Getting there is not easy: Easter Island

easter island chile

Getting there is not easy: Easter Island | Today we start another mini series of blog posts, introducing you to places that on one hand are worth a visit but on the other hand hard to reach, may it be due to remoteness, conflicts or missing infrastructure. Our #1: Easter Island, Chile …

Funny Peruvian Llamas

funny peruvian llamas

Peru is famous for Machu Picchu – a world heritage site located up high in a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley – and … Llamas! Similar to sheep, domesticated llamas and their smaller relatives the alpacas also get shaved every once in a while. That’s common practice in large parts of Peru. Here are some funny snapshots of shaved Llamas and Alpacas – taken by tourists roaming around in Peru …

How safe is Istanbul for Tourists?

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How safe is Istanbul for Tourists now? 2 1/2 years ago, this question immediately came up again after another terror attack at Atatürk Airport. Turkey in general is a very tourist-friendly country, and Istanbul in particular a popular tourist destination. The numbers of western tourists are staggering high despite all terror attacks in the past

Dogfestival Nepal

dogfestival nepal

Dogfestival Nepal | It’s quite unique! As part of Nepals annual 5-day long Tihar Festival (Deepawali), dogs rule on day two. It’s Dog’s day in Gorkha culture and Nepalize tradition. This second day of this ancient festival is devoted solely to the celebration of man’s best friend: the dog. This second day of Deepawali is called

Sin City Shanghai

sin city shanghai

Sin City Shanghai | For a short time in the beginning of the 20th century Shanghai carried the nickname “Paris of the East”. Shanghai was the island of wickedness on the Asian continent. You could get drugs on hotel service and amazingly cheap and good sex. Lead by the British and French, Shanghai catered to

Sin City Berlin

sin city berlin

Sin City Berlin | From the 1920s to the mid 1930s, the city of Berlin was a melting pot of debauchery and creativity, giving rise to the first institute devoted to the study of sex. In 2005 the Canadian TV channel CBC broadcasted a valuable historic documentary about Germany’s capital as it entered an era