Thursday, July 30, 2009

Valencia Formula 1: Michael Schumacher

For our German speaking readers: Tipps zum Michael Schumacher Rennen in Valencia


Photo: Christian Janke

The crisis and the the small amounts of sold Tickets for the F1 race in Valencia for 2009 made the the City of Valencia and the organizers for Formula1 pretty nervous. Now Schumi will race and will turn this event probably into the biggest Formula 1 race ever.

Planning to see Schumi race in Valencia? Here is a guide on how to book flights to Valencia, hotels and that site also has general Valencia infos, including tips on tapas bars and restaurants.

Link: Schumi in Valencia

- Photographer in Valencia

Link: Formula 1 Tickets on Ebay

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A walk through Paris in HD

A neat travel video showing the journey of an American going to Paris.

Hotels in Paris / Hostels in Paris

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Why Visit Valencia, Spain?

Because it’s just plain awesome!

For more info visit: Valencia Blog

- Hotels in Valencia / B&Bs in Valencia and Hostels in Valencia

And the main Question: What is Fallas?

Rental Car Valencia

Collection of Love Hotels in Japan

I admire the designs of these Hotels where you can rent the rooms by hour. Yet, an other great photo project I would like to do. Click on the images for more information.

Why should stay in one?

There are lots of reasons! First, they are typically a good value. For less than a tiny efficiency at a business hotel, you can get a decent sized room, a queen bed and a luxurious shower and bath. Even better, the love hotel is intended as a spontaneous - and secret - getaway, so you're not expected to have an overnight bag. To compensate, you'll often find a wide selection of hair products, face creams, toothbrushes, and pajamas for you and your friend, as well as bath and shower necessities. It's easy enough to leave your backpack in a train station locker, spend the day out, and crash at a love hotel without having to carry a ton of stuff with you.

Did we mention you'll get free movies on your TV? Okay, sometimes the selection is limited to censored porn, but the upscale places will have on-demand movies, video games, karaoke, and, well, a wide porn selection. You might get pachinko in your room, or special lighting effects with mood music. Many love hotels feature a pretty extensive menu of food, drinks, and fetish toys you can order for delivery or purchase in your room. Condoms are provided bedside, but we can't vouch for their safety - the word is that they are locally made and probably not too reliable. Pack your own!

Bathing is important in Japan and love hotel shower rooms are like mini-onsen. Most have standard Japanese showers with the little plastic stools, and a bathtub built for two nearby. More fun places will have rain showers, Jacuzzi tubs with colored lights, aroma and bubble bath options, or a TV facing the tub.

Needless to say, if you're traveling with a paramour, love hotels are worth checking out. However the same romance-focused elements that could make it a sexy getaway for you and a partner might make it a little awkward with a friend. Many hotels use glass between the bedroom and shower room (not to mention mirrors on the ceiling) so privacy is hard to come by.

Some travelers have reported that hotel proprietors may not be willing to sell a room to a same-sex couple. To the extent that we receive reports about hotels that are gay-friendly and "lovely," we'll happily post them, but be aware that same-sex couples might be turned away. Source: Aron Boros

Hotel Mickey Cookies


Hotel Silk Road


Hotel Aland


More info: Wire Magazine & Wikipedia

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cute Hotel in Marrakech: Riad Lena

morocco rooms

Marrakech is the place to be. It’s always hip and it is on top of the list of places to visit. The Riad Lena has been recommended to us and it is offering everything you need for the dreams of 1001 nights to come true.

Riad Lena Hotel is located eight minutes away from the markets and Place Jeema el Fna. The riad has been traditionally renovated with much thought given to your comfort.
A first class riad in the heart of the Medina and markets, with terraces, a swimming pool and easy car access.

The riad consists of 11 air-conditioned bedrooms, furnished in pure Moroccan style. All rooms look onto the patio and the swimming pool permitting you to cool down after sunbathing on the terrace with views of the High Atlas Mountains.

Breakfast (included), a tea, an aperitif, a lunch or a dinner, prepared by our Moroccan cook, can be taken on the terrace, in the dining room, in the salons and in the bhou (outside living room).

marrakech hotel

More info: Riad Lena in Marrakech

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Craziest Festival in Europe: Fallas

Fallas is held during the same time when people all over the world are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. And Pday get’s all the press. But let me tell you. Patty day sucks compared to Fallas.

Above you see a video cutting together some the highlights but if you want to know more about it, see pictures and to read about some safety measurements click on the following link.

Craziest Festival in Europe: Fallas

Planning on coming for Fallas? Book early then prices for just a bed in a youth hostel are insane:

Here some links to find places:

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hostel Buenos Aires: Kaixo


Right now we live in Valencia, Spain but our initial plan is to leave Europe to explore South America one day. Buenos Aires seems like the perfect spot to set up our headquarters. But it will take us probably an other 2-3 until we are ready, saved up some bucks and our Spanish is fluent enough.

But until then we would love to visit and the Hostel Kaixo seems like the place to be :)

Kaixo Hostel is ideally located only three blocks from The Obelisk, putting you at the epicenter of this vibrant city.

Located at the heart of Buenos Aires, Kaixo Hostel Central is a concept that combines cosmopolitan urban living with a privileged location. You will be welcome to this elegant and stylish hostel by the good vibes of a friendly and caring team.
With excellent public transport links, you can easily discover the city by bus, tube or taxi or you can SIMPLY WALK to some of the city’s must-sees.
24 Hour Reception
24 hours check in
Air Conditioning
Airport Pick Up
Breakfast Included
Bureau de Change
Common Room
Free Internet Access
Guest Kitchen
Linen Included
Luggage Storage
Meeting Facilities
No Lockout
No Smoking
Security Lockers
Taxes included in price
Telephone/Fax Facilities
Travel Desk/Travel Info
Web access in lobby

Accommodation Information

4 double rooms, 3 single rooms, 2 rooms for 4 people and 2 rooms for 8 people. All have free wifi, are large, quiet and bright, decorated especially designed for rest and relaxation for our guests. At our reception we have several computers with Internet access free. In our dining room we have cable TV, DVD movies and more to enjoy your stay. Sectors and we have special rooms for smokers and available 24hrs.

More info: Hotel Kaixo Buenos Aires





Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Ledge – New Skydeck at the Sears Tower in Chicago

I’d instantly pee myself stepping on that skydeck.

Skydeck Chicago dares visitors to be among the first to step onto The Ledge, a series of glass bays that extend from the building’s 103rd floor, when it opens to the public Thursday, July 2. Reaching out more than four feet from Skydeck Chicago’s west side, visitors have unobstructed views of Chicago – 1,353 feet straight down. In addition, guests will enjoy brand new interactive exhibit spaces that offer a “one stop Chicago” cultural experience on their way to the top.

More info: The Ledge

- Hostels in Chicago

Sears Tower Ledge

chicago sights

Photo credit: ROLMman

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Solar Charger also uses Wind


The perfect devices to keep your electronic devices charged, even being out in the wilderness.

It stores power from either sunlight or wind. And because it's the largest of its class, it provides enough power to charge your mobile phone up to five times or your MP3 player over 10 times! Use it for your digital camera, PDA, GPS, handheld games and more.

More info: K3 Wind & Solar Charger

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Italy: Visit Matera in the Region of Basilicata


Couple of years ago I traveled to Basilicata in south Italy to take couple of pictures for my portfolio. It’s a very remote little but very beautiful area which gets mostly ignored by the tourists heading down to Sicilia. If you do plan on taking the car down there stop by in Matera for one or two days and explore the are.

Here some more pictures:


Some small mountain village near by in the above picture.


More Photos: Basilicata, Italy

- Bed and Breakfast in Matera / Nice Hotel in Matera low cost car rental online

Cute Hostel in Berlin: 36 Room Kreuzberg

cute hostel berlin

You will experience real Berlin flair in this hostel. They have refurbished an Altbau townhouse and kept the charm and style of good old Berlin flair. I lived in one of those Altbau apartments myself and loved it. If staying in Berlin you should stay in this hostel probably one of Berlin best hostels.

Located in the middle of Kreuzberg, the heart of young Berlin you have the perfect point to start your city tour, day or night.

If you are looking to meet other like minded people and have a unique backpacker experience, then 36 rooms is for you! From backpacker to backpacker, we are always there for you. We look forward to having you stay with us.

hostel kreuzberg
Accommodation Information

Bed linen is mandatory to rent, which costs Euro 2.50 per person.
Credit cards are not accepted, cash payments only.
Facilities include :

* 24h reception
* Multilingual Team
* Late Check-in possible
* Check out until 11h
* Kitchen
* Dining room
* Meeting Place with TV
* Playroom
* Drinks and Snacks to buy
* Seperate rooms for women
* Locker
* Non-smoking
* Internet terminals for free
* W-lan for free
* Luggage room

Location Information

Situated in the heart of Kreuzberg 36, your Hostel 36 rooms is a traveller's ideal location for convenient transport, international dining, and a range of night life that will meet the thriftiest budget.

A relaxed morning stroll will lead you to a plethora of cafes ranging from eclectic to swanky, traditional German Kitchens to Punk Rock pubs. This area of Berlin is known throughout Germany for its huge alternative club scene and experimental subculture.

More info: 36 Rooms Hostel in Berlin

jugendherberge berlin

- Best Prices on Rental Cars in Germany

Monday, July 6, 2009

Gate to Hell – Adventure Vacation

Not into just beach vacation? Then the burning crater of Darvaza in Turkmenistan is for you.

- Low Budget Stay in Valencia, Spain

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Get Excited for London with this Video

Thinking of visiting London? Or about to travel there? Get excited with this neat little video above.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Dude Walks from Beijing to Germany

What I don’t understand … you see him a lot on a plane or train. Emm? I can do that too. Sorry, if you already have seen this video. It has been around for a while but it was my first time watching the whole thing.

- Hutong Hotel / Hostels in Beijing