Azores: Days on São Miguel Island

The island of flowers To visit the Azores Island, has been on my bucket list forever. Islands have this magical attraction, of having the ocean, the mountains and the views all in a real compact area. In order to make the best of the travel days on the island, it is recommendable to stay some days in the east (Furnas) and some days in the west (Candelaria). Rhododendron Lantana Rhododendron Rhododendron…

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Portugal: Hiking the south (Rota Vicentina)

Algave Region (Hiking on The Historical Way)The Algave Region is mainly popular for its beautiful beaches and summer holidays. Which is calling for a lot of travelers. Nether less, the region has a lot of more to offer. Even that the majority of the Fishermen's trail is located in the Alentejo region - see below - some parts can be hiked at the Algave. This trails can be combined with the…

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Namibia: Tips

General Namibia is a country that is easy for self-driving. An important thing to know is that the majority of the roads are gravel - but an easy kind. Nothing compared to Iceland or Mongolia. Even that, it is highly recommended to rent a 4x4, the majority of the time it would not have been necessary. There only had been two times which really needed a 4x4. First in the Tiras…

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Namibia: A dream of sunsets

Windhoek After your night flight from Frankfurt, we started our journey in Namibia with a relaxing day at the pool in Windhoek. But before that, we go a bit of a fun before getting your rental car. Folks who returned to Namibia insisted of having 2 spare wheels instead of only 1. Many inspections detailed the whole process. We even had to change one wheel, as it had no profile anymore.…

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Poland: Hikes in the Karkonosze National Park

Some destinations are not real bucket list dream destinations - at least what my list is concerned -, until you been there and find all the beauty in it. Visiting the Karkonosze National Park in Poland, was exactly like that. It is interesting that for some places we have a clear picture in our head and when we have been there we realize that it is completely wrong. But let me…

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Spain: Days in the Picos de Europa National Park

A couple of times we have flown over the Mountain Range of the Picos de Europa National Park in the Nord of Spain. As the mountain range looked really nice from above, we have been curious and locked up. The Picos are a mountain range extending for about 20 km and forming part of the Cantabrian Mountains in north of Spain. The range is situated in the Autonomous Communities of Asturias…

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Madeira: An outdoor playground

With being to Madeira already two times, we know the popular touristic hikes. Which are stunning but also crowded. With having the pandemic still around, we wanted this time to explore the more unknown region of the north. Mainly around São Vicente and Boaventura, the places where we found nice AirB&B accommodations. In order to have the real local experience. Instead of staying in an impersonal hotel room. Boca das Voltas…

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Madeira: Never stop learning

This weekend we did a trip to Ponto do Pargo to do a hike at the Faja Grande. At the beginning of the hike was a small restaurant surrounded by its own garden. So far so unspectacular you might, would say. The interesting part was in the details, as the owner was taking the time to put a little sign in front of every plant to show what it is. I…

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Madeira: Just disconnect for a while

Levada do Norte Encumeada That 2020 was a crazy year, we can all agree on. Not many of us experiencing something comparable in your lives. It is interesting that in the beginning most of us thought this all will go away in a matter of a couple of months. Guess what we all been wrong. It is now over 10 months in quarantine, lockdown and a way different life as we…

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Madeira: A pure nature island

Hike among the east coast Traveling to Madeira was always special, as the landing on the island is already a highlight. With the airport right next to the ocean, the landing curve is going over the cliffs of the east cape. This is every time around an experience. As the Covid-19 cases in all over Europe are rising, on the island extra measure were taken. Either way you bring a negative…

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