On my last vacation day, I went hiking in the foothills of the Traunstein mountain near Gmunden. Continue reading Hiking below Traunstein
As I am staying close to Lake Hallstatt, it was only logical to dedicate one day to explore the area around the lake. So, today I went hiking on the East Shore Trail, stand-up paddling on the Southern part, and swimming in Obertraun. Continue reading Lake Hallstatt by land and water
Today, the weather was supposed (and did turn out) to be rather changeable. So, I decided to do the tourist thing and visit Hallstatt and its salt mine. Continue reading Hallstatt in Corona times
The Loser mountain is worth a visit – and that’s just what I did today. Continue reading Loser is a winner!
Today, I started hiking at the doorstep of my vacation apartment: I hiked up Ewige Wand ("Eternal Wall") to Predigtstuhl ("Preaching chair"), and then on to Hütteneckalm. Continue reading Preaching chair made from rocks
After two days of rain on the first two days of my holidays, it was finally dry (even though still cloudy) today. So, I took the opportunity to go hiking at Gosau Lakes (and later at Altaussee). Continue reading Ready, Set, Go(sau Lakes)!
For the first time ever, I have to cancel a whole trip: Originally, I planned to travel to Bhutan in early April. However, the current situation with COVID-19 makes this trip impossible. Continue reading Bhutan has to wait
As I only had time for some of the highlights during my first visit to South Africa in 2018, I explored some other parts of the country in fall 2019, namely the Garden Route and the Wild Coast.
Like last year, I ended my trip to South Africa in Cape Town. This time, I focused a bit more on the recent history of the city than the main tourist sites: I did some walking tours, and visited Robben Island and the District Six Museum. Continue reading Back to Cape Town
Even though I could not do the hike I had planned, I enjoyed myself in Coffee Bay – I simply had two rather relaxing days there. Continue reading Relaxing, not hiking