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
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)!
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.
I really liked Storms River and the neighbouring Tsitsikamma National Park: a very homey hostel, nice fellow travellers, breathtakingly beautiful landscape – and sunshine! Continue reading Sunshine in Tsitiskamma
Today, I had to plan around some rain showers again. So, I spent a time window of about five hours which was expected to be (mostly) dry in the beautiful Nature’s Valley. Continue reading Pristine Nature’s Valley
One advantage of the Garden Route is that everything is quite close together. However, in case of bad weather, this is also a disadvantage: You are likely to have bad weather everywhere. Yesterday, this was confirmed for me, unfortunately. Luckily, the sunshine returned much sooner than anticipated. So, I could enjoy Knysna in the sun today. Continue reading Knysna, or: Thank God for the wrong weather forecast