February, 2014

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Canberra – Australia’s capital

Today I took a bus from Sydney to Canberra to visit one of my friends living there. The bus ticket is relatively cheap – just $27 for the three and a half hours drive. Canberra from above One of the first things I did with my friend is to goRead More…


Sydney, Australia

So after 4 planes and 2 days of traveling from Cancun, Mexico I arrived in Sydney, Australia. My first impression: There are so many beautiful girls everywhere… And: Driving in a bus on the left side of the road is weird. Later I find that people actually walk on theRead More…


Fiji stopover (Los Angeles – Australia)

After 11 hours of flight we landed in Fiji, which is about two thirds of the way from Los Angeles to Sydney. I realized that this was my first time in the Southern Hemisphere. When we exited the plane at 5 am local time, the air was warm and humidRead More…


Serendipity at airports

It can be quite amazing what kind of people you meet at airports. At the Cancun airport I met a young Ukrainian woman. We both spoke Russian, we both had almost the same first name, we both had the flight to Mexico city and we both would wait at theRead More…


Playa del Carmen (Southern Mexico)

Playa del Carmen is a mid-sized beach town about an hour south of Cancun on the Yucatan peninsula in Southern Mexico. Night life in Playa del Carmen While I recommend the all-inclusive hotels outside of Playa del Carmen for staying, this town is nevertheless nice for a visit. One ofRead More…


Mayan Caribbean south of Cancun

The Caribbean coast of the Mexican Yucatan peninsula has some of the best beaches in North America. White sand, warm ocean water and tropical temperatures all year round. Especially in the winter the south of Mexico is an ideal destination to get away from the cold weather that grips allRead More…


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