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Sydney from the skies

Today is my birthday! Turning 30; same procedure as every year. Now you would expect a pirate to celebrate her birthday at sea or with a bottle of rum. But this year there was a big birthday surprise in store for me..! A helicopter tour over Sydney! Quite […]

Drop dead royalty

This may seem a bit macabre but on the other hand: the Viennese are typically a bit macabre. So if you have a weak stomach I suggest you quit reading now. If not: welcome to the world of the dead! Who says Austria (or Vienna) says Habsburger. The […]

One Day in Port Louis

Visiting capitals is always fun. They are usually chock full of culture and reminders of the history of the city, and by extension the entire country. According to the brochures Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, should also be filled with old French-colonial buildings. So it should not […]

Stift Göttweig

As you can see from the pictures, Stift Göttweig is a huge abbey about a one-hour drive from Vienna. It lies on top of a hill around 450 meters above sea level, which means that you have a stunning view from the terrace overlooking the surrounding area. The […]

Festiguet at the Bielersee

Imagine this: a small village at the foot of mountain range which ends in a lake, stretching to the horizon and beyond. Well, maybe not beyond. But you cannot tell, because looking at the horizon is too blinding because of the warm summer sun that is shining directly […]