Saudi Arabia 2022-23: 16 days spent on the western loop starting and ending in Riad, touching Ha'il, Al Ula, Medina, Jeddah, Al Bahah, Jabal Shada, Thee Ain, Abha, Najran Malaysia-Indonesia 2022: a 31 days trip to Malaysia (Sarawak, Sabah) and Sulawesi (Tana Toraja, Tangkoko) covering a number of widlife and cultural areas Slovenia Croatia Bosnia 2022: nine days spent in Slovenia (Bled, Piran, Postojna), Croatia (Plitvice NP, Brac and Krk islands) and Mostar
Italy 2021-22: a two weeks trip to southern Italy covering Lecce, Otranto, Alberobello, Bari, Altamura, Matera, Paestum, Naples, Rome, Pisa and Florence Poland Ukraine Hungary 2021: a month spent in Leipzig, northern and eastern Poland, western and central Ukraine and most of Hungary except for Budapest Scandinavia 2020: a four weeks trip by car from Munich to the North Cape, the northernmost point in continental Europe
Turkey 2019-20: a two weeks trip to the Euphrates-Tigris basin and the ancient Greek and Roman sites of the Mediterranean coast of Turkey Indonesia 2019: nine days spent in east Indonesia visiting Maluku (Ternate, Tidore), West Papua (Raja Ampat), northern Sulawesi and Surabaya Sri Lanka 2019: a five days loop across southwest Sri Lanka, covering Colombo, the central highlands (Kandy, Nuwara Eliya), the Udawalawe NP and Galle
Thailand 2019: a short five days trip across central Thailand covering Bangkok, Kanchanaburi and the Erawan national park Balkans 2019: a 15 days round trip Romania (Transylvania, Bucharest), Bulgaria (Veliko Tarnovo and Plovdiv) and Greece (Thassos island) Malaysia 2018: a 17 days trip to West Malaysia (Kedah, Teluk Intan), Singapore, KL and Sarawak (Maludam, Bakun, Niah, Lambir hills, Loagan Bunut)
Thailand 2018: a short trip to Hua Hin, a seaside resort city with a good tourist infrastructure and the Sam Roi Yot national park China 2018: a short trip to Xiamen, a coastal city in Fujian (China) with a beautiful historic core and several temples Algeria 2018-19: a 15 days round trip from northern Algeria across the Atlas mountains into the Sahara desert and back to the coast
Balkans 2018: a 15 days loop across the Balkans, starting and ending in Munich, across Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia Lebanon 2017-18: a two weeks winter trip to Lebanon, covering most of the highlights in the north, centre and north of the country Malaysia 2017: two and a half weeks in Malaysia spent in west Malaysia and Sabah covering a number of national parks, the Kenyir lake, Pekan and the Fraser's hill
Vietnam 2017: a short four day trip to the city Danang in central Vietnam with side trips to Hoi An and My Son Azerbaijan 2017: a six days trip across Azerbaijan covering Baku, Qobustan, Lahic and Sheki Georgia 2017: eight days spent travelling in Georgia: Tbilisi, Mtshketa, Gori, Kutaisi, Svaneti, Kazbegi, Kakheti, Sighnaghi and David Gareja
Cyprus 2016-17: two weeks in Cyprus, spent visiting cities, historical and archaeological sites Indonesia 2016: 15 days spent in Nusa Tenggara in east Indonesia, visiting Flores, West Timor, Sumba and Bali Taiwan 2016: a brief trip to central Taiwan, visiting Taichung and the area around it
Iran 2016: a brief trip to Iranian Azerbaijian and Kurdistan: Zanjan, Soltaniyeh, Karaftu, Takht e Soleyman Baltics 2016: two weeks across the Baltics, visiting Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Helsinki Morocco 2015-16: two weeks across Morocco covering Marrakech, the Atlas, the Sahara desert and the Atlantic coast
Slovenia-Croatia 2015: a one week trip to Ljubljana and Croatia's Adriatic coast: Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar Kazakhstan 2015: a brief four days visit to Kazakhstan, including Astana and Almaty Kyrgyzstan 2015: five days spent in Bishkek, the Ala Archa NP and the Issyk Kul lake
Mongolia 2015: a short trip to Ulan Bator, the Hustai NP, Khögnö Khan and Karakoram Iran 2014-15: a two weeks loop covering Tehran, Shush, Tchoga Zanbil, Shushtar, Kish, Qeshm, Shiraz, Isfahan, Kashan and Qom Malaysia 2014: three weeks spent in West Malaysia (Royal Belum, Ulu Muda, Gunung Stong, Tumpat, KL) and Batang Ai in Sarawak
Philippines 2014: a brief five days trip to the Philippines, our first visit to the country, covering the islands of Cebu and Bohol Indonesia 2014: a few days spent in Bandung (daytrip to Kawah Putih, Situ Patenggeng and the surroundings) and Jakarta in western Java Germany 2014: 10 days spent travelling across northern Germany visiting Hamburg, Lübeck, Rügen, Berlin, Wittenberg and Bayreuth
Denmark 2014: a few days spent visiting Copenhagen, Helsingör and Trelleborg (Sweden) in mid June 2014 The Netherlands 2014: a short trip to the Netherlands covering Amsterdam and Delft UAE 2013-14: a two weeks trip to the U.A.E: Dubai, Sharjah, Khasab (Oman), Dibba, Fujairah, Al Ain, the Liwa oasis and Abu Dhabi
Malaysia 2013: two weeks in KL and Sabah (KK, Garama river, Sepilok, Sandakan, Tabin, Mantanani and Tiga islands) Thailand 2013: a one week trip to Thailand, covering the beach resort of Khao Lak, the Khao Sok national park and Bangkok Taiwan 2013: a two weeks loop touching Taipei, Hualian, the Taroko gorge, Kaohsiung, Tainan, Guanziling, Alishan and Lugang
Sicily 2012-13: a two weeks loop around Sicily touching Catania, Mt Etna, Taormina, Villa Casale, Palermo, Agrigento, Ragusa, Siracusa and more Malaysia 2012: a brief trip to the islands off Semporna in Sabah, famous for the marine life around them and their beautiful beaches, and KL Indonesia 2012: three days spent visiting Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, a modern city whose historic heritage has been largely destroyed
Thailand 2012: five days spent in northern Thailand in the mountains near Chiang Mai, with a trip to Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle area India 2012: a four days trip to Kerala in southern India, visiting the backwaters around Alappuzha and Kochi, a city with a rich colonial heritage Czech republic 2012: eight days spent in the south of the Czech republic visiting several beautiful sites, many of them in the UNESCO World Heritage list
Poland 2012: a five day trip to southern Poland, covering Jawor, Wroclaw, Krakow, Auschwitz, Kalwaria Zebridowska and the Wielicza salt mine Dresden 2012: three days spent visiting Dresden, a city with an impressive cultural heritage in Saxony on the Elbe river Egypt 2011-12: two weeks in Siwa, Cairo, Alexandria, El Alamein and the Nile valley (Luxor, Abydos, Dendera, Assuan and Abu Simbel)
Malaysia 2011: a brief 10 days trip covering Kuala Lumpur, Pinang, Kota Kinabalu, Kudat and the region around the Tip of Borneo Iran 2011: two weeks spent in Iran visiting Shiraz, Persepolis, Yazd, Kashan, Tehran, Mashhad and climbing Mt Damavand Spain 2011: a two weeks trip to Barcelona, Madrid, El Escorial, Toledo, Cordoba, Sevilla, Zahara, Cadiz, Tarifa and Granada
Oman 2010-11: Muscat, Rustaq, Sohar, Ibri, Al Ayn, Bahla, Nizwa, Ibra, Wahiba desert, Sur, Salalah, Taqah, Mirbat, Mughsail, Dhofar Malaysia 2010: KL, Mulu Pinnacles, Singapore, Lang Tengah, Kapas, Perak, NPs near Kuching, Labuan, Brunei, Dubai Jordan 2009-10: a two weeks trip from north to south covering Amman, Jerash, the Dead Sea, Petra and Aqaba
Egypt 2010: six days spent in the Sinai visiting Sharm el-Sheikh and the St Catherine monastery Indonesia 2009: nine days in Bali, Yogyakarta, Borobudur, Dieng plateau, Prambanan, Mt Bromo, Surabaya Malaysia 2009: KL, Johor Bahru, Mersing, Seribuat islands, Teluk Intan, Sematan, Tanjung Datu, Gunung Gading and Similajau NPs
Dubai 2009: brief three nights stopover in Dubai, a rich emirate on the Arabian peninsula with nice beaches and shopping complexes Australia 2009: nine days spent visiting Australia's east coast touching Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne Malaysia 2008-09: KL, Langkawi and Sabah (Labuk bay, Kinabatangan river, Danum valley and the islands off Semporna)
France 2008: A 17 days trip covering Strasbourg, Reims, Paris, the Loire valley castles, the Atlantic coast and Lyon Switzerland 2008: A brief four days trip to Geneva, Zurich and Liechtenstein Japan 2007: A two weeks trip in autumn 2007 to Tokyo, Nikko, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima and Miyajima island
Macau 2007: Three days spent in Macau, a former Portuguese colony with lots of cultural heritage in China Malaysia 2007: Six days spent in Kuala Lumpur at the beginning and end of the Asia 2007 trip Greece 2007: A two weeks roundtrip to Athens and the Peloponnese, combining visits to archaeological sites with beach holidays
Morocco 2007: 7 days spent in Marrakech, the Dades Valley, Merzouga, Fes, Meknes, Rabat and Casablanca Vietnam 2006: 10 days spent in Saigon, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi with side trips to Halong bay and Tay Ninh Cambodia 2006: trip to Siem Reap and the Angkor temples, then overland to Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital
Malaysia 2006-07: eight days spent in Kuala Lumpur, Seremban and the Genting highlands Dubai 2006: report of a brief three days stopover in Dubai, a high-end emirate on the Arabian peninsula with nice beaches and shopping complexes China 2006: Shenzhen, Urumqi, Kashgar, Silk road, Khunjerab pass, Dunhuang, Chongqing, Three gorges, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Dalian, Beijing
Thailand 2006: six days spent in the island of Koh Samui and Bangkok Malaysia 2006: four days spent in Kuala Lumpur and Teluk Intan (Perak) Laos 2005-06: 12 days spent travelling across northern, central and southern Laos
China 2005: two weeks spent travelling to Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Lhasa and Guangzhou South Korea 2005: five days spent in Pusan, Gyeongju and Seoul Taiwan 2005: report of a brief visit to Taipei in early October 2005
Italy 2005: 8 days spent travelling in Bozen, Rome, Florence and Pisa. China 2004: a 17 days trip to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guilin, Yangshuo, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Zhongdian (Yunnan) India 2004: a 10 days trip to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner and the Sariska national park
Singapore Malaysia 2004: report of a brief trip to Singapore and Malaysia (Teluk Intan, Cameron highlands, Kuala Lumpur) Prague 2004: a four day visit to Prague, the beautful Czech capital, in August 2004 Malaysia 2003: a report of a three weeks trip to Sarawak, Sabah, Brunei, Kelantan, Terengganu in August 2003
Vienna - Budapest 2003: a brief visit by car to the two former capitals of the Habsburg empire in June 2003 Egypt 2003: a detailed travelogue of a trip to the Red Sea, Luxor, Assuan, Abu Simbel and Cairo Malaysia 2002: a visit to Kuala Lumpur, Teluk Intan, Melaka and Langkawi and a brief report of our Chinese wedding in December 2002
Portugal 2002: a two weeks trip through southern and central Portugal, visiting the Algarve, Lisboa, Alcobaca, Batalha and Coimbra in April 2002 Myanmar 2002: 14 days spent travelling across lower and Central Myanmar in December 2002 Sabah 2001: a brief visit to Sabah, which included a climb to Mt Kinabalu and a visit to Sandakan and Sepilok
Egypt 2001: 11 days spent in January 2001 travelling across Egypt. Cairo, Luxor and then back 1200 Km across the western desert Cambodia 2000: a brief trip to the magnificent ruins of the ancient city of Angkor. Overland from and to Bangkok, during the rainy season in September 2000 Sarawak 2000-2001: two trips to Sarawak in April 2000 and January 2001, to Kuching, the Rejang river, and the Bako, Niah and Mulu national parks.
Perhentian 1999-2000: a brief report of four trips in 1999/2000 to the Perhantian islands, on peninsular Malaysia's east coast Laos 2000: two weeks spent travelling in Laos in April 2000, visiting Vientiane and Luang Prabang Tioman 1999: a report of two trips to Tioman island off peninsular Malaysia's east coast in September and October 1999
Cerating 1999: Two trips to Cerating, a sleepy and quiet beach resort on peninsular Malaysia's east coast in September and November 1999