Portugal: Tips

My tips summarized here are based on a three weeks travel to the mainland of Portugal. The travel was split between self-driving and luggage transport between the long-distance hiking in the North of Portugal. Areas included are Minho, the Douro Valley and the Geres National Park. The trip was focused mainly on hiking, eating great Portuguese food and just enjoy great location in more unknown part of the North of Portugal.…

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Story Time: Camping in New Zealand

New Zealand is a dream destination for many travels. Mostly to visit the stunning nature. In order to enjoy exactly the same, the best thing to do in New Zealand is camping. We traveled to New Zealand well-prepared with all our outdoor gear. Only to learn that full equipment can be bought in every warehouse. In case you are lacking equipment or something gets broken, this is the place. For us…

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Pyrenees: Tips

General The Pyrenees is a mountain range in French, Spain and Andorra. Even that it is easier with speaking French and Spanish, it is also possible to get around with English. People are in general nice and try to help out as good as possible. In order to get to the area, the closest airports are Bilbao (Spain), Toulouse (France) or Barcelona (Spain). Transportation The easiest to go around in the…

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New Zealand: Driving Impression (Road Trip)

In 2014, we did a 7-week road trip in New Zealand. We drove on the south and north island around 5000 km. In order to get around in New Zealand there are several options. In general, it is on the road, as there is not a train network that covers all off New Zealand. Car/Camper Rental The most popular option is to rent a car or camper. We rented our car…

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Norway: Driving Impression

Our road trip/hiking trip to Norway was already back in 2017. In the time in Norway we drove around for 2500 km in a time frame of 3 weeks. In the article about Norway I only focused on the National Parks (Jostedalsbreen, Jotunheimen and Rondane) and Hikes we did. But I never explained the real deal with driving in Norway. Let me cover this in this article about our experiences. Road…

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Madeira: A perfect winter escape

As this is year is all under the motto of exploring more of Europe and finding the beauty in our backyard, we started our first travel of the year to Madeira. This small island belongs to Portugal and is an all year destination. It has a high season between Mai and September and a low season between October and April. The temperature on the island is all year nearly the same,…

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Argentina/Chile: Best of Patagonia

Patagonia is a barely populated region located at the southern end of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile. It covers the area from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia. The most visited area is the cycle El Chaltén, El Calafate and the Torres National Park in the South. To see more remote areas it is worth to take more time and start the Patagonia adventure in Puerto Varas. With driving…

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South Africa: Driving Impressions

Before coming to South Africa my picture for Africa was a lot of dirt roads and off-road driving. Even this might true for a lot of African countries it is not true for South Africa. The main percentage of the roads are paved and easy to drive. Having a non 4×4 drive is decent for almost every road. One big topic is the distances between places. It is easy to drive…

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La Réunion: Tips

General La Réunion is a French-speaking island, be aware that English are not spoken everywhere. People are in general nice and try to help out as good as possible. Most of the tourist on the island are french people. The island is small and easy for self driving. They have a good infrastructure, many signs in order to find places. Traffic information can be found on digital signs by the highway…

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South Africa: Tips

General People are pretty nice and helpful. In order to approach someone always starts with "Hello, how are you?" and wait for the response before you get to your original question. South Africa is easy for self driving. It has a good infrastructure, big freeways and much space. Still make sure that you are fine with driving on the left-hand side. Clarens Transportation The easiest way to go around in South…

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