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Albania: The Essentials

The Albanian identity, as one native told us, lies on three columns: their liberator Skënderbej, their unique language – and Rakija. Albania, or better Shqiperia, is a small country with a big and influencing history. Their national hero Skënderbej dates back to...
Die andere Seite von Java

Die andere Seite von Java

Da sind wir: Java, die bevölkerungsreichste Insel der Welt. Sowohl durch die Erzählungen anderer Reisender, als auch durch die gegebenen Fakten, begegnen wir der Insel mit einem Vorurteil, denn allein auf Java leben genauso viele Menschen wie in dem...
Camping in the Ardennes

Camping in the Ardennes

A tent, a sleeping bag and an a “crazy” aunt ;-).   All the ingredients for a fun week in the Belgian Ardennes.  This past week I -Nicole- was in the Belgian Ardennes with family. It was the first time camping for my nephew (11) and niece (8). We had to...
purmamarca – bolivien  anfang juli 2016

purmamarca – bolivien anfang juli 2016

inzwischen sind wir seit ein paar tagen in bolivien. der grenzübertritt war problemlos in einer stunde erledigt. wir dachten, dass wir in argentininen in den wenigen tagen nicht mehr genug erleben würden, um einen ganzen blog zu füllen – weit gefehlt! nach...
Italia and into France

Italia and into France

We stayed in Palermo two days and did a lot of walking exploring the old town, there are some amazing bits of Architecture and history but I’m afraid its a bit dirty and down at heel, the heat makes some of the city’s less appealing smells more pungent. From a tourist...
Home to Dubrovnik

Home to Dubrovnik

We left home Thursday, referendum day after Fiona finished work and blasted down to Durham our culinary needs refreshed by what I though was a bizarrely placed Indian restaurant at a service station on the A1. No dramas and up the following morning to find out...
Fellow Overlanders

Fellow Overlanders

This was another unexpected publish from the L.I.F.E (Litle Indian Family of Explorers) our companions and friends through the Nepal earthquake. We met the Baid Family on line while we were trying to organise our China crossing. A crazy dream that Anad  (the...
Krüger National Park

Krüger National Park

Certainly, we had imagined beforehand that the “Krüger National Park” in South Africa would be one of the highlights of our Transafrican adventure … The reality turned out to be even more spectacular. With roundabout 20.000 square kilometres (half of...