Taipei Airport Information Center girl

EVA Air

Flying for the first time with the Taiwanese EVA Air was a pleasant surprise. Everything is done with the customer in mind, starting with the service and ending with the branding. “EVA” stands for Evergreen Airways.

Flight Attendands

The cute, mignon stewardesses were running up and down the aisles in beautiful dark cyan uniforms. When there was time for serving the meals, they will wear pastel coloured aprons. “Watch out! The cart is coming!”

Cuba Travel Tips

Safety

Cuba is a socialist country and therefore a very safe tourist destination. But, I would say common sense precautions should be taken. Be aware of walking on dark streets at night. Purse snatching happens, so if you are a woman, don’t bring your handbag! Eating food on the street or from underground restaurants may be a healthy risk. It happened to me one time, when I got giardiasis. But this unpleasant incident didn’t change my love for Cuba. Theft happens; don’t leave anything of value in your hotel room. Lock the valuables in the safety box and other belongings in your suitcase.

Christmas tree globes

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale

It is the time for Christmas – a time for joy, celebration and reflection, a time to look back to the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead.

Looking back many years, the Christmas caught me in some unusual places such as in a deserted lounge of the Lagos airport, near the bridge over the river Kwai in Thailand, on the top of Carpathian Mountains or at a cabaret show in Havana.

Kyoto Railway Station

“The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

Kyoto Station 京都駅

Kyoto Station is one of the largest railway stations in the world. It opened in 1997 commemorating Kyoto’s 1,200th anniversary. The architecture is stunning, mixing a futurist style with traditional Japanese elements.

Modern Toilet Restaurant

Modern Toilet

Eating out of a bathroom toilet may not be your fine dining dream, but for sure it is one of a kind experience.

“Go pee-pee or go poo-poo.”

Enter the world of toilet fetish at the “Modern Toilet” restaurant in the Ximending area of Taipei!

Palais des Nations, Geneva

Welcome to Geneva, Switzerland! Geneva is a beautiful and culturally rich city located on the shores of Lake Geneva. It is known for its international organizations, stunning scenery, and vibrant cultural scene.

Also, Geneva is the most expensive city in Europe and the 5th most expensive city in the world*.

Spending four days in Geneva was enough to visit the city and to take one day trip to the nearby Chamonix resort, in France, for a touch of Mont Blanc, at Aiguille du Midi. Here’s a short travel guide accompanied by photos.

AI Bard

“I have enjoyed reading the travel stories on 100 Travel Stories. They have inspired me to travel more and to see the world in new ways.” – Google Bard

Good morning, Bard, how are you doing today?

Good morning! I am doing well, thank you for asking. I am excited to be able to help people with their tasks and answer their questions. How are you doing today?

I am interviewing you.

Oh, that’s interesting! I’m happy to be interviewed. What would you like to know about me?

Navaratri cheeks piercing

The Piercing Ritual

One of the highlights of the Navaratri Hindu Festival are the religious rituals, such as the piercing of body parts.

Apparently the devotees experience no pain and they do not bleed from their piercings.

At the Navaratri festival in Bangkok I witnessed the cheeks piercing of a Hindu devout with a metal spear. View the piercing ritual step-by-step.