The 10 realities of island life

I’m currently spending my days in remote Santa Catalina, Panama, known for its exquisite diving and proximity to Coiba National Park. I’m helping out in a dive shop in return for lodging and the occasional dive. Technically I’m not living on an island. But I’m living by the coast, with beach, palm trees and ocean…

Day 16 – Borderline

From Costa Rica into Panama – Sixaola: A story of four booths. I have to go where now?

Costa Rica – Tour summary

The first country of my trip around the world has been wrapped up. Costa Rica is as green as people are friendly and overall it was a good start. Day 1 – Arrival – San José Usually I wouldn’t count the arrival day as day 1 but the plane landed so early and I was…

Insider travel tips for Taiwan

Getting around in Taiwan is surprisingly easy. In fact, it is one of those places that I recommend to my not so travel-savvy friends who are looking for a taste of Asia without all the challenges. However, if you know the following handy insights, your trip is guaranteed to be the easiest it can be….

Beautiful Hanami

Get abducted by Japanese people! Admire the cherry blossoms! Drink Sake!