance for the locals… Read More