Through Russia with the transsiberian railway

One of my bucket list items was travelling through the Russian winter on those famous trains that connect the biggest country in the world. After postponing this year after year, this time, during the change of years from 2019 to 2020, there was finally a good opportunity lining up. So…

A visit to Ausschwitz-Birkenau

Because this place seems to intrigue me for quite a while, I put it on the bucket list, and, after several unsuccessful attempts that are a story for another time, I finally made it this year. I don’t want to get too much into the details of what happened there…

10 goals and changes for 2018

Does it need the change of the year to make a change in life? I don’t think so. But any day is a good day to make a change, so I made this list of 10 goals and changes to make in my life in 2018.

Flying to the north pole

On my list to visit all countries of the world, I found that an important spot was missing, but that spot is not actually a country: The North Pole. As there is no land mass at the pole (sometimes it is ice, sometimes just water), travelling there usually involves a…

Back in time – A visit to the chornobyl exclusion zone

For many years I was thinking about visiting the site of the chornobyl accident of 1986. For some reason, this place attracts me in a strange way and I am not sure why. So I did my research and got myself a tour guide for one day who showed me…