TRAWANGAN, MENO, or AIR – which island is for you?

While Gili Trawangan is rather for the party people, romantics’n’roamers find peace and quiet on the secluded islands Gili Meno and Air – but see for yourself which island is for you.

Beach on Gili Meno, located between the island of Trawangan and Gili Air.
All three Gilis pamper you with white sand, turquiose waters and a million-dollar-view.

And if you can’t decide, don’t worry: They are so close and well-connected that you can visit all three even in just one day.

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The Ski Instructor of Sri Lanka

I’m often asked how it is to travel by myself. If I’m not scared. If I don’t get lonely. If I’m not afraid that the sky may fall on my head tomorrow.

A Ski Instructor by himself in a snowy landscape
No, Sri Lanka looks nothing like this. Definitely not.
(Photo: Sondrekv, Påske, detail, cropped to 2:3, , CC0 1.0)

The answer has always been no – and meeting Sri Lanka’s only ski instructor was clearly another proof that travelling solo is a great chance to come across people that open up to you in a blink of an eye.

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JAPAN. An Adjustable Guide for First-Timers

This travel guide – not only – for first-timers can be individually adjusted to the length of your individual trip to Japan.

Geisha taking picture with a cellphone
Beautifully dressed for Japan.

Are you planning on going to Japan for the first time?
Being all excited?
Wondering what to expect?
Having a million questions?
Well, I recently came back from my first big Japan-adventure and let me tell you: It was just overwhelming; in a good way!

I had the chance to travel for three weeks. However, I know that not everybody has the opportunity to leave for so long. Therefore, based on my itinerary, I put together a travel guide – not only – for other first-timers to Japan. You can adjust it individually to your personal trip – for one, two, or three weeks in the Land of the Rising Sun.

日本へようこそ – Nihon e yōkoso – Welcome to Japan!

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TOKYO – Guide to 10 Extraordinary Neighborhoods

Tokyo – my first encounter with Japanese everyday life and culture – left a good impression and prepared me for more to come – hence, let me guide you to ten of its most extraordinary neighborhoods.

School kids in Tokyo, Japan
A warm and fun welcome to Tokyo by these sweet ambassadors.

Tokyo – the first cut is the deepest. However, this one didn’t hurt at all.

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