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How Small Is The World? | March 14, 2018

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The Long Way from Ölgii to Mörön, Mongolia, Without Own Vehicle

September 25, 2014 | 4

To travel without own vehicle in Mongolia is maybe the hardest way to travel in Mongolia. Since we couldn`t buy motorbikes in Ölgii (Өлгий), we tried to set out for Mörön (Мөрөн) without own vehicle. The direct way … Read More

Am I the Antipode of a Mongolian?

September 14, 2014 |

After a week or two of traveling in a new region or country I usually start to construct boxes. Boxes of stereotypes and clichés. The construction of these boxes is a vitally important activity through which I try … Read More

Colin Thubron`s “Shadow of the Silk Road”

August 30, 2014 |

Colin Thubron is almost entirely unknown in the German-speaking part of the world. That`s why I got to know him not before my girlfriend Tanja gave his book with the tacky title “Shadow of the Silk Road” to … Read More

How to Get from Charklik (Ruoqiang) to Dunhuang by Public Transport

August 19, 2014 |

There`s only few and flawed information about the trip from Charklik (Ruoqiang) to Dunhuang in China available at the moment. That`s one reason why I`ve done this trip! Here we go …


The Trip from … Read More

Charklik or Why I had to Adjust my Romantic Image of an Oasis

August 18, 2014 | 2

What pops up when you think about an oasis? Camels drinking water while the sun is setting behind sand dunes. Old men smoking water pipes while naked boys are enjoying the fresh water coming out of nowhere. Or … Read More

How Tripadvisor and Lonely Planet Change the Tourist Industry

August 10, 2014 |

The tourist industry is changing. Large publishing houses and online platforms have added zest to the “old” tourism structure. Particularly Lonely Planet and Tripadvisor gained substaintially in power. High time to have a closer look at how they … Read More

The Travel Experience – and to where it leads!

July 27, 2014 | 5


“Traveling is also a verifying process.”

Patric Ganz

This article had to be written as a reaction to a contribution of an US law professor who discredited traveling as a completely useless activity (Althouse). Without going into … Read More

About the Essentiality of Finding and Following your Pace of Travel

June 24, 2014 | 2

The analogy is astounding. To find and follow your own pace or rhythm of life is essential to have a self-determined, rewarding and happy life. That is what ancient as well as modern thinkers and writers proclaim (e.g. … Read More

You Know You Are in Iran, If …

June 12, 2014 | 1

My travel on the Silk Road brought me to IRAN. I stayed 35 days in this cat-shaped country. Nowadays, Iran is roughly three times smaller than its predecessor Persia, but is nevertheless a huge country. My time as … Read More

How to Climb Mount Shir Kuh (Mount Sir) from Yazd, Iran, Without a Guide in Two Days

June 7, 2014 | 2

Since it has been difficult to get reliable information in Yazd, as well as in the internet, about climbing Mount Shir Kuh (Mount Sir), “the lion mountain”, I herewith feed you with all the information you need … Read More