About suchatourist

There are so many items on my bucket list, it is more like a lake with a handle. And while I should have graduated into a „traveller” by now, who roams the planet in search for less and less frequented places, I still enjoy being a tourist. I stay that way, as my real list will never be complete; even though my stories have an ever-changing backdrop of picturesque places, the most astonishing aspect of my travels will always be the creatures of Mother Nature, including the most fascinating and outrageous of them all: humans.
24 02, 2016

Quito? Yes, please!

I arrived to Quito in rather comfortable circumstances; firstly, because my body that is used to the crammed spaces of cheap airlines of Europe could not stretch enough to reach any objects around on my flight to the city, and secondly because it really is a good feeling that after a few hundred flights there [...]

30 01, 2016

Don’t go chasing…

A short side-trip on the way to Sao Paulo took me to Foz do Iguacu to see the waterfalls. It is on the river Iguazu that separates Brazil and Argentina, accessible from both sides. 80% of falls is actually on the Argentinian side which makes them think they are cooler, but the Brazilians argue that [...]

22 01, 2016

Manaus, a gateway to Amazon

My arrival to the city wasn’t without its challenges, as I spent all my cash in Rio. This forced me to either use an ATM or find a money exchange - but the experience with ATMs so far is that they show me the finger 4 out of 5 times, and the airport only had [...]

6 01, 2016

From daydreaming to departure

Here are the phases of planning a round-the-world trip. Phase 1: Daydreaming (6 months – 80 years before departure) You start dreaming about it. It usually starts at the age of 6, but a saddening percentage of the population will never proceed beyond this phase regardless of their number of years. You imagine the places, [...]

25 12, 2015

LA Rubia

On my first trip to the USA, we went on business, to a video game conference in LA. We stayed in a hotel that seemed sooo exclusive from where I looked at it: I was broke after my first company failed, just went back to employment, etc, so I hardly could contain my excitement (ahh [...]

25 12, 2015

The Sydney Opera House

The reason of Sydney Opera House’s presence on my bucket list was mainly professional. It is a fascinating case of layers of success of a project; and a prime example of the tainted interdependencies between ground-breaking creativity, politics and constraints of time and cost. Pure awesomeness from any direction After the decision was made [...]

25 12, 2015

A Tokyo encounter

I arrived back to Asia after a few years of absence from the continent. My first trip left me wanting more, so I was keen on returning. To pile up the expectations, as an avid gamer, a visit to Tokyo including the Tokyo Game Show was the stuff of dreams. I prepared the way that [...]