Live from… Scotland: Travelling through the West Highlands

As I’m writing this I’m sitting in the lounge of my hostel for the night, overlooking the harbour of Mallaig – a small coastal town in the West Highlands of Scotland. Mallaig is… Continue reading

Live from… St. Gallen: Discovering a new corner of Switzerland

Today the rain has been falling on the cobblestoned streets of St. Gallen (or St. Gall), but yesterday was as sunny a day as they get, and both this old city and the nearby… Continue reading

Live from… the skyline of Zürich

I got a nice surprise when I arrived at my hotel in Zürich late last night. The Marktgasse Hotel in the historic Niederdorf neighbourhood along the river. An old building converted into a… Continue reading

Travel Thoughts: Life inside a tourist attraction

You might have had the thought too while travelling and visiting a new city. How would it be to live here? A thought I have whenever I visit a new place. How is… Continue reading

Travel writing – the pursuit of a passion

It’s a true blessing to have a goal. To have a passion to pursuit. A passion that you might be able to make living of one day. Who knows. I only know it… Continue reading

Naturally Edinburgh: 5 gorgeous green spots in the Scottish capital

Edinburgh isn’t just cobblestoned streets and whisky-pouring pubs. The Scottish capital is greener than most and offers some excellent spots where you can disconnect from busy streets and enjoy a walk with a… Continue reading

Liverpool: A daytrip to “Beatleville”

When I travel I try to make the most of it and see as much as possible – so when I found myself with an open train pass and a few hours to… Continue reading

Switzerland: On tracks to the Top of Europe

What if I told you that you can “climb” a mountain in the comfortable seat of a train – but still be rewarded with some of Switzerland’s most glorious views to snowclad alpine… Continue reading

Travel thoughts: I love Monday mornings

Well, let me specify. I love Monday mornings when I’m visiting big cities. Because on a Monday morning – especially out of the main tourist season, I get to see the “true colours”… Continue reading

Wonderful walks in Madrid: ‘Big Attractions Edition’

Despite its size the Spanish capital is surprisingly walkable and offers endless hours of free entertainment – just by wandering its streets, squares and parks. I have been walking A LOT in Madrid… Continue reading