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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Portugal: Resume after hiking 200 km in the North of Portugal

As in 2020 travel was upside down, I was on the search of hiking opportunities in Europe that were off the beaten paths. Portugal may not come first in mind when searching for this. The country is mainly known for it's amazing beaches at the Algave region. May some know the Fishermen's Trail (Rota Vicentina), which is still on my list but I wanted to leave it for our trip around…

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World: Top 10 Places you won’t believe exist

The world is big and beautiful. It has a lot of places to offer that you won't believe exists before you see it with your own eyes. Let me give you here an overview of Top 10 places that I could not believe exist until I was standing in from of it. My selection is really limited and the countries mentioned below have a lot of more to offer, I just…

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Slovenia: Tips

General In general Slovenia was everything but what I was expecting it to be. Honestly I did not have any clear picture of what to expect. Slovenia is a beautiful natural side, with good infrastructure for self driving, as well for internet and phone. In addition, it was really clean - reminded me in that point a lot of Norway - toilets at every parking lot, no rubbish at any side.…

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Italy: Why visit the Dolomites?

The Dolomites are worth visiting in all the season. Main seasons for winter sport is December to April, best season for hiking is September to October. In order to avoid the crowds try to stay away in August, as this is the summer holiday season in Europe. Let me give you some reasons why to visit the Dolomites. The beautiful mountains No matter which valley of the Dolomites you are choosing,…

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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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World: What I learned from traveling the world

Over last 10+ years my addiction to travel grew by every year. Even that I did not do an around the world travel yet, I already had a lot of takeaways from the traveling, working and studying in foreign countries in the past years. In this article I will share what I learned from traveling the world. An amazing view Traveling is an addiction Many people who love travel will agree…

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Madeira: Pain and pleasure – not all flat Levadas

Even that Madeira is mainly known for hiking at the amazing levadas, it is not as flat as you might think. As Madeira is a volcanic island it provides a lot of steep hikes that are in the technical section. Bringing hiking sticks is a good idea in order to hike the following hikes. Boca Do Risco Boca Do Risco – Coastal Hike Rabaçal - Levada do Risco and Levada das…

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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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