Berlin: the Cold War in 10 stops

I was 13 when the Berlin Wall came down. While I was counting the minutes to the next break, my history teacher went on about “big changes” and “huge impacts”!  I couldn’t care less about it at that age…
Fast forward 28 years and I find myself at the Brandenburg Gate, a little wiser and far more interested in history, ready to go on my very own Cold War tour of Berlin!… Continue reading

The chaotic diversity of Tirana

“Mëngjes?” I stutter.  The old man at “Freddy’s hostel” looks at me, surprised.
“Breakfast? No, we don’t do that here, but you can get a cup of coffee if you want…” At least that’s what I think he says. Between my non-existent Albanian and his non-existent English, it’s anybody’s guess…

I am in Tirana, the capital of Albania. … Continue reading

Eating my way around Hong Kong

“I promise, if you are still hungry after this, you can ask my boss for a refund” says Jacky. Together with 8 other food enthusiasts, I decided to join a Hong Kong food tour with Eating Adventures.
I could do with some insight to be honest, so far I haven’t dared to venture further than wonton noodles and dumplings and, as tasty as they might be, I am looking forward to having a local show me around the vast array of food to try in Hong Kong.… Continue reading