Exploring the Bingling Caves
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  Leaving Xi‘an after only 3 days, we felt like betraying the capital of ancient China. When our guide Rocky waved us goodbye at the train station, I almost regretted not having extended our time in Xi’an for a few … Read More

Things to Do in Los Angeles
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  Why are you going to Los Angeles again? I let my friend’s question linger a bit in my mind. Then, I cleared my throat. I’m going to L.A. to run away from wintery Europe. To watch the sunset while … Read More

Visiting Xi’an: A Journey through Chinese History
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As our bullet train approached the outskirts of Xi’an, we sped past hundreds of modern high-rise buildings still under construction. Lined up like gigantic dominos, identical in height and design, these skyscrapers reminded us of towering Tetris tiles.   At … Read More

Exploring London’s East End
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  It was raining cats and dogs outside when I told Kerstin that we should spend our Twixmas in London. She was standing behind me, so I couldn’t see her eyes. But I was almost sure that she was rolling … Read More

Turpan and the Bezeklik Caves
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  Legend has it that it never rains in Turpan in summertime. And yet, the courtyard of hotel the Silk Road Lodges was sodden when we left our oriental-style room.   Oh yes! Finally, a few drops to cool down … Read More

Traveling along the Tea Horse Road in Yunnan
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In Yunnan, girls wear flowers in all four seasons. And toes are exposed all year round.   These are two of the famous Eighteen Oddities of Yunnan Province. Located in southwestern China at an average altitude of 1,900 meters above … Read More

Trekking the Ancient Silk Road in China
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A trip always starts with a dream. A perfume, a promise and a thirst to discover different cultures and customs. The ancient Silk Road has always intrigued us. A trade route that connected Europe and China via Central Asia, and … Read More

Peace and Quiet at Orval Abbey, Belgium
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It’s very typical in Belgium: the road splits in two and there’s no sign where each path leads to. Kerstin slowed down her car. Which way? she asked. The one on the left would take us back to where we … Read More

20 Best Places to Visit in Greece
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  We were sitting in a vegan restaurant in Cusco, chatting with a lovely Greek couple whom we met on Taquile island the previous week. So what is your favorite country? they asked. It took me less than a second to … Read More

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