Category Archive: Travel

Hangzhou city scape from a boat on the West Lake

      I took this on a boat on the Hangzhou West Lake in China. Camera: Olympus XZ-1 at f2.1, ISO 200 Advertisements

Bridge of Bones

I took this one with a Nikon D90, Nikkor 35-70mm/2.8 at 70mm, 1/4000s, 2.8, ISO 200 at the coast near San Diego.

Sunset in the Lake District of Chile – Ancud

I took this beautiful sunset from the youth hostel 13 Lunas just next to the bus station in Ancud, Lake District, Chile. One of the best and coziest youth hostels I have been… Continue reading

Luggage systems: Backpack or trolley? This is (not) the question.

Whenever I travel, I ask myself the same question: How do I pack, what do I pack? As for the how, there are two options: Trolley or Backpack. My answer quick anser is… Continue reading

The Mundane Traveller on Easter Island and how he tricked the LAN Chile website to sell him the 1200 Euro ticket for only 500 Euro

After 30 hours flight from Shanghai over Toronto to Santiago de Chile, I arrived at my friend’s place already disappointed about not being able to go to the Easter Islands. This littleĀ 163.6 kmĀ²… Continue reading

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The challenges of improving the world Whenever I saw beggars, children selling souvenirs or people charity events asking for donation I wondered whether I should help or…

Child street hawkers and other odd types in Angkor Wat

All over Southeast Asia you will encounter this in tourist areas, but in Angkor Wat it is even part of the travel guide book folklore: children working as hawkers, selling you food, drinks,… Continue reading

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Alright, I managed to use my damaged Tokina 11-16mm on my classic Nikon D90, even with a defect filter ring. And it does give better colours than the built-in camera of my Samsung… Continue reading

Sunset at Angkor Wat (Siem Riep, Cambodia)

At the end of a full, hot day in the ancient Khmer Empire visiting the so-called “Small Circle”, there it was – sunset in the world shaking Angkor Wat. The biggest surprise is… Continue reading

Sunset on the 4000 islands in Laos

Don Det is one of the 4000 islands at the border of Laos to Cambodia. Most of those “islands” on the Mekong just consist of a tree on a fleck of earth the… Continue reading

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