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Long ago, the Amazon Rainforest has put me under a spell from far away; the endless luscious green fields of canopy, the impenetrable brush of the jungle, colorful orchids and tropical birds, the howls of a monkey flock in the distance. In admiration I watched the nature documentaries on TV with my dad. The wild animals of Jumanji made me cringe and dream at the same time. At nights I …

[ Written by Kathi | 20 Jan 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

Once upon a time, there was the pregnant wife of a farmer. She felt like eating the tongue of an ox and made her poor husband kill the most prestigious and beloved bull of the farm. Facing the punishment of the landlord, the farmer sought help from the village’s priest. His advice was that the entire village had to organise festivities so grand that it would bring the animal back …

[ Written by Kathi | 5 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]

Argentina’s wine capital offers much in the way of sensorial experiences. While enjoying its 320+ days of sun a year, stark mountain landscapes, vineyard-striped countryside and bustling downtown, try some of these suggestions for fully enjoying this wonderful land.
Meander: Mendoza’s wide, tree-lined streets make excellent strolling territory. It’s pedestrian walkways, cafe-lined avenues and palm-tree decorated parks and plazas are ideal for the casual ramble.

Visit: The countryside surrounding Mendoza city is …

[ Written by guest | 8 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

If you’ve been following this website you will know that we love beaches. During my travels I am almost analytical about how good a beach is. Is the sand nice and soft? Are the waves smooth? Is the water not too salty? Bonus points are given for hammocks and beach bars serving chilled pina coladas.
Some of our favorite beaches we’ve written about is the one in Tulum, Mexico, at the …

[ Written by Katja | 10 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

When arriving in a city you’ve never been to before, you probably like to wander around, stop to marvel at cute shops, sample a delectable ice-cream and take as many photos as possible of everything you see. In a matter of a few days you try to get the best all-round picture a tourist could get of a city but even with all the walking and the most in-depth study …

[ Written by Katja | 5 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]

A couple years ago, I was walking along the Seine in Paris, and noticed that a bridge and the stonewalls by the riverbank were covered by huge eyes in black and white. I found it fascinating, but I unfortunately forgot about it. Big mistake, since the artist behind it is one of the most inspiring street artists of our time. Yes, I’ve heard about Banksy, but believe me when I …

[ Written by guest | 14 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Did you know that Rio de Janeiro isn’t the capital of Brazil? Mistaking the capital of Samba for still being the capital of Brazil is a common mistake.  Ever since I read Jaclyn’s post on abandoned futuristic monuments from former Yugoslavia, I’ve been thinking about Brasilia, Brazil’s capital since the 1960, which in itself is one of the most monumental and futuristic places on earth. Brasilia, the wet dream of city …

[ Written by guest | 24 Aug 2011 | 5 Comments | ]

I’m super passionate about all sports that involve a board, so it comes at no surprise that I regularly find myself standing on a surf-, skate- or snowboard. So when I heard about the possibility of sandboarding in Peru, I was more than excited to try it out. Without any second thoughts I found myself in the desert oasis of Huacachinas, in South-West Peru, just a couple of hours away …

[ Written by guest | 25 Jun 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

There are lots of reasons to visit Chile. A stunning and one of the most diversified landscapes is one of them. In about 4000km of coast offering the driest desert of the earth (the Atacama desert), a region called Lake District with volcanos, deep blue lakes and silent green forests and awe-inspiring Patagonia with its rain forests, fjords and glaciers, you might well find your very own piece of paradise.
But …

[ Written by guest | 24 May 2011 | 18 Comments | ]

Once upon a time there were some Incas whose stronghold was a great, hidden village in the mountains of Peru. Peacefully they lived their life up in the mountains, while enemies tried to conquer the area around without ever finding the hidden village.
This is not just a fairy tale; the hidden village, Machu Picchu, still exists and was declared one of the New Seven World Wonders in 2007.
The Inca sanctuary …

[ Written by guest | 25 Feb 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
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