When I wrote this blog post about my travel plans for 2019 a little bit than one year ago, I would have never thought that I wouldn’t only take one, but two larger trips last year. But even if my two travel destinations are both geographically located on the Asian continent, the contrast couldn’t have been greater. In March, my boyfriend and I flew to the Maldives, where we spent a week cruising through the South Malé Atoll in a small, traditional Dhoni boat. In September, I fulfilled another long-term dream and travelled through Iran for fifteen days. Moreover, I spent two days in Brunswick, Lower Saxony in Northern Germany at the end of May and the beginning of June and a weekend in Leipzig in November, two German cities where I hadn’t been before.
Iran with its beautiful mosques, madrassas, palaces, bazaars, and its breathtaking landscapes is a paradise for photo enthusiasts and photographers. In this article, I will show you my best photos of Iran.
Iran enchants with imposing mosques, palaces, and bazaars, breathtaking landscapes and deserts, impressive ruins from ancient times and hospitable, cordial people. While Iran is quite popular among travellers, there have been fewer visitors in the past two years and the country is still an off the beaten path destination. In this article, travel bloggers from all over the world reveal their tips for Iran and why you should travel there right now.
Disclamer: This article was created as part of the ReisebloggerWG in cooperation with the city marketing Brunswick.
Brunswick is still considered an insider tip in Northern Germany. The second-largest city in Lower Saxony is beautiful and has many rewarding sights.
Turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and glass-bottomed overwater bungalows – this is what comes into many people’s mind when thinking of the Maldives. But the Maldives has a lot more to offer. The archipelago consists of 1196 islands and several atolls and is located southwest of India and Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean. In this article, travel bloggers from around the world reveal their tips for the Maldives.
This article contains affiliate links and advertising. Sustainable tourism is becoming increasingly important as an alternative to mass tourism. In this blog post, I will tell you how to support the locals on your travels.
In September 2018 I fulfilled myself a dream and travelled through Central Asia for the second time. After having been in Uzbekistan in 2016, I also wanted to see the south of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. On this trip, I took many beautiful photos of which I show you the best in this blog post.
A trip through Iran, a cruise on a traditional Dhoni boat around some Maldivian islands, a trip along the Pamir Highway in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan by 4×4 and by train on the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Beijing, the National Parks in Southern Africa and the Victoria Falls, West Africa and Ethiopia – my travel wish list is long and instead of getting shorter it is getting longer and longer.
[Advertising – unpaid and unsolicited – because of credits of restaurants and recreation centres.in the blog article and on the photos.] Last year, I was in Beijing over Christmas, even though I love the pre-Christmas period, the Christmas markets, the Christmas decorations in German cities, and the smell of home-baked cookies. Christmas in Beijing was different and yet it was a beautiful celebration. This made me curious about how Christmas is celebrated all over the world. That is why I asked some other travel bloggers about their experiences. In this article, you will learn more about the Christmas traditions in 18 countries on five continents.
What does your perfect travel day look like? Over the years, I experienced so many wonderful days of travel that I find it hard to pick one out. When I was 16 years old, I spent one day with my mother on Bora-Bora. In Lhasa, on my second day in the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, along with a small, international, very fantastic tour group, our American tour leader – who is now a good friend of mine – and our local Tibetan guide, I explored the Potala Palace and the Sera monastery which is located just outside Lhasa. On the banks of the Kinabatangan River in Sabah in Malaysian Borneo, I saw a herd of pygmy elephants, including an elephant baby, just a few meters from our boat. On one of the days during my first visit to Beijing, I visited the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, two of the major tourist attractions in the Chinese capital, and strolled through one of the hutongs in the afternoon, mingling with the locals.