The plethora of churches in Mainz

During out trip in Europe last June, we visited Germany. One of the stops there was Mainz; a lovely city on the Rhein River. We especially enjoyed walking around the Altstadt (old centre), where we walked around the marketplace and enjoyed watching people.

The first thing that we noticed was a number of churches this city has. They are found everywhere, and their beautiful architecture {especially with the older churches} kept on pulling me in. There were too many churches to go to, so we decided to have a look at the most popular ones on Tripadvisor. Continue reading

World Most visited Tourist Attractions

Travel+Leisure came out with the World’s Most-Visited Tourist Attraction {for the list and explanation of the tally, check out their website here}. As I have been travelling around for a bit, I wanted to see how far I would get on this list. I did not even reach half {which means I still have some more places to go 😉 } – 15 out of 50 – but I did work in one place, Disneyland Park Paris, so that probably counts double right?

152. World Most visited Tourist Attractions

How many Tourist Attractions have you visited?

xxx Frei

Only in Thailand – party tricks

Thailand is a country that is known for a lot of things, such as its great people, beautiful beaches, stunning temples, and amazing culture. However, it’s also famous for its party islands and full moon parties. A little while back we headed out to Koh Phi Phi to experience this side of Thailand.

During the day, this place is a lovely little island where you can easily walk from one place to the other, no cars and hardly any motorbikes can be found, and its pretty quiet.

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Travel Tuesday – Exploring Chiang Mai

Last week we headed out to Chiang Mai. We didn’t really have a plan, but when we heard about the Grasshopper Adventure’s Food Tour by Bike, we knew we had to try it out. I mean bikes, food and getting to know a city – what is not to like?

The tour combined food, visiting some temples, getting information about the city and some more food while getting around on a bike off the beaten path. This is what we saw {shot with my new 50mm camera lens!}

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The etiquette for economy seats on a plane

It’s that time of the year again, everyone is planning their holiday. Going for a trip by car, or like many people nowadays jumping on that plane and heading to far away places. And here in the expat world it’s more jumping on a plane going back home to the motherland {Phuket’s roads are getting less crowded, which is a welcoming change for me!}.

It’s also that time of year where people are getting stressed, due to packing, getting all the kids in line and making sure everyone arrives on the final destination in one piece {nobody wants to recreate the scenes from ‘Home Alone’!}. This stress can result into very cranky travellers. Everyone has a short leash while travelling {unless, of course, you’re in Business or First Class, where there is plenty of space}. So be mindful about how to use your space to avoid confrontation!

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Mid-Week away

Every once in a while we need to escape the island and be in a city. This time we’re going back to Singapore. I always look forward to going back to Singapore, it really feels like coming home a bit. Not the same as in Holland, but still it’s all so familiar. Maybe it was because this is the first place we’ve lived together, or because it was the first place we’ve lived abroad, but it just feels great to be there.

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