As I have heard a lot of good things about Phong Nha, I had high expectations — and even those were surpassed. The landscape alone is very beautiful, and the enormous caves in the area are just stunning. Continue reading Awed in Phong Nha
I have finally arrived at the last stop of my vaction in South Africa: Cape Town. From there, I took a day tour to the Cap Peninsula today, visiting Hout Bay, Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope, and Boulder Beach. Continue reading At the Cape of Good Hope
The karst hills of Yanshuo are indeed extraordinary – I have never seen anything like it. The numerous hills are dotting the landscape, in seemingly endless rows, one after the other. We have explored this region by bike and on some short hikes. Continue reading The surreal mountains of Yangshuo
Today is the 250th Friday Night Skating! Of course, I am participating – along with a record crowd of three to four thousand skaters and bikers.
Today, I decided to use some other means of transport than usual: I biked the Old Coach Road, which was the link between the Northern and Southern rail branches (before completion of the train link in the early 1900s). Continue reading Cycling the Old Coach Road
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
This weekend, I had to plan around the rainy periods. In the end, however, I had enough time for exploring Gauja National Park with its both attractions: river and castles. Continue reading Rainy, Cloudy, Go!
My last stop in Lithuania was Aukštaitija National Park, which boasts more than 100 lakes that are mostly interconnected by small streams. Therefore, the best way to explore this region is by an (overnight) canoe trip. Unfortunately, I did not have enough time for that, so I simply rented a bike. Continue reading The Aukštaitija Bicycle Chain Massacre
Today's excursion to the Curonia Spit was a very memorable one: The mixture of more sand dunes, which are over 50 meters high, and dense forest makes this area rather unique (at least in my experience). Continue reading Today’s Special Combo: Forest, Sand, and Sea!