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Welcome to Space:  The moden and unique common room of Taipei´s Space in photo: Christian MaskosWelcome to the Space. Welcome to the Space In - one of the most unique hostels in asia. Once you arrive space-attendents in uniforms welcome you and check you in: And when the door opens, welcome to space:

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Traditional Dance in front of Fort San Pedro in Cebu.  photo: Christian MaskosI was pretty lucky to be at the right time at the right place:  Just when I arrived in the old center arround placa indepenzia and the Fort San Pedro a group of traditional dancers showed up.   Perfect timing.  Really nice and colourfull.

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You leave the hostel door and you step on the sand of famous White Beach. Two minutes are enough from the bed to the sea. The locations is just superb - totaly true. Its in the middle of the life - directly at the beach and close to D-Mall.

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New York is famous for its musuems: The MOMA is along the most famous art museums in the US: And its free on friday afternoon. A easy way to safe 25$ during your NYC trip.

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Typical Philipino Breakfast.  photo: Christian MaskosPhilipinos love rice.   Its hard to get a meal without rice:  Today I tried the Philipino Longanisa Sausage with egg and rie - wich is a common breakfast here.   
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Famous Boracay White BEach.  The Boracay Backpackers is just two minutes away.  photo: Christian MaskosA relaxing place - just a two minute walk from the famous White Beach with all cafe´s and restaurants and the fine white sand and palm trees. But far enough to be quiet at day and night: A perfect combination

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Last sunset in Cuba.  photo Christian MaskosMy last sunset in Cuba: With the sunset it was time to leave cuba and and continuing travelling. Silver Airways flight 111 took me from Cayo Coco to Ft. Lauderdale. My first Saab 340B flight after many years. And another new airline.

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My friend Alexej took this picture because my camera was empty.  I wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year.   Time is running so fast and another amazing travel year is nealy over. And again I spend christmas with blue skies and sun: After Australia last year I am travelling the caribic this year.  This shot was taken from my friend Alexej in Antigua after my camera was already  empty after sunset.

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Wonderfull Christmas Decoations in New Jersey.  photo:  MaskosWow.  This is just one of many examples of the american way to decoate their houses for the christmas season.  I took this picture in Lawrence township coe to New Jerseys capital city Tenton. 
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Timisoara´s Placa Uniri.  photo: Christian MaskosTimisoara´sPlaca Uniri is the heart of town - a one of the most picturesc town squares in romania. Even if it was typical November wheather I highly enjoied exploring the streets and old town of Timisoara. A lovely City - underestimated by many tourists.
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Romania´s capital Bucharest.  Fountains at Uniri Boulevard.  photo: Christian Maskos

You just arrived in Bucharest? Or you have been a while but need some historic facts to understand the city better? I´ve had been in Buchahrest more then five times before I took this tour: And it was still interesting and came up with many new facts and was really fun: Our Guide Vlad did a good job and very entertaining tour.

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The tour starts at the clock at Uniri Square, oposite the big fountain on Uniri Boulevard everyday at 10:30 and 18:00 (winter 15:00) and is completly free: If you like and have some spare coins - you can tipp the guide. But there is no need to do so. But remember: If you would be the guide: Even you love what you do - you would be happy if you could take some money home for two hours of work.

The tour includes facts about the political systems, the revolution in 1989, Caucescu´s last days and the need of the romanians before the revolutio. But also about the struggle in the early 90th after revolution wich you can not really imagine if you see modern Bucharest nowdays. The guides do show many pictures to visualize.

Also you visit the major sights of old-town and the Boulevard and ge to know some funny storys wich really happened: Do you know who took the first official speech form the balcony at the palast of the people? Guess?

It was Michael Jackson. And his first words have been unlukily: "Hallo Budapest". This and many other interesting and fun facts you will get known at this really recomandable tour.

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The view from the balcony.  photo: Christian Maskos

The Antique Hostel is a perfect small hostel in the very city center of Bucharest with an amazing view over the river, the goverment buildings and Piaza Uniri from the windows and balconys. A cool palce to stay and hang out - specially in summer.

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Every Backpacker knows: The day you used all clothes comes sooner then you expect: Washing is some basic need. Specially if you do fly within Wizzair´s hand-luggage regulations. So if you´re on a budget but don ´t wanna waste time - thats the place to go.

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