Travels


Travels · 30. November 2020
The idea to visit southern France wasn’t borne out of any particular curiosity or any enthusiasm. No, it was an idea that appeared one hot afternoon as we gasped for breath and pondered the very real possibility of melting away in the hot German summer. Three days in a row with temperatures of 36 degrees convinced us that we needed to get away to some place with a sea and hopefully with no COVID. Since we did not want to fly, the options were limited to some place where we could reach by car....

Travels · 31. August 2019
They will tell you it’s uncultured but they will not tell you how good it feels to get served exotic foods and drinks. They will tell you it’s lazy but they will not mention how absolutely thrilling it is to have someone take care of and entertain the little ones as you delve into your summer reads and sip a blissful cocktail. They will tell you it’s gluttonous but they will not tell you how absolutely delicious it is to eat local cuisines whose names you can barely pronounce. They will...

Travels · 28. August 2018
Does one really have to go to Venice? This question doesn’t matter at this point seeing as I have just come back from Venice but it’s one that anyone thinking of going to Venice should probably ask themselves. On the 14th of August 2018, my husband and I and our two kids arrived in Venice. The decision to go to Venice was a culmination of curiosity and a need to visit what most people claim is one of the most amazing cities in the world. I was excited to go but on the day we arrived, it was...


Travels · 05. December 2014
“The president will be here shortly!” The taxi driver tells us. He looks into the distance. The president? We all wonder though none of us says anything. It is one of those moments, when you can clearly read the other person’s mind. We had booked a camel trip to the desert that was supposed to start at 2 pm. But at 2 pm, no one came. At 2.30 pm, this guy arrived. “I take you to the camels!” he had told us. We had jumped into his taxi relieved that he knew our names and the fact that...

Travels · 15. September 2014
“Send passport, filled forms and money.” The woman says. There are clink sounds in the background and for a moment, I wonder whether I caught her in the middle of cleaning dishes. I check the website again. There are no bank details. “Into which account should I transfer the money?” I ask. “Oh no, we don’t do that!” she cries. Her voice is warm. The kind of a person you would trust with your only kid. A phone rings in the background. She picks it up and talks for a couple of...