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Destinations Europe Featured

Welcome to the Plitvice Lakes – Croatia’s surreal beauty

June 13, 2017
Plitvice what to see

Sometimes there are places which are too overwhelming and seem impossible to describe in a few words and photos. The Plitvice Lakes National Park in the heart of Croatia definitely belongs to those places. That’s why it took me almost two months to write an article about it. I had to choose from more than 300 photos and I thought it’ll be impossible to do so. But finally – after many hours of brain work and painful decisions – I…

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Destinations Featured Thailand

Visiting Mu Koh Surin National Park

April 23, 2017
Surin islands day trip

Dear Thailand, I gotta tell you something: You’re spoiled. The amount of tropical islands that belong to your kingdom isn’t fair. And I doubt I’ll be able to visit all of them during my lifetime but I’m trying. It doesn’t matter how often I keep coming back to you, I’ll always end up with a longer bucket list. One by one I’m working my way through that list to finally make it to one of the remotest of all Thai…

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Destinations Thailand

Kuraburi and Si Phang Nga – touched by nature

April 13, 2017
travel Phang Nga province

I’m fascinated by the jungle. And I’m also afraid – or let’s say – I have a healthy portion of respect for it. One of the (many, many) reasons why I love Thailand so much, is the amount of well maintained national parks that take you closer to the eye of nature without loosing contact to civilization completely. And just when I thought I’ve seen it all, the country always comes up with something surprising… The most unexpected jewel of this trip…

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Asia Destinations

From the archives: Vietnam – Halong Bay

February 11, 2017
Halong Bay cruise

I can tell you, mid-February is usually the time where I start getting tired of winters here. Especially this year is tougher because I didn’t take a winter break over Christmas/New Year in the tropics, however there’s light at the end of the tunnel. I postponed my vacation to Southeast Asia to a later point and more precisely I’ll be arriving in Vietnam in exactly one month.…

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Americas Destinations

Greetings from the Cape

August 9, 2016
Cape Cod

What locals simply call the cape actually is the shortcut for Cape Cod, a peninsula and popular summer destination that offers endless sandy beaches, lots of hiking and bike trails and the epicentre of hippie and gay tourism in the artsy town of Provincetown. It supposed to be an easy two-hour drive from Boston but turned out to be four at the end thanks to heavy traffic.…

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Austria Destinations

The (temporary) magic of the Emerald Lake

June 23, 2015
Emerald lake Austria hiking

I think I can say that I’ve traveled much and seen quite a few places. But of all places I’ve been to, one stole my heart – and what irony – it’s only a two hour drive away from home 🙂 Welcome to Tragöß, a sleepy village somewhere in the alps of Styria! This village hosts a treasure in the back country, which is simply called “Grüner See” (literally “green lake”). …

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