Sri lanka impressions

we have been back one week now from a 2 week long holiday on Sri Lanka. It was the first real holiday that we have had in several years, a real holiday in my book being where you switch off, experience new things and return feeling truly refreshed. We had a private tour, my husband…

a day in Vienna

last week I was in Vienna on a business trip. Vienna is of course a lovely city, and it was not my first time there, which was lucky, as most of the time I was in a hotel room listening to Chinese, but that is another story. On the Saturday, after a leisurely breakfast, I…

women on tour

  Last week a female colleague and I were on the subway in Bucharest. There were 2 young males opposite. One of them heard us speaking English, and started then talking to his friend in English, but not nice English of course. The words he were used were designed to shock, he was looking for…

my top 10 travel tips for Asia

wear good walking shoes. drink lots of water, and carry it with you. never pass by the opportunity of a western style toilet. learn a few local words, like hello – ni hau, goodbye for which you can use bye bye, and thank you xie xie. This is all in Mandarin. no idea what it…

sailing away

my last day in Hong Kong was yesterday. I had a day to kill before my incredibly late flight, and exceedingly sore feet from all that walking the day before. My top tip for you if you are planning a trip with lots of sightseeing – wear decent walking shoes. So anyway I needed a…