How much history fits in four days? A ride through 6000 years of England - from Stone Age Stonehenge to the latest futuristic attraction in the seaside resort of Brighton.
Good food strengthens morale on board. The old explorers already knew that. If you sail along the coast of Norway today, you will be pampered with the best that the country has to offer.
The Hurtigruten drive 2,400 kilometers each day along the coast of Norway to the Russian border. So far you could admire the landscape only from the deck. From 2016 there will be expeditions on land in the footsteps of polar explorers.
"Pinit" is Thai and means friendly, considerate, caring. This says Mr. Pinit, my tour guide, who leads me to the cave temple at Prachuap. An encounter.
Actually, I just wanted to visit the mosque in Bandung, and that is not without headgear. It has become a whole day in the city, covered with a headscarf. An experiment with surprising findings.
This story begins in May 2014 when I went to a bar in Christchurch to meet someone. And now, nine months later, I jump out of a plane almost six kilometers high. And only because I met Rob then.
New Zealand is best to travel in your own car, they say. It's true, unfortunately. For two weeks I was driving in the rental car on the Coromandel Peninsula. Golden times.
Tonga could be what the old masters dreamed of: a paradise in the South Seas, wild and original, as if painted in rich colors. This is colonial kitsch - but only almost.
Since the earthquake nearly four years ago, Christchurch looks quite old - all broken. And I as a rubble woman in the middle.