Asia

T O K Y O

A few impressions of our trip to Tokyo. We only spent three days in the city which was hardly enough to cover the essentials. We were based in Shinjuku and could easily move around the city on the Yamanote line which is included in the JR Railpass. Shibuya and Harajuku are a short ride on …

Osaka: megacity madness

  While Kyoto emanates old imperial charm, Osaka breathes big city life. When ascending to the top of Umeda Sky Building, one looks over a city that stretches out to the horizon. Rows and rows of multi-story houses, a few skyscrapers in between, all dissected by an ever-growing network of highways and train tracks. Very …

An Ode to India

  Currently, I am reading Anika Landsteiner’s first book ‘Gehen um zu bleiben’, where she talks about her travel experiences and how they have shaped her. And she is talking about India, too. Her words resonated in me, we have made similar experiences and have made similar conclusions. A lot of fellow travelers, as she …

Mornings at Inle Lake

  There are still way too many pictures sitting on my hard drive from my trip to Myanmar that I haven’t edited yet…so I thought I’d share a few from my morning boat trip at Inle lake that hardly need any editing. Inle Lake is the biggest lake in Myanmar and home to the tribe …