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Overland travel: German Christmas Market

Overland travel: German Christmas Market

Notwithstanding the very sad events that just took place in Berlin, we would like to remember the positive spirit of the German Christmas Markets and wish you happy holidays! This month we visited two Christmas Markets (called “Weihnachtsmarkt”) in...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet. We asked...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet. We asked...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet....
Stone soup and making new friends

Stone soup and making new friends

Those who know us personally would agree that our home is an open door, where the bar and kitchen are for everyone’s enjoyment. We always love having people over, no matter where we are, which usually results in making solid friendships fast. Yes, on occasion I...
Cairo and Out

Cairo and Out

Once Bubbles arrangements were sorted it was time for me to head through to Cairo for a day of sight-seeing before jet-setting back home to South Africa. At this point, I finalized a decision I had been toying with for a while. I would meet up with Bubbles in RSA and...
Bilderbuch Rio de Janeiro

Bilderbuch Rio de Janeiro

„Ihr seid aus Kanada?“, fragte unser Taxifahrer mit dem schönen Namen Carlos Henrique da Silva de Paiva. „Nein, aus Deutschland …“. Schweigen. „Oh, scheiße, 7:1“, und zeigte uns die Gänsehaut auf seinem Arm. Das WM-Halbfinale, das jetzt etwas mehr als zwei Jahre...

Greece: The Essentials

More than 2000 years ago, Greece was the birthplace of Western civilization. And traces of its millennia old history are dotted all over the country. But Greece is not only for the history and archeology buffs! There are also superb beaches, beautiful islands, great...
Welcome to Iran

Welcome to Iran

„Welcome to Iran“, so oder ähnlich beginnt jedes Gespräch im Iran. Der Iran ist ein gastfreundliches Land und die Bewohner gehören zu den herzlichsten Menschen, die wir auf Reisen getroffen haben. Auch wenn die Sprachbarrieren groß sind (unsere Farsi...
Alto de las Piedras

Alto de las Piedras

Three is the number when it comes to archaeological sites visited around San Agustin and Ismos. The third site, Alto de las Piedras is basically a small site with eight outdoor exhibits only, but still interesting enough to spend some time around. Here as well there...