“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin


A Quick Guide to the Cameron Highlands ~ Malaysia

We spent the first days of our trip to Malaysia in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur! Four days were enough to get (partially) used to the tropical climate and the time difference of 7 hours between Innsbruck and South-East Asia. For the next weeks we were heading to the north of Malaysia. Our first stop was the mountain region of Cameron Highlands - the largest hill resort in the country. This countryside ...

Batu Caves, The Stairway to Hindu Heaven ~ Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is a famous spot for very good food and great shopping experience. Beside this fact, one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India is located just 13 km north of Kuala Lumpur and less than a 30 min drive from Petronas Twin Tower – the Batu Caves! The temple complex became one of the most visited tourist and Hindu attractions in South-East Asia during the last ...

The Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur ~ Malaysia

The city of Kuala Lumpur is not only the capital of Malaysia, but probably one of the most culturally diverse and modern cities in South East Asia. Within the recent years KL has become a desired stopover destination for travellers. But in my opinion, this city has much more to offer than being the place where you’ll manage your several hours between the flights! Kuala Lumpur is an ultra-modern capital ...

Top 15 Reasons on Why You Should Visit Malaysia!

If I had to choose only one word to describe Malaysia it will be “diversity”. I’ve never been to a country that spreads such a great cultural liberalism and variety! In March 2017 I spent some wonderful 3 weeks in West Malaysia. The time was enough to experience the amazing diversity of this country when it comes to culture, religion, nature, sightseeing and the local cuisine! Malaysia is the exotic dream ...

High, Higher, Burj Khalifa!

It was no surprise for my common “city trip” behaviour - the best comes last! And so my Dubai experience was no exception. There is no doubt, for me the highlight of every single trip is to find the perfect place with the perfect eagle's-eye view of the city. So it should be no surprise – at the end of our visit in Dubai we were standing at the observation deck on “Level 125” of Burj Khalifa! The tallest ...

… And Don’t Forget Your Credit Card! ~ Dubai, Day 2

The city of Dubai is most famous for its whole year long warm weather, the desert and most of all – the fascinating beaches. But there is no doubt - the one thing that makes this metropolis stand out among the competition, is the shopping malls! The well-known “secret” of Dubai is the struggle to have the biggest and best of everything! Furthermore, here is the tallest building, the first and the last 7 ...

1001 Expectations ~ Dubai, Day 1

Hello Dubai! Hello Summer 2017 (a very early summer for somebody who is living in Central Europe)! It was March the 10th, 2017. We arrived at DBX airport from Munich at 7:00 am in the morning after a 6 hour flight. At that time, the airport was relative empty, we went through immigration (a very easy procedure, but we looked at the officer as serious as possible :D Even the 5l Beer Can from Munich Airport ...

At home as a tourist ~ Top things to do for an unforgettable day in Sofia!

Welcome to my home city and one of the oldest capitals in Europe – Sofia! The history of the capital dates back ca 7000 years and it has been a long and (for sure) not an easy way for Sofia to become and remain as European capital from the beginning to what it is and how it looks like nowadays. Sofia, as the city where the Middle East and Asia meet Central and Western Europe, has one of the probably most ...

Long Weekend in Lisbon ~ Day Three

Everything with a beginning has its end, so our long weekend in the mesmerizing city of Lisbon… Our “schedule” for the last day thou was fairly tight, as we woke up really early, had our overly reach breakfast at the hotel and headed to “Parque das Nações” (the Park of Nations) - the newest and the most modern neighbourhood of Lisbon. The Park of the Nations used to be an industrial area of Lisbon before ...

15 Songs That Will Make You Want to Pack Your Bags and Travel!

These are my 15 all time favourite songs that will get you in the mood for adventure and make you want to pack your bags and travel! Enjoy! S.O.J.A “Rest of My Life” Matt Simons “Catch and Release” Florence & The Machine “You’ve Got the Love” Bob Marley “Jamming” Prodigy “Out of Space” Sublime “Santeria” Salmonella Dub “Slide” Eddie Vedder “Long Nights” Frank Ocean ...

My Travel Bucket List ~ 50+ Places I Want to Visit Before I Die

Hawaii (USA) – Road Trip, Island Hopping, Helicopter Tour (2-4 Weeks)

Vancouver, Canada – City Trip (3-6 Days)

Peru – Roadtrip (2- 3 Weeks)

Jasper, National Park (Canada) – Camping and Hiking (3-7 ...

Long Weekend in Lisbon ~ Day Two

Lisbon - the European twin brother of San Francisco: the cable cars, the hills, the same bridges (Ponte 25 de Abril and Golden Gate bridge), the seaside, the street art, the lovely people and a welcoming vibe. As I already had my love affair with Brother Francisco this year, it was not that hard to recognize his twin sibling abroad. Anyway, there is no doubt that the cities differ in culture and history and ...

The Ultimate Travel Packing Checklist

Download and Print → Travel_Packing_Checkliste_LillaGreen Passport & Visas Travel Insurance Vaccination Passport Credit card Contact Info ID’s Emergency Contact Info Driving Licence / International DL Medical Insurance Cards Travel All Tickets Member Cards Conformations and Bookings House Keys   Credit Card Debit Card Cash, ...

Long Weekend in Lisbon ~ Day One

Hello Lisbon! Finally, I made it to Portugal … but it has been very long time, ca 29 years, since this place has been on my Travel Bucket List. And it felt good to see the city from above, to see this amazing view of Lisbon’s sunset from my airplane’s window… The sunset over the Atlantic Ocean and Tagus River (Rio Tejo) … A luscious cocktail for the eyes and foretaste of what is to come!
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Top of The Rock ~ NYC

Here we are! ... In the very end of our long and unforgettable USA trip! And what a better way to say “Goodbye” than saying it loud at the top of the World! Everyone who visits New York for the first time struggles in finding the best place to enjoy the probably best skyline in the world – Manhattan’s Skyline! And yes, they are many great observation decks among which - Empire State Building, Top of the ...

Lower Manhattan ~ NYC

If you haven’t seen my previous post from New York, you can find it here:

On the next morning we decided to use the 72h “Hop-on, Hop-off ticket” again - on our plan was Lower Manhattan! There is no New York City part which has greater historical influence than this neighbourhood. Here is where the history of NY began and there are so many historical ...

36.000 Steps a Day, Keeps the Doctor Away ~ NYC

If you are curious which places we already managed to visit in the early morning of our first day in New York City, go and check it here:

I’ll continue the story of our NYC trip with the next (and one of my favourite) city highlights, namely the Rockefeller Center. I have seen it so many times in the movies (like “Home Alone II”) that I already had some vast memories, even though ...

Welcome to New York! ~ NYC

What a better way to end our USA journey than to make a long weekend trip to New York?! Exactly! The flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Newark Airport (NYC) took about 6 hours and 3 movies time and to be honest I felt truly nostalgic before and after leaving California. During our stay on the West Coast I felt in love with the stunning views over the Pacific Ocean, the orange-purple skies, the chilled out ...

The Best Of ~ Los Angeles

“The best of” is always kind of illusory way to describe things in life and therefore people tend to exercise it all too often for my understanding. However, my personal intention was to share with you my thoughts about the part of this oversized metropolis I liked most and the things I think everybody should see when visiting Venice in Los Angeles for a couple of day or even hours. There is ...

The Walk of Fame ~ Los Angeles

On our second day in Los Angeles we checked some must see places like Hollywood Walk of Fame in the morning and Santa Monica Pier on the afternoon. The day before was definitely the time to get “acclimatized” to this city as we literally dashed away from Downtown L.A. to the mountains, where we spent some great time at Getty Center and later on – at Griffith Observatory (you ca visit this post here). To be ...

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