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The first 24 hours in Taiwan Comments Off

Tweet After a shower and coming down a bit in the hostel, I went out to have dinner at the night-market. These markets are very common in Taiwan. You get fresh food on the streets and all shops are open till after midnight. Everything has this Chinese touch but still a little bit more developed […]

The arrival Comments Off

Tweet The start of my journey this year was more stress than I every thought. Michael was so nice to bring me with his car to the airport of Vienna. Unfortunately nobody thought about the several construction areas  in the city and to top this off the highway was completely blocked. Lucky me one hour […]

New Year – New Journey Comments Off

Tweet One year already passed by and I am nearly finished with my first Masters degree. This year is not just fun and travel, the first six weeks I am studying and researching for my thesis at the National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. At the end of August, after a hopefully intense and productive […]

Transsiberian Ulaanbaatar – Beijing Comments Off

Tweet At 6 o’clock in the morning it was time to go back to the train. This time we had to go with a Chinese train. There was no difference to the others, just one: a fan This was one of the most important things during this trip. In the dessert Gobi we reached a […]

13th Century Park Comments Off

Tweet After a very short night we went with to the 13th Century Park, about 100km away from Ulaanbaatar in the countryside. In this park several yurt camps are reconstructed and give a feeling for the life of the Mongolian long time ago. The entry fee of about €60 is very high and in my […]

Улаанбаатар (Ulaanbaatar) 2

Tweet Sergelen, a Mongolian friend of us, living normally in Vienna picked is up from the train station at 06:00 o’clock in the morning and we directly started our sight seeing trip through Ulaanbaatar, the about 100 years old capital of Mongolia with about 1 Million habitants. It is fascinating how the city has been […]

Transsiberian Иркутck (Irkutsk) – Улаанбаатар (Ulaanbaatar) Comments Off

Tweet After a car ride of about 5 hours back to the city, we had a last shower in the hostel and we directly went to the train station. Andi from San Francisco, USA and Daniel from Rome, Italy we got known to in Baikaler joined us. Before getting in the train again we organized […]

Olchon Island Comments Off

Tweet This is really the highlight of our trip right now. The biggest island of the lake Baikal has got about 732 km² and is located 300 km away from Irkutsk. The city has got no pipe water and electricity has been provided since 2007. The only connection to the rest of the world is […]

Irkutsk Comments Off

Tweet In Irkutsk we are just staying for one night and get directly to Olchon Island at the Lake Baikal afterwards. We are staying in the Baikaler Hostel which is located in the so called centre of the city. It is like a huge shared flat with  4 rooms, a bathroom and a small kitchen. […]

Transsiberian Moscow – Irkutsk Comments Off

Tweet On Monday the 12th of July we met with the two Russian girls who showed us Moscow’s day and night life at the trains station Jaroslaver which is directly located at the really beautiful metro station Komsomólskaja. After finding the right wagon it we could get our stuff into our new “home” for the […]