Cooling off in Riga

Visiting Latvia for a couple of days. Berlin is parched and it’s healthy for the mind to have a change of scenery on a regular base. By now I’m choosing my destinations with a highly sophisticated process: Going on skyscanner and seeing what’s cheap. Riga is nice so far. Friendly people and convenient transport system. […]

Cádiz revisited

Cádi, as the locals call it, left a good impression with me the last time I went (late 2015). Wanting to get out of Berlin for a few days and seeing that flights into Jerez were dirt-cheap, I decided to have a second look. The weekend was fairly busy with heaps of visitors from the […]

Anthony Bourdain

Years ago I stumbled across a show called “No Reservations”. Maybe a friend recommended it even. The centre of that show was Anthony Bourdain, professional chef, travelling around the world and eating. Eating local food, common food, street food. Watching him squat on a small plastic stool by the side of the road somewhere in […]


Once a Bedouin fishing village, the small town of Dahab is now firm in the grip of tourism. The main bay’s waterfront is lined with restaurant after restaurant, with the occasional café thrown in. The other side of the road is just as densely packed with shops and tour agents. With Egypt’s tourism crippled anyway […]

Learning to dive (more)

After more than two years of dive-break, I went for a refresher dive yesterday morning. Just repeating how to assemble the gear and the basic skills like mask clearing and regulator retrieval. Following that, I added a nitrox course to my dive education, which now allows me to use different gas mixes for diving (e.g. […]

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