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The Road to Somalia

Let’s start with a short history lesson. Somalia, located on the horn of Africa at the Gulf of Aden, used to be British Somaliland in the north and Italian Somaliland in the south. The Republic of Somalia was formed in 1960 and it lasted only 9 years after the president was assassinated by his own…


Hyena Men of Harar

Harar is, without a doubt, one of the most colourful and engaging town I’ve been to. There are two parts. One is New Harar with some hotels, restaurants and generally speaking, I would consider it to be part of modern life. Then there is Old Harar. Life within the old city walls is so different, than what…


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

After a lovely week in New York City with my girlfriend I picked up my roommate Marco in Vienna and we were off to the Airport. It was my second red-eye flight in two nights. I was getting exhausted. But there was no way I’d be tired for that trip. Africa is my favourite continent…


The Best Travel Quotes

I love travel quotes! There are millions of these out there, but there are only a few, that have a way of showing you a direction, motivating you and uplifting you from any negative mood or simply kickstart your wanderlust. I think many of those really good sayings implicate a way of life I try…


How to book really Cheap Flights (+ Error Fares)

Finding cheap flights is essential to travelling often and on budget. The airfare easily takes 2/3 of your travel budget, if not done right. However, if you’re not limited to certain dates and are flexible to destinations, you can find insane deals and book flights so cheap, that you can afford to go away more…


Daytrip to Kosovo

Kosovo has headlined many newspapers around the world for the last decade. There have been ethnic tensions for many years between the divided population of Kosovo-alabanians and serbs. The Kosovo War in the late 90’s ended with a intervention from NATO and soon after, Kosovo became a UN protectorate. In February 2008 after gruelling years…


Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM)

At the end of October last year Vincent and me were off to our annual brother bonding trip. This time it would take us to Eastern Europe, to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with a side trip to the youngest nation in the world, Kosovo. I booked our flights like a week before we…


Why You Should NOT Skip Perth

Western Australia (WA) is Australia’s biggest state and occupies about one third of the australian land mass. Its capital Perth is the biggest city in Western Australia and is home to more than 2 million people. Usually you’d consider a 2m+ city in australia’s biggest state is a tourism hotspot, especially with its beautiful natural surroundings….


The Whitsunday Islands

It is one of those unreal screensaver pictures you see on your old computer. You gaze at them and are sure, that they are too beautiful too be true. Well, let me tell you, there is a place in Queensland, Australia, that looks probably more beautiful than in your wildest imagination and exists in real…


The Great Ocean Road

About an one hour drive from Melbourne in the south of state Victoria starts a 243 km road, that was built by the surviving soldiers of World War I. During this time the settlements in the south west of Victoria were only accessible by boat or tough roads. Those who survived came back to Australia…