When traveling through a new country, one of the most important questions is: How will I get around? Especially when traveling solo, this question becomes particularly difficult. Should you sacrifice your freedom and book an organized group trip? Should you rent a car with the risk that you might not be able to enjoy the […]
Most New Zealand travelers can be divided into two groups: the ones that hiked the Tongariro Crossing and the ones that wanted to hike it. The Tongariro Crossing is one of the most beautiful hikes (in the world?) and rightfully part of the Nine Great Hikes. Its most famous feature is Mt. Ngauruhoe which is better known as Mount Doom from the Lord of the Ring trilogy. If it’s not on your must-do list for New Zealand yet, get a pen right now and fix it!
New Zealand is hands down one of the most beautiful places on this planet. Stunning nature, crazy adventures and more waterfalls than you can shake a stick at will leave you completely speechless. Having finally recovered my speech, I’d love to share with you my top 30 things to do in New Zealand from top to bottom.
I admit it, we Swiss are a strange people. Sometimes I joke that we’re the only landlocked island nation in the world. Although we’re surrounded by other nations, we could just as well be on a different planet. That’s why many people feel alienated when they visit Switzerland. If you understand the dos and don’ts in this quick guide to Swiss culture, you’ll surely find that we can be as sweet as our chocolate.
Did you know that Switzerland has four official languages? There’s German in the north, Italian in the south, French in the west and Romansh in a very small area in the east of Switzerland. I grew up in the German speaking part, which allows me to travel around most of Switzerland without any language difficulties. When I set out on a day trip to the Ticino, however, I knew I was in for an Italian adventure.
I think we can all agree on two things when talking about the Spanish. First, they know how to throw a party and, second, they are utterly and completely loco. And we love them for it. But sometimes, they seem to take it a couple of steps too far. You think it can’t get any […]
Cuba. It’s a fascinating country. A country seemingly stuck in the past. Traveling to Cuba feels like traveling back in time. Back to a time when smart phones didn’t control our lives, cars were classy and colorful and music was playing in the streets. But not everything was better in the past. Here are 10 […]
In the spirit of Easter, I’ve got another egg-or-chicken-conundrum for you to ponder. What was first, language or culture? Does our thinking, our culture influence our language or does our language shape the way we think? Life is a journey, not a destination… Right? I recently read an article on how the language you speak […]