Hello everybody, today we want to take you to Kutaisi, Georgia.
The country of Georgia has been sitting on our bucket list for a long time. Georgian cuisine (it is very popular nowadays in Russia), Georgian history, relatives coming from the Caucasus - it all rang a bell.
And how off the beaten path is yet still Georgia? Although the number of foreign visitors is growing, it is definitely not (yet) one of those places that gets flooded every weekend with masses of tourists. And yet European low cost airlines recently discovered Kutaisi as one of their destinations which makes it very convenient and easy to reach.
So this May we finally got the chance to come to Kutaisi on behalf of Visit Kutaisi. This was a good opportunity to start our relationship with Georgia.
Unfortunately, in the end we didn't make it there as a family - Alexandra stayed home with the kids. But Florian flew in for a weekend together with his friend and professional photographer Moritz and is going to share his impressions and tell you what one can do in Kutaisi in 48 hours.
When we were choosing which part of Crete to visit, first of all we checked for beach options. You might know from our Instagram posts and Stories that Olivia loves being next to the water. Actually she loves beeing in the water so we have to be in there too, no matter what temperature the water has.... but that's another side of the coin.
Long story short, if you also enjoy idyllic sunsets, building sand castles and run away from tiny feet chasing you - Chania region is your choice. It has marvelous beaches some of which are holding the title "Europe's best".
Sit back and enjoy the 7 beaches of Chania region we are about to introduce you to. Oh, and we'll totally understand if you'd want to book your ticket to Crete this summer =).
Did we tell you that we love hiking? If you do too Gran Canaria is a right place for you. It's great for hiking. Especially during the winter months when temperatures are mild.
Hiking with a baby could be a challenge. In fact we didn‘t hike much when Olivia was still a toddler.
Raja Ampat has been on my bucket list for years. So when the invitation from Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia arrived, my bags were packed in seconds (okay in an hour or so, since the kids were trying to help).
Raja Ampat is an archipelago located just next to the Indonesian part of the New Guinea Island, also known as West Papua or Western New Guinea. Apart from being a real beauty – “the last paradise“ as many say – Raja Ampat has some of the world's most diverse and unique biosphere which attracts tourists from all over the globe. The waters of Raja Ampat are considered to comprise some of the world's finest dive spots including some of the most vivid and unique species.
After spending 5 days in the area, I thought i's share with you some tips which might be helpful if you are planning your trip to Raja Ampat - 8 things to know before you go. I certainly wish to find the time to return again as soon as possible.
New Zealand's geothermal paradise and Maori headquaters - Rotorua - attracts visitors from all over the world. Geysers, mud pools, hot springs, geothermal pools - you'll find it all here side by side. As a result lots of services built their business around these nature's phenomena. Many offer treatments and an opportunity to soak in the mineral waters. How to decide upon which one to visit?
We were invited by Polynesian Spa to try out their services and we gave in - after walking the 19 km long Tongariro Alpine Crossing my muscles were screaming for warmth and treatment. Long story short - we enjoyed our spa evening.
Here are 5 reasons why we think you might enjoy the Polynesian Spa as well.
As you know by now this blog is 95% about travel and travel means a lot of time is spent in the air or at the airport. Some of our very first trips were Asia bound and South East Asia remains one of our favorite destinations since.
Too bad that from our home airport Düsseldorf - a medium size European airport - there is a very limited choice of direct flights to Asian destinations. As a result we frequently take stopover flights via larger airports like Frankfurt/Munich/Dubai.
When Turkish Airlines offered me to travel with them to Indonesia and try their business class services and their connecting hub in Istanbul I said "yes" right away. I will tell you more about the trip (it was way too good no keep it for myself), but before I start let me tell you that thanks to Turkish Airlines what could have been a long and exhausting flight of 17 hours passed as fast and was filled with so much convenience and comfort as I have ever wished for.
But let me start from the beginning: