For a very long time, Africa was still a (mostly) blank spot on my travel map. In fall 2018, I managed to change that with a trip to South Africa (and Lesotho).
My three days in Cape Town were almost to short to get to know the city properly. Still, I can say that it will be difficult for any other South African city to compete with Cape Town: its location between Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain is extraordinary, it is quite safe (for South African standards), and there is lots to see. Continue reading (Deutsch) Die Perle Südafrikas
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
I spent the last two-and-a-half days in the Northern Drakensberg region. The first one-and-a-half days I did something which is (for me) quite extraordinary: nothing. Only yesterday, I went on a day hike to the Amphitheatre and Tugela Falls. Continue reading Hiking at Amphitheatre
For the last one-and-a-half days, we explored Lesotho mostly on foot: We did some hiking in both Bokong Nature Reserve and in Ts’ehlanyane National Park. Continue reading Hiking in the Maloti Mountains
The second week of my stay in South Africa was dedicated to the Drakensberg mountains. I started with two days in Underberg, in the Southern Drakensberg region, where I went on some hikes. Continue reading Hiking in the Drakensberg mountains
My last day in Luxembourg I spent with an activity that may not come to mind immediately when thinking of this country. Still, it is quite possible (and also fits my interests quite well): a hike in the Little Switzerland. Continue reading Hiking in Little Switzerland
In spring 2018, I treated myself to a very special trip: a visit to Ecuador and the Galapagos islands.
I should have been travelling in Ecuador for more than a week already. However, due to illness, I had to postpone my flight by a week. So, instead of spending eleven days along the Avenue of the Volcanoes, I only spent a couple of days in Otavalo. Still, it was a nice taste of the Ecuadorean Andes that has wet my appetite. Continue reading Andean peeks