Safari and deluxe camping in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

We arrived in July in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, on an 8-passengers plane from Victorial Falls. Landing on an airstrip (read; a piece of open land with zebras grassing at one end), we were picked up by Albert, our safari guide and jeep driver for the next four days. On our way from the airstrip… Continue reading Safari and deluxe camping in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Overnight road trip: Tokyo to Hakone and Mount Fuji

This was our second visit to Japan. It was April and cherry blossom festival in Tokyo and Kyoto, but this time we wanted to see something else. So, we booked a car. After 11 hours flight from Europe, we spent half a day and a night fighting jetlag in cherry blooming Tokyo. Had some lovely… Continue reading Overnight road trip: Tokyo to Hakone and Mount Fuji

Scenic Sorrento Peninsula and murky Naples

End-of-season trip to Sorrento Peninsula and Naples H.C. Andersen, Freud, and Goethe knew how to find good accommodation, without the use of Google: They have all visited Grand Hotel Cocumella, a former monastery and Latin grammar school in Saint’Agnello, a 10-minutes stroll from Sorrento. Cocumella has a lush convent garden, shady benches, and a large terrace… Continue reading Scenic Sorrento Peninsula and murky Naples

Singapore: More than a staging post

First impressions of Singapore and a few tips To me, Singapore used to be little more than a staging post on journeys to e.g. Australia. I imagined a city-state dominated by skyscrapers and container ships, with expat enclaves as the only touch of greenery. Then, I grabbed an opportunity to spend a long weekend there… Continue reading Singapore: More than a staging post