Graz and beyond

Cyprus in Winter 2017 - Road Trip VLOG Part 4: Troodos Mountains

Follow me on my one-week road trip across the island of CYPRUS in February 2017 – visiting Larnaca, Cape Greko, Ayia Napa, Nissi Beach, Nicosia (Lefkosia/Lefkoşa), Troodos Mountains, Paphos, Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite’s Rock), Kourion, Limassol and Governor’s Beach. Troodos Mountains are located in the center of the island of Cyprus. The highest peak is snow-covered Mount Olympus (also spelled Mount Olympos) at 1,952 meters above sea level. There are

Cyprus in Winter 2017 - Road Trip VLOG Part 3: Nicosia - The World's Last Divided Capital

Follow me on my one-week road trip across the island of CYPRUS in February 2017 – visiting Larnaca, Cape Greko, Ayia Napa, Nissi Beach, Nicosia (Lefkosia/Lefkoşa), Troodos Mountains, Paphos, Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite’s Rock), Kourion, Limassol and Governor’s Beach. Nicosia, Greek: Lefkosia or Turkish: Lefkoşa – whatever you may call it, is the world’s last divided capital – the capital of Cyprus. It is divided by the “Green Line”, a

Cyprus in Winter 2017 – Road Trip VLOG Part 2: Cape Greko, Ayia Napa, Nissi Beach

Follow me on my one-week road trip across the island of CYPRUS in February 2017 – visiting Larnaca, Cape Greko, Ayia Napa, Nissi Beach, Nicosia (Lefkosia/Lefkoşa), Troodos Mountains, Paphos, Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite’s Rock), Kourion, Limassol and Governor’s Beach. In this second episode, I travel to the southeastern tip of the island of Cyprus, to Cape Greko peninsula, Ayia Napa and Nissi Beach. Cape Greko offers very scenic views, great

Cyprus in Winter 2017 - Road Trip VLOG Part 1: Larnaca

Follow me on my one-week road trip across the island of CYPRUS in February 2017 – visiting Larnaca, Cape Greko, Ayia Napa, Nissi Beach, Nicosia (Lefkosia/Lefkoşa), Troodos Mountains, Paphos, Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite’s Rock), Kourion, Limassol and Governor’s Beach. In this first episode of my road trip series, I am in Larnaca, a port city and beach resort town. Larnaca might not be the most impressive place you’ve ever been

Murinsel: Graz's most underappreciated attraction has reopened and it's seriously impressive!

After six months of renovation works, the Murinsel has finally reopened for visitors. Loved by visitors and often woefully underappreciated by locals, the “island in the Mur” now features a new café, a showroom and a designer souvenir shop. The floating platform in the Mur river was built back in 2002 as a new attraction for the 2003 European Capital of Culture. The idea was to combine nature with the

10 reasons why I fell in love with Yerevan, Armenia

I once sold my old car to a likeable and smart guy from Armenia. He invited me to his apartment to complete the transaction and his wife made sure I wouldn’t leave hungry. I still remember the smell of the coffee I was served in a traditional Armenian coffee cup. Ever since, I was eager to find out more about this far away country in the Caucasus of which most

How to travel from Austria to Lviv and back on a budget

Lviv, Ukraine is one of my favorite cities in Eastern Europe and still fairly off the beaten track. One reason for that is the lack of convenient low-cost flights from major airports and the relatively slow train connections in this part of Europe. In the following article, I will explain how you can still travel to the Western Ukrainian metropolis if you are on a budget. In this article, I

The tripoint of Czech Republic, Germany and Poland

This tripoint between Czech Republic, Germany and Poland is located in the middle of Lusatian Neisse river (Lausitzer Neiße), at the mouth of a shallow brook, which also forms the border between Poland and Czech Republic. The bordering municipalities are Hrádek nad Nisou (Czech Republic), Zittau (Germany) and Bogatynia (Poland). How the tripoint came into being In this part of Europe, the borders of the respective countries changed many times.