Germany: Back to the roots

Natternkopf Disteln Essigbaum (Vinegar Tree) As a kid I found my tiny hometown in the Saale Valley mostly boring. I had no eye for the surrounding nature, neither the appreciation for the silence the countryside is offering. I somewhere heard something like "First you have to see the world in order to appreciate your home". For me this is totally true. With being away from home now for over 20 years,…

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Slovenia: Days in the Soča Valley

Welcome to BovecAfter driving from the Dolomites to Slovenia, we were greeted warmly by our apartment (Apartment Wallas) host in Čezsoča just outside Bovec. He showed us the rooftop apartment which had the best view into the Soča Valley - which I used so many times only to enjoy the silent and views into this beautiful valley. The host explained to me a couple of things to do in Bovec and…

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Chile: Rafting Paradise (Futaleufu)

The road 40 from Bariloche to Futaleufu is paved, which made it a smooth easy ride. The last part driving forward to the border of Chile is an unpaved road in an amazing mountain range surrounding. Even that distances in Patagonia are time-consuming, the amazing landscapes make up for that fact. Road 259 The picture below shows a real smooth border crossing from Argentina to Chile that were done in 5…

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La Réunion: One of the best hikes in the world – La Chapelle (Cilaos)

Small sign for the La Chapelle hike After days of waiting, the road to Cilaos got reopened again, and we started our way to the unforgettable "La Chapelle" hike. Even if you are not planning to hike in the area of Cilaos, just driving up there and stay in a hotel with the amazing views and local wine. Flowers on the way As rain was the main factor why the road…

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La Réunion: A refreshing hike to Cap Blanc

As due to the hot and rainy weather longer hikes were not the thing we could do, we used today for giving it another try. On the way to the Cap Blanc hike we passed the Cascade de Grand Galet. Which are a couple of waterfalls and pools that are popular for swimming and having a picnic. As the place was a bit crowded we choose to wait with the swimming…

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Thailand: A train ride to remember – Death Railway

After visiting The Bridge of Kwai we took the train on the Death Railway towards Bangkok. The Railway is also known as the Burma Railway, the Siam–Burma Railway or the Thai–Burma Railway. It was a 415 kilometer railway between Ban Pong, Thailand, and Thanbyuzayat, Burma. Now it only operates between Nong Pla Duk and Nam Tok. The highlight of the tour is for sure the drive over the wooden bridge of…

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