A boy and two girls in Beijing

After our tiresome Chinese visa adventure, our reception in Beijing was a lovely one. At the other end of the customs exit doors Ralf, who had traveled to China a few days before, was already waiting with a sign specially made for us. But we weren’t unprepared either. We had acquired the perfect accessory for this country. So, while we were slowly pushing our luggage cart towards the exit, Ralf […]


The adventurous tale of the China visa

How is it possible that just about everything goes wrong when you are trying to obtain a visa? At some point during our China visa adventure we started wondering if we should give in to the obstacles and simply go somewhere else. But let’s start at the beginning. As with all our other countries on our round- the-world-trip, we inquired before leaving Germany what were the visa requirements for China. […]


Grauzone Hongkong

  Und wenn du’s bunter möchtest, schau mal bei Henry Chan Fat Hing, einem Künstler aus Hongkong vorbei.            



Indonesia Final

Indonesia is the country that we spent the most time in during our unexpected journey. Indonesia is the country with the most fascinating nature and best beaches on this trip. It’s one of the countries with the friendliest, warmest people. Activity wise it is one of the most diverse since we left home and it’s the first country to which we say that we will probably be back soon. The […]


Green like Flores

We decide on Flores for the last 2 and a half weeks in Indonesia, the last 17 days in Southeast Asia before flying on to China. And a great decision it turns out to be. Flores is green….so unbelievably green! From Labuan Bajo we follow a winding road hugging the lush hills through dense forests, along tiny rivers, passing small villages. Pretty much all roads on Flores are like this. […]


In vier Tagen von Lombok nach Flores – eine luxusbefreite Bootstour

Wir erschraken ein wenig, als wir die Menschenmasse im Büro unseres Touranbieters antrafen. Eigentlich wollten wir nur eine Transportmöglichkeit von Lombok nach Flores finden, die unserem Geldbeutel nach den drei bereits getätigten Inlandsflügen in Indonesien nicht allzu große Schmerzen bereiten würde. Nachdem wir uns zuvor in drei verschiedenen Tourbüros erkundigt hatten, gab es zwei Optionen: Die erste hätte bedeutet, dass wir von Lombok auf die Insel Sumbawa per Fähre überfahren […]