Java highlights

As I read the worrying news about the earthquake on Java, I remembered the first time we set foot on this magical island. It was our second visit to Indonesia. We were eager to discover a second island after Sumatra and so we spent around two weeks on volcanoes, beaches and in cities before we…

By teveve December 16, 2017 0

Palmyra to Aleppo as we saw it

In the second part of this nostalgic throwback to the better days of Syria, I’ll talk about the experiences we had in the central and eastern part of the country back in 2002. We spent a few days in Palmyra and then an afternoon in Deir ez-Zor. Finally we took a train to Aleppo, although…

By teveve December 15, 2017 0

Southern Syria before the war

My then pregnant wife and I spent a little more than two weeks in Syria back in 2002. I have been treasuring these photos and memories since then. In this and the upcoming posts I’ll try to show you how inviting and calm this country was before it fell prey to the greed of local…

By teveve November 27, 2017 1

Free tapas and gorgeous setting: Cuenca

You have only a few days to spend outside the Spanish capital? You’ve had enough of the noise and smog of Madrid? Or you’d like to experience the Andalusian tradition of free tapas without traveling hours to the South? Check out Cuenca. As we admire the dramatic setting of the old town, it’s hard to…

By teveve November 9, 2017 2

Tokaj wine region walk

Take a pleasant and not too difficult walk with me in the Tokaj wine region of Hungary. It’s the best time now that the leaves are turning yellow and red but the days are still mild. And if you are lucky you can find some leftover on the vines although vintage is over. Quick facts:…

By teveve October 17, 2017 0

Atlas trek, Part 2

The M’Goun Massif is part of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, North-West Africa. Its highest peaks are well over 3000m (Mount M’Goun is over 4000m). These days many of the small villages are connected with good quality paved roads but if you want to discover the higher regions, you’ll have to follow old mule tracks.…

By teveve October 8, 2017 1

Mount Agung: 5 faces of Bali’s holy volcano

  Mount Agung is Bali’s most holy mountain, the abode of the gods. With its 3031 metres, Mount Agung is visible from many locations and provides great photo opportunities. Looking through my archives, I picked my top 5 viewpoints. Pura Agung Besakih The Mother Temple of Bali is a complex of more than 80 temples…

By teveve October 2, 2017 0

M’Goun Traverse in the Atlas, Morocco – Part 1

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] The M’Goun Massif is part of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, North-West Africa. Its highest peaks are well over 3000m (Mount M’Goun is over 4000m). These days many of the small villages are connected with good quality paved roads but if you want to discover the higher regions, you’ll have…

By teveve September 23, 2017 2