Travels

Travelling is one of my passions. Not as a typical tourist searching for a sunny beach, but as a way to get to know countries, cultures and people. As a historically and politically interested chap, I am especially keen on travelling countries and regions that have been in the news quite a bit (like the Middle East or the Balkans) – something which has expanded my understanding of politics and international relations, I hope.

So far I have been to the following countries:

- Albania: When you visit Albania, take a lot of time with you because transport is slow. I have only been to Tirana and Vlora so far, but I saw the beautiful mountains from the bus on the way from Macedonia and when I hiked up Mount Dajti. I was very impressed by the story of Albanians who hid and rescued Jews during the Holocaust, the only country in Europe to do so on a large scale.

- Australia: A dream destination ever since I was a little boy, this dream came true earlier than expected: When I was 15, I won a scholarship for a 3 month-long student exchange programme to Australia. In 1992, I attended Concordia College in Adelaide, South Australia and also had the chance to travel the outback with visits to Ayers Rock, Alice Springs and a night in an old mine in Coober Pedy. A one week-long field trip with school to Kangaroo Island almost turned into “Lord of the Flies” due to lack of food.

- Austria: The destination of many family holidays because my parents preferred the mountains over the sea. As a child I found that a bit boring, but meanwhile I enjoy mountains tremendously (like all nature) and I like the beautiful Austrian cities, the food (especially Kaiserschmarrn) and the friendly people.

- Belgium: As a homo politicus I have of course visited Brussels several times, including visits to some of the EU institutions.

- Croatia: It was still Yugoslavia back then and this was my first trip to a Socialist country. The Cold War upbringing had worked well as I was dutifully scared when upon crossing the border I saw the red star on the flag and had my first glimpse at a Kalashnikov.

- Czech Republic: I first went to Prague in 1990 after the revolution which overthrew Communism. I have been to Prague and a few other cities since and find it charming and interesting. A visit to Terezin/Theresienstadt, the site of a former concentration camp was very memorable. On a happier note, Bor-Vysocany has the best paintball field I have ever seen.

- Egypt: Just one day in Sinai, on a day trip from Israel. I remember Egyptian passport control which my friend successfully bribed, a car rental company without any cars, a dubious meal in the desert, soaring heat and a bus that looked like it would fall apart any second.

- Estonia: In late October 2012, coincidentally on the day of the first snowfall of that winter, I went to Tallinn and then to the island of Hiiumaa. It was a beautiful, interesting and exciting trip, not least thanks to a great guide whom I met via Couchsurfing. He showed me everything from hidden cemeteries in the forest to crumbling Soviet bunkers to beautiful beaches.

- France: In 1992 I attended a forest fire fighting camp of the Scouts de France in Luminy, outside of Marseille. One week we had to help the fire fighters to spot forest fires, and one week we learned how to sail, how to climb, how to dive and were just hiking along the coast, sleeping under the stars. Beautiful! Since, I have been to Strasbourg a few times (for the EU Parliament mainly) and to Paris, where I once ended up by accident when returning from New York.

- Germany: I lived in Germany for most of the time from 1975 to 2009. Given that the world is a large and interesting place, that was too long of a time to stay at the same place. I have therefore no plans of returning soon.

- Greece: Despite my Greek first name, I have only been to Athens and to Thessaloniki for a few days. If I had to pick one restaurant for the rest of my life, it would be a Greek one.

- Iran: Probably the most interesting country I have ever been to. Two trips in 2009, the first as a tourist, exploring Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz for 2 weeks. A beautiful country with the biggest possible discrepancy between smart, open, funny people and a brutal and backward government. The second trip to join the protests against the rigged elections in 2009. I have never before seen so much courage as in the streets of Tehran in that time, and I experienced the brutality of the crackdown myself, was beaten up by riot police, later arrested in the street by the Intelligence Service, taken to Evin prison, spent a week blindfolded in solitary confinement, being interrogated day and night, without anybody knowing where I was. Definitely the most intense week of my life.

Klagemauer Mai 09- Israel: My most favourite country. I first visited as a 16-year old in 1992 on a youth exchange programme and experienced fantastic hospitality, wonderful nature and cities, an overwhelming amount of history, both ancient and recent. And I began to understand more and more about the Middle East. Israel is the perfect combination of Mediterranean beauty, the excitement of the Middle East, and the living standard and the political freedoms of a stable democracy. And Jerusalem is the most fascinating city in the world. My last visit so far was a road trip around Israel in 2009.

- Italy: When I was a child, we took a few family trips to the Dolomites in South Tyrol. Later I visited Rome, the most beautiful city in the world, and Venice. In October 2013, I finally moved to Italy, first to live in Sicily for 6 months, which was not enough to explore that diverse island with its fascinating mountain ranges, old cities and volcanic islands, and now in Bari.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA- Jordan: Again only a one-day trip, but a positively memorable one. It began with the very friendly and jocular reception by the border guards at the crossing between Eilat (Israel) and Aqaba (Jordan), and continued with an apparent wrong turn that led into a military zone, and again joyful encounters with Jordanian soldiers at both checkpoints and in a garrison. Petra is amazing, if a bit overrun by tourists.

- Kosovo: In February 2009 I went to Kosovo to join the celebrations for the 1st anniversary of Kosovo’s independence. I stayed in Mitrovica, a town divided by a river between a Serb north and an Albanian south. My Serbian friends in the north would never go south of the river and the Albanians would never venture north; I myself crossed the river constantly. It was interesting to see such a young country with many former refugees returning (some voluntary, some not), in a very optimistic and upbeat spirit. Also, I have never seen such a pro-Western Muslim-majority country.

- Latvia: I spent a beautiful week travelling through Latvia, staying with Couchsurfers. I hiked through Gauja National Park, hiked up Gaizinkalns, Latvia’s highest mountain, was overwhelmed by the beauty of Riga and walked on the frozen sea at Jurmala.

Lebanon: Christmas 2006 I was in Beirut, where tanks and soldiers with assault rifles were protecting the churchgoers and the buildings were still riddled with bullet holes from past wars. Most memorable though was the taxi ride to Damascus (Syria) in one of the most severe snowstorms I have ever seen. We were continually bumping into other cars, veering off the road and because all other passengers were strong smokers, we couldn’t close the windows and at the end of the journey I was covered in a few centimetres of snow. Worst of all, one of the passengers lauded Hitler upon learning that I was from Germany.

- Liechtenstein: No, it didn’t have anything to do with money.

Vilnius cathedral at night 12- Lithuania: I lived in Vilnius for one year from 2012 to 2013. A very beautiful, sweet country and perfect for a lover of nature and history like myself, although the local historiography is sometimes a bit distorting. In summer, it’s a great country for outdoor activities: hiking, canoeing, cycling, running; everybody here seems to love and appreciate nature. Winters are long and tough, but it was a great experience to walk on the frozen sea at Nida on the beautiful Curonian Spit.

- Luxembourg: OK, this one did have to do with money.

- Macedonia: Full of history, beautiful mountains, Roman ruins, monasteries, very friendly and hospitable people. Macedonia offers the most beautiful train rides. Too bad that somebody decided to turn Skopje into a second Las Vegas.

Malta sunset 2- Malta: I moved to Malta in December 2011 to spend the winter months on this small Mediterranean island. I was lucky to live just 30 seconds from the sea, which I could also overlook from my balcony. Very relaxing. Beautiful old cities, beautiful coastline, fantastic sunsets, but unfortunately not more than maybe 100 trees. I like the style of the architecture in Malta which seemed to me like a mix of European and Middle Eastern styles.

- Mexico: After Mexico was becoming more dangerous than the Middle East due to its drug war, I had to go there of course. Monterrey impressed me with the surrounding mountains, and Guadalajara with its beautiful old city around the cathedral.

- Morocco: That was a really short trip, just one day in Casablanca, but it was worth the experience. What I remember most is the colourfulness in the city, in the streets, in the people. It was so hot, I got sunburnt through my clothes.

- Palestine: Several trips to the West Bank, mostly peaceful, except one time when kids in Jericho were throwing stones onto my car (while I was inside). I once tried to get into Gaza, but my entry was prevented by the IDF at Erez crossing.

- Serbia: A bus tour through the whole country (to go to Kosovo and back) and then a few interesting days in Belgrade on the Danube. A bit of a weird feeling to be in a city that was bombed by NATO forces in 1999, especially as I clearly remember having supported this NATO campaign.

- Singapore: On a stopover to Australia. I remember the humidity of close to 100 %, the temples that smelled like weed, and the food market in the basement of the shopping mall where people brought live animals and killed them upon purchase.

- Slovenia: Possibly the most beautiful country in Europe. I am really not into Christmas, but Ljubljana at Christmas is an unforgettably beautiful sight. Piran, Portorož and Koper are also worth a visit. I have never met so many people who speak so many foreign languages fluently as in Slovenia.

- Spain: Four days in Barcelona. A friend of mine was doing his Erasmus term there, which was a good chance to visit. That’s when I began to realize that Erasmus students are not really students.

- Switzerland: I love mountains, direct democracy and multi-lingual countries, so it’s perfect. If only it weren’t so expensive.

- Syria: After an adventurous taxi ride for four hours from Beirut, I experienced Damascus. The old city is truly astonishing, with the Umayyad Mosque the most impressive mosque I have ever been in. The rest of the city is nothing spectacular though. The first hotel had no heating, no warm water, holes in the window and no extra blanket. I caught pneumonia. Trying to find a cinema that showed an English language film, I saw the extent of Syrian censorship: no English language film with any reference to politics, history, sex or anything similarly outrageous. I only found one theatre that had foreign films, the choice was between a Disney cartoon and Zorro.

- Thailand: Ok, I was hardly there. On the way back from Australia, the plane made a stop at Bangkok airport but I didn’t even leave the plane. To be honest, with the reputation that travel to Thailand has, I am not too keen on going there either. (Completely unfair towards most of Thailand, I know.)

- Turkey: Only Istanbul so far, mainly thanks to stopovers on the way to the Middle East.

- United Arab Emirates: Just a few stops in Dubai on flights to and from Iran. A lot of sand. I don’t share the hype, honestly, although I do like what “Mission Impossible 4” did at the Burj Kalifa.

- United Kingdom: After graduation from secondary school in Germany, the school organises a trip of one week. In my case, we could choose between three destinations: Rome, Budapest and London. Those who had studied Latin went to Rome, those who just wanted to get smashed went to Budapest, and the nerds went to London. Thus I came to London for the first time. 15 years later, I moved there for a few years and even walked across England, from coast to coast and along the West Highland Way in Scotland.

- United States of America: Always fascinated with America, I was reading anything about US history and politics and society I could get my hands on as a teenager. When I first went to America at age 19, I was actually a bit scared that I might be disappointed because America had – to use the cliché – become this shining city on a hill to me. But I was not disappointed at all. Since then I have been to the USA many times, for work, for business, for pleasure. I have been East (New York, Maine, DC, Florida) and West (California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona), North (Illinois) and South (Texas) and in between (Kentucky). Yosemite National Park is the most beautiful place on this planet! My work experiences with Clark County District Attorney’s office in Las Vegas, the German Consulate in New York or a law firm in Los Angeles have been tremendously exciting and would each provide enough material for a book.

- Vatican: Didn’t quite feel like it was a real state. (Read my contribution to that debate.)

Despite this list, my appetite for travel is far from satisfied. So if you live in any country that I haven’t visited yet, feel free to invite me! ;-)

61 Responses to Travels

  1. MARY JANE MAIQUEZ says:

    THAT WAS GOOD……….SO YOU MEAN THEY DONT SPEAK ENGLISH IN SYRIA,BASED ON THE FILM,……….I WANT TO INVITE YOU IN MY COUNTRY,YOU CAN TRY IF YOU WANT……GO IN BORACAY,CAM SUR,AND IN HUNDRED ISLAND………..SURELY YOU WILL ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!

  2. PlinkyPlonky says:

    On behalf of my country, I feel very flattered.

  3. Hallo Andreas,
    deinen Blog habe ich ueber einen Kommentar gefunden, den du zum Thema Work-Life Balance gemacht hast. Aus reiner Neugier habe ich weitergelesen und dann festgestellt dass wir ein paar Gemeinsamkeiten haben. Ich komme urspruenglich aus Freiburg, habe 1999 auch via einen Schueleraustausch des Landes Baden Wuerttemberg 3 Monate in Jamestown, S.A (250 miles noerdl. von Adelaide) verbringen duerfen. Mit 19 bin ich nach London gezogen, dort habe ich 7 Jahre verbracht. Ich bin nun wieder in Berlin und arbeite in der Werbebranche. Warum ich schreibe? Ich freue mich einfach darueber dass ich ueber WordPress immer wieder Menschen finde, die sehr aehliche Erfahrungen gemacht haben wie ich selbst. London ist eine grossartige Stadt, gruesse sie von mir!

  4. Fraser says:

    Jealous. So many places visited. And yet no visit to Scotland? Where did you go in California?

    • Fraser,
      I’ll definitely go to Scotland soon. I like the outdoors and rugged nature, so that should be wonderful for me.
      In California, I was in Los Angeles, San Francisco, everything in between, then anything on the way from Los Angeles to Nevada and – the most beautiful place I have ever seen – Yosemite National Park.

  5. Fidel Hart says:

    You certainly have seen the world. I just took a quick glance. I will be back to comment again after I thoroughly read about each country you visited. I definitely have to find out where that supermarket is at in Singapore. That must be quite a sight.

  6. marife says:

    i wonder which part of Singapore you are referring to, i live here but i haven’t gone to that place that you have written about. as far as i know singapore restricted the slaughter of animals in the slaughter house only.

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  9. Rae says:

    Wow, I’m really impressed! And I thought I liked to travel… but you really take the cake on that. I’m jealous of your travels. They’re all very fascinating.

    If you’re looking for a country to visit that you haven’t yet, may I suggest China? I’m living in China now, teaching English to university students, and I have to say, it’s a fascinating country. I’ve never been in a place as unique as China, and while it’s easy to go to the country and say you’ve “seen” it if you visit Beijing or Shanghai, real China is harder to find. I’m living in a (giant) city called Wuhan that’s the capital of Hubei province, and it’s amazing how many people stare at me on a regular basis simply because I’m “foreign.” You might find the culture interesting. Not to mention the food is amazing and definitely not your average “Chinese” food that’s touted in the U.S. and UK as being “authentic.”

    Just a thought…

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  11. Stewie says:

    Thailand is an amazing place, you should go! The people have a great sense of humour and there are stunning natural and cultural sights.

  12. Riazi Snaps says:

    I was pleasantly surprised to see Iran on your list of places travelled, and shocked to hear that you participated in the protests.

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  14. khantwal says:

    your ideas about travelling are same as me! i guess!,getting to know the people ,the culture.wish you’d have written more about your experiences with the people of the country you visited,something unique about their culture that you experienced etc.

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  16. if intersted in not so mainstream tourist countries, check out Bosnia&Herzegovina and you’d be definitely (positively) surprised

  17. & Malaysia (on a totally unrelated note but worth of visit)

  18. babyboomer says:

    By happenstance I came upon your blog and am tickled pink that you love Yosemite National Park. That is my backyard as I live in the Sierra National Forest, right outside of YNP. I take my dogs there for swimming. Last year we had the most magnificent waterfalls and rapids in the Merced river as we had heavy and long rains. Best regards.

    • You live in paradise!
      Even 11 years and many adventurous trips later, I still remember the profound feeling of happiness I had while I was hiking around Yosemite.

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  20. Piebe Hutkak says:

    You’ve never been to the Netherlands?! Nice blog, read it with pleasure.

  21. Meredith Barnes says:

    Wow!! So cool to be able to travel so much!

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  23. Janus says:

    I live in Brazil – and while I highly recommend a visit, I wouldn’t recommend a visit without a guide LOL I mean, people here don’t really speak English and you can get in trouble…well, depending on where you are in Brazil you can get mugged, robbed or kidnapped once they realize you’re a foreigner (which won’t take too long once they hear you speaking english, will it :P)!

  24. Not a lot of South American countries on your list there… You should give Bolivia a go, it’s worth it!

    • I know, I have never been to South America at all. :-(
      It’s a huge dream of mine, but I’d like to go there for longer, so I need to save a bit for a flight and learn some Spanish. But it may happen in one or two years.

      • Yep, with Spanish you’ll get by much easier since hardly anyone speaks English. Especially in Bolivia, even in touristy places you’re lost without some spanish survival basics. Let me know when you travel through Santa Cruz, k?

  25. g says:

    If you make it to michigan stop by and I can show you around detroit!

  26. Matthew says:

    You should go to Norway if you like nature. Most beautiful place I travelled to.

    • Andreas Moser says:

      I plan to visit Norway in the coming months actually. Whenever I see photos of the country, I am stunned by the beautiful nature. What time of the year did you go there?

      • Matthew says:

        I just went last september and it was amazing. Im more of a city guy myself and was a bit naive before i went. I highly suggest a trip to geiranger fjord, besseggen in jutenheim national park and the atlantic road near molde. Simply breathaking. Im planning to next january to tromso to see the northern lights. Need any more info just let me know

  27. skycastles says:

    Very, very jealous of all the places you’ve been, even though I’m not sure I’d feel comfortable in many of them lol

  28. Katarina says:

    I am from Ljubljana, Slovenia and your blog just made my day :)

    • I am happy to hear that. So far, I have always been to Slovenia in winter. I hope that I will manage to come and visit in summer this or next year.

      • Joscha says:

        What a coincidence the most recent comment is just about Ljubljana! I’m a German myself, who has been living in Slovenia for three months by now (in the town of Krško, in cozy proximity to the only nuclear plant on the territory of Ex-Yugoslavia) as a European Volunteer. I just stumbled across your blog a few days ago and I haven’t been able to stop reading yet. Greatest compliments to your interesting articles and your precise, softly ironical writing style!

        I don’t quite agree with you on Slovenia being the perhaps most beautiful country in Europe (not since crossing the Gorges de l’Ardeche and the Alpilles on a bicycle tour through southeastern France), but with the seaside and Ljubljana at Christmas you’ve probably seen it from its prettiest side. Still, it’s a fascinating country and I can recommend you visiting it. Just spare yourself Lake Bled, which is kind of a touristic hype and not so special after all, if you’ve seen any other Alpine lake before. On the other hand, Primorska region (the Slovene hinterlands of Triest) is definitely worth a visit, while the southeast will probably seem you like a copy of the Palatinate, the Black Forest or the Swabian Alps. And if you’re a fan of home-made wine and šnaps (that Slovenians tend to consume on every possible and impossible occasion and hour), there is probably no better country in the world for that (although I have to admit that I don’t quite share the Slovenian taste for wine, but don’t tell anyone).

        Still, if you want to go for places with historical and political significance, the other post-Yugoslavian republics are probably a better choice, especially Serbia or Bosnia & Hercegovina (Beograd for example is one of the most fascinating cities I’ve ever seen and I’m longing for getting the opportunity of going to Sarajevo).

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  30. how about indonesia?

  31. Kavita Joshi says:

    wow that’s like most of the world….and what about India, Nepal, China…I loved Nepal…and you are an adventurous soul so you would love it and many Germans go there ;)

    • And even my Dad has already been to Nepal twice.
      I am thinking of coming to India, Nepal, China, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma for a year or so from 2014 on.
      Because I don’t have too much money (or I am too lazy to work), I can’t afford a lot of short trips, but I rather move to another part of the world and then I take the time to explore it in-depth.
      India has always been a big dream of mine! I imagine it as very colourful, with spicy food and attractive women. ;-)

      • Kavita Joshi says:

        oh I wrote here before just realized….let me know when you move to that part of the world I might come n travel with you as I havn’t been to any of these places myself yet

    • maryam says:

      Yes Kavita, My husband has such an adventurous soul. That is why we are traveling a lot:-)

  32. Katrina says:

    This all sounds like a wonderful adventure with the exception of a partner or family. The two things I didn’t think I wanted until I had them. I can’t imagine doing any of this with all the responsibilities they bring. I also assume traveling Europe comes easier to someone born and raised there. Both my parents families are new to the USA (1930’s and 40’s) but as an American our states even as different and vast as they are traveling them isn’t seen as as much of an accomplishment as your list. One day I would like to visit most of these places and hope I can able to.

  33. Tia says:

    I am so impressed by all the places you have been to, I hope to travel like that some day! I recently visited Israel and your notes on the Israeli passport were very helpful. Wanted to thank you for that!

    I recommend India too and a long trip would be great because each Indian state has its own unique twist. The more places you go to, the greater the contrasts. Definitely colourful, lots of spicy food and you’ll have to see about the women :)

  34. Kavita Joshi says:

    You haven’t been to India…so I would recommend India :) How did you like Greece? Any favourite place you would like to go back?

    • On India, see my answer a few blocks above. :-)
      In Greece, I have only been to Athens for one day and I found it very beautiful. I’d love to explore more of it.
      I usually prefer to go to new countries or to places where I haven’t been yet, but two countries where I have been many times but could go again and again are Israel and the USA.

      • Frank says:

        Have you been to Alaska? If you loved Yosemite, Denali National Park will blow you away as will the rest of Alaska. I was born and raised in Washington State, so I’ve spent a couple summers in Alaska and absolutely love it. I’ve traveled throughout the US quite a bit, but don’t have much experience traveling internationally. In fact, I’d never really been outside the US until last November when I went to Egypt, Israel, and Jordan for a month. Seeing all the historical sites in Luxor, Memphis, Cairo, and Giza was great, but driving through the Sinai desert for 10 hours to get to St. Catherine was a bit rough. However, starting my climb on Mt Sinai at one in the morning and being at the top by sunrise was the highlight of my visit to Egypt. In Jordan, I went to Aqaba and of course Amman, but I was mainly there to see Petra which as you mentioned is very touristy. I spent the majority of my trip in Israel and got to see most of it. I even went to Bethlehem in the West Bank. Swimming in the Dead Sea was the best thing ever! I may return just for that. Jerusalem was my favorite city to visit. My only negative experience was leaving Israel at Ben Gurion. Being of Latino descent I guess I have somewhat of an Arab look, so they decided to profile me. It’s interesting because I flew into Cairo, then did land crossings from Egypt to Israel, Israel to Jordan, and finally from Jordan back to Israel, and didn’t have any issues. It was leaving Israel that left me with a bad taste in my mouth. They combed through every single item in my suitcase for about two hours and they were mystified by my Sonicare electric toothbrush and electric outlet adapters. Evidently they’re not into dental hygiene as much as I am. They kept asking where I bought it. I was like uhh Amazon.com. They probably thought it was some kind of explosive and ended up shipping my electric toothbrush in separate box. Looking back it was actually kind of funny.

      • I have never been to Alaska unfortunately, but I very much hope to explore Canada and Alaska one day! Since I quit working as a lawyer in 2009, I haven’t been able to afford another trip to North America sadly, but I hope I’ll figure out something one day. I miss the vast open landscapes of the US and the friendliness of Americans.

        On one of my many trips in Israel, I had a similar experience (even though I don’t look Arabic at all, so I think the profiling may be more targeted at young, single, male travellers). At Eilat Airport, I even had to get almost completely naked and had all my clothes scanned (but the staff were very friendly and made the plane wait) and then I had to leave my cell-phone charger behind. I received it in the mail a few months later, which probably confirmed that it was nothing more than a cell-phone charger indeed.

      • Frank says:

        Perhaps you’re right. Maybe it was more about the fact that I was a young single male traveler.
        P.S. I cannot believe you tried to get into Gaza. You’re crazy! What’s next North Korea…LOL

  35. ROMEO says:

    travelling is my passion too i got dual citizenship british and canadian i been to lot of countries around the world list is too long lol
    Albania,Algeria,Antigua and Barbuda,Argentina,Armenia,Aruba,Australia,Austria,Bahamas,Bahrain,Barbados,Belgium,Bolivia,Brazil,Bulgaria,Burma,Cambodia,Canada,Chile,China,Costa Rica,Croatia,Cuba,Cyprus,Denmark,Dominica,Dominican Republic,Ecuador,Egypt,El Salvador,Ethiopia,Fiji,Finland,France,Germany,Ghana,Greece,Grenada,Guatemala,Guyana,Honduras,HongKong,Hungary,Iceland,India,Indonesia,Ireland,Italy,Jamaica,Japan,Jordan,Kazakhstan,Kenya,South Korea,Kuwait,Latvia,Lebanon,Macau,Madagascar,Malaysia,Maldives,Marshall Islands,Mauritius,Mexico,Mongolia,Morocco,Mozambique,Zambia,Venezuela,UK,UAE,Ukraine,
    Turkey,Tunisia,Trinidad and Tobago,Tanzania,Taiwan,Russia,Romania,Qatar,Nepal,
    Netherlands,new Zealand, Nigeria,Norway,Oman,Panama,Peru,Poland,Portugal,
    Saint Kitts and Nevis,Saint Lucia,Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,Samoa,Saudi Arabia,Senegal,Singapore,Solomon Islands,South Africa,South Korea,Spain Sri Lanka,Suriname,Sweden,Switzerland.
    contact me i wanna be in touch wid u ASAP romeobrar7@hotmail.com

  36. You have an intriguing blog. I hope your travels are revealing many things to you and look forward to reading and seeing them on your blog. Happy trails …

  37. Chris Laska says:

    Wonderful Blog ! I’m off to Israel soon and have learned a lot here from your site. I currently live in Belgium, but from USA. There is more to BE than Brussels – this little country packs a lot of complexity into to a small space. :)

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  39. Ritz says:

    stumbled upon ur blog….reading it amazes me! it’s almost like you have 42 hours a day to accomplish so many things at such young age (well…judging from ur pic).

    warm regards from Singapore

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  41. Kodjo Mensah says:

    Good to know that your appetite for travel is far from satisfied. Apart from your cameo appearance in Morocco, you haven’t experienced Africa. You should visit Nigeria someday, Good People, Great Nation. You’ll surely have unforgettable memories. I’m Togolese, born in Germany and lived in Nigeria all my life. Came across your blog when searching for information regarding eligibility for German citizenship. I hope to visit Germany some day to have a feel of the land of my birth. Buzz if you”re ever anywhere in West Africa. Cheers.

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