In autumn 2013, I spent a relaxing holiday in Croatia. In the years 2014 and 2015, however, the focus was more on hiking: in Scandinavia, in the Caucasus, and in the Himalaya.
This year, I spent Halloween evening in the Prater. As this event is gaining popularity also in Austria, the celebrations there did attract quite a few Viennese. Continue reading Halloween in Vienna
As I have tasted quite a few Georgian specialities during my two-week-long stay in Georgia, I would like to present the most important aspects of the (excellent) Georgian cuisine. Continue reading Georgian Food
As I really enjoyed my Caucasus trip the year before, but did not manage to see "everything", I returned to this region once more. This time, I focused mainly on Eastern Georgia: Kacheti and Tusheti.
I really enjoyed the Borjomi region with its forested hills. I would have liked to spent more time there, but unfortunately, one day was all I had. So I went hiking in the hills around the town. Continue reading Borjomi and the Lesser Caucasus
I have finally arrived at the last destination of this year’s stay in Georgia: Borjomi. From there, I went on an excursion to the impressive cave city of Vardzia. I also stopped at some other sights on the route, like the newly rebuilt (and insanely kitschy) Akhaltsikhe Castle. Continue reading Old caves, new castle
The centre of Sighnaghi with its brick buildings from the 18th and 19th century is very charming indeed – and very beautifully renovated. At the same time, however, it appears rather dead to me. Continue reading Renovation successful, town dead