Lately, I tend to stumble upon YouTube videos about New Zealand that are indeed wetting my appetite. Are these finds just coincidences, or am I simply visiting the "right" websites? Continue reading New Zealand is calling!
Between autumn 2010 and summer 2012, I explored Europe on several trips: I have been to the Balkans and the Baltics, to Spain, and to Norway.
For three weeks, I was backpacking in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
I just booked my flight: In exactly six month, I will be leaving for an eight-weeks long holiday in New Zealand (with a short, two-day stopover in Dubai on the way there) – thanks to a two-month long unpaid vacation.
On my recent trip through the Baltics, I had the impression that there are two types of backpackers: the "regular" backpackers – and me. Whereas the former typically concentrate on the three capitals, I have spent most of my time exploring the nature, which is (in my opinion) the true gem of this region. Continue reading Backpacking in the Baltics
In the meantime, I have arrived in Tallinn, the last stop of my trip through the Baltics. From there, I went on two day trips to the quite diverse, and very beautiful Lahemaa-Nationalpark. Continue reading Bay and Bog
In Soviet times, the island of Saaremaa was a military area to which access was restricted even for Estonians. Today, no signs of that remain – other than lots of untouched nature. Continue reading In the Soviet Military Area
During a four-hour layover in Pärnu, I had a short stroll through this nice seaside town. Continue reading Stop-Over in Pärnu