Back on the Road

Valencia (Spain), 11.04.2014 At the end of a hectic last day before Semana Santa (that in Spain is a lot more important then just some days off for Easter), the car got packed quickly. After the experience of a fully loaded vehicle on Eurasia2013 a Mini with just a few things felt like there was …

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Morocco 2014 – Prep Work

Barcelona (06.04.2014) Inspired by Raid Pandemonium and some other people that have been travelling there recently, I've decided to take a week off for Semana Santa (aka Easter) and tour Morocco. I first visited the country in 2005-2006, renting a car in Rabat and taking a 2 week tour around a lot of places between …

Memories of Eurasia2013.com

Barcelona (30.03.2014) Weather is bad, rain and wind hammer the palm tree in front of the house and I think back about last year’s epic journey, eurasia2013.com. It is almost 1 year since it started, and here I am, back in Spain, and all I want is to take off again. Sitting on the couch, in …

A letter to The Economist: Your article “A slow climb – Business creation in Germany”, Oct 5, 2013

Sir, your account of tech entrepreneurship in Germany is mostly true. In the biggest e-commerce country in Europe though, there are more home grown internet ventures then in any other, and the vast majority in Berlin. The reason for them not being the next Google are not of German, but rather European origin. If I …

Landed in Madrid

Madrid, 07.01.2013 Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We'll soon be landing in Madrid where the weather is cloudy and local temperature about zero degrees. I hope you enjoyed this blog from Madrid to Bangkok and further south through the Thai jungle until the beaches of Kho Khao, Pan Beach, Koh Lanta and …

Au revoir Bangkok

Bangkok, 06.01.2013 We woke up with the sun rising over the Chao Phraya river in the first cozy comfortable hotel beds of our entire vacation, in the Riva Surya hotel. Great place! Nice breakfast alone on the hotel terrace on the river, checkout, and off we went to our short Bangkok shopping and sightseeing trip. …

B2B (km 2780, back to Bangkok)

Bangkok, 05.01.2013 Today we drove back from Koh Lanta to Bangkok, 870 km, in 12:20 hours. The first 1:30 we spent to get to the mainland, taking the 2 car ferries from Koh Lanta and getting only 50 km done. The last 1:30 we entered Bangkok city, also doing no more then 30-40 km. The …