• Travel,  Vietnam

    Vietnam – Part 1

    November 2019 – time for another trip. This time Vietnam was up. Our plan was to fly in at Hanoi airport and depart from Ho Chi Minh / Saigon. The trip was a real challenge, not being allowed to rent a car meant travelling by public transport and exploring by motorbike. Officially I was not allowed to ride those either since those are often 150cc and you need a motor drivers licence. Fortunately nothing bad happened.  Travelling by night train and bus was a real adventure. Although it will take a while before we choose another country where we can’t drive our own car, the trip was still another good…

  • Travel,  Vietnam

    Vietnam – Part 2

    Halong Bay – 2 day trip We were picked up at our hotel early in the morning by a bus to be taken to Halong. There we were ferried to a small ship that would take us on a two day tour through Halong Bay. The bus ride was a boring 4 hour long drive with one stop at a local (work)shop. Where all other busses also stopped and prices for food and drinks were sky high…tourist trap! We decided to walk around for a bit and found a small shop just around the corner with normal priced for drinks & snacks!Β  Our ship was a faily small one which…

  • Romania,  Travel

    Doftana Prison

    This location was one of the main spots of our little trip to Romania in October 2019. It had been a pin on my map for quite a few years already but we never really made plans to travel to Romania again. But then a friend of ours asked if we wanted to go on a short trip for a few days and we, my partner in crime Leon and I,  quickly suggested going to Romania for 4 days to do some exploring there. And so it happened… A little bit of History Source Text: Tour of Communism Source Old Photos Doftana Penitenciarul first opened in 1895 as a fortress…

  • England,  Travel

    Fruitful Day

    In september 2017 we went on our first England & Wales trip. One of the locations I was really looking forward to was the ‘Fruit Exchange’ although I was told the entry would be a difficult one. As in, climbing up scaffolds & going down fire escapes which had to be done just before daylight hit because this location is smack in the middle of a big city. Well, lets put it this way…we failed…because of me. I got onto the first bit of scaffolds quite simply but then noticed a police car at the traffic light so I had to wait. Then a man was looking right at me,…