The first 24 hours in Lesotho was dedicated to getting to know the Basotho (as the local people are called): We visited a sheep shearing shed, have seen some traditional crafts and dances, visited a traditional healer, and stayed at a rural homestay. Continue reading Visiting the Basotho
On first glance, China is a very westernized, capitalistic country. Only gradually, you might experience a bit of a cultur shock (for example in a public toilet, when you suddenly face a Chinese on an open squat toilet). But I am getting ahead of myself – here are the peculiarities of China from the point of a view of a Westerner. Continue reading China for Dummies
As already mentioned, a lot of indigenous people still live around San Cristóbal zahlreiche Indigene. Despite the christianisation by the Spaniards, a lot of the old Mayan customs remain. Continue reading Coca Cola for the health, or: The modern Mayas
Actually, I wanted to go to Nagarkot today. This village is located at approximately 2,000 metres above sea level, and you are supposed to have a great view of the Himalayas from there. What is more, there are some nice hikes in the surrounding hills. However, I did not manage to get there. Still, I managed to get to a hiking trail in the end – just not the one I originally planned to. Continue reading Taking the scenic route to hiking
What does it mean to be Austrian? On occasion of today’s Austrian National Day, I would like to take a short (not quite serious) look on the Austrian way of life. Continue reading Austria for Dummies
It is said that elves and trolls still live in Iceland. So, we visited Bakkagerði, the "capital of the Elves" – and the puffins that nest just a few kilometers way. Continue reading Visiting Elves and Puffins
Today, we wanted to go on a full-day excursion. However, due to bad weather (storm and rain), we decided to stay close to our accommodation. Continue reading Water falls (from the sky)
I cannot stress enough how I love the "Kiwi Way of Life" liebe: Always relaxed, never serious! Continue reading I simply love the Kiwis!