Crocs vs Work

Friday Nov 19th, day 13 of the road trip. Refreshed and happy after a night in a real bed with a roof over our heads we leave Emu Park. My fellow travellers are going to visit a crocodile farm on the way. I have some work to do and drop them of there. Before we […]

Some Numbers about Health and Safety

This is a little follow up to last week’s post about the risks of travelling in SEA. Recently published numbers revealed that every year smoking takes a toll of 140,000 dead in Germany. Alcohol is responsible for another 74,000. Traffic accidents in Thailand kill 13,700 per year in a slightly smaller population. Per 100,000 population […]


Islay, pronounced ‘Eye la’, is an island on the west coast of Scotland and home to famous whisky distilleries like Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Bowmore and others. The whiskys from these distilleries have an extremely smoky flavour and are uncontested number one on the list of my favourite spirits. Aside from the beautiful nature they are the […]

Chiang Mai FC

After getting back to the city I got in touch with a local couchsurfer, Samart. He works as a tour guide and is extremely active in the community. I met him shortly before my temple adventure when he treated me to a nice northern-Thai food dinner and we had a good time chatting. On Saturday […]

Welcome to sunny Edinburgh

Those were the words of the flight attendant announcing our arrival in Scotland. Edinburgh was sunny indeed and a big improvement over rainy Bremen were I left Germany at half nine this morning. Getting to Bremen was pleasantly uneventful, no trouble with the trains this time. At the airport Ryanair has a private terminal and […]

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