The Wounded Shooting Star

When thinking of Barcelonas must-sees, many people think first of its architectural icons such as the Sagrada Familia by Gaudí. A close second is probably the sea and sandy beaches. So it comes at no surprise that the Barceloneta neighbourhood is a popular place among tourists and locals alike as … Continue readingThe Wounded Shooting Star

Surfer’s Paradise

While I am melting away in the Berlin summer heat, I can’t help but think of one of my favourite ways to cool down. One is certainly eating ice cream. But swimming and playing in the water is certainly a close runner-up. So naturally, I had to try surfing at … Continue readingSurfer’s Paradise

Risin og Kellingin

The giant and the witch – Risin and Kellingin – form one of the most famous landmarks of the Faroe Islands. You find the two stack at the northern coast of Eysturoy, the second largest of the Faroe Islands, close to the town Eiði. Legend says that two trolls came … Continue readingRisin og Kellingin

Entertaining Bishkek

The first stationary circus in the region opened in 1877 in St. Petersburg and soon after the Russian Revolution developed from entertainment for the aristocracy to a high art form that could be compared to the opera or the famous Russian ballet. The Russian Circus gained recognition all over the … Continue readingEntertaining Bishkek

CareLess Summer Days

In Kyrgyzstan, horses are an essential part of everyday life. They are a means of transport, a source of milk and meat, hard co-workers on the fields, and good friends, too. Naturally, kids in the countryside learn to ride a horse very early in life. If you have ever seen … Continue readingCareLess Summer Days

Symbolic Sakura

In Japan, sakura – the cherry blossoms – have many symbolic meanings: Cherry blossoms, like spring itself, is a symbol of renewal. In Japanese culture, they stand for beauty, hope and new life. Every year the circle of life starts again and is at its most beautiful in spring when … Continue readingSymbolic Sakura