Tags archives: adventure

Namibia – Where desert, ocean and the moon meet

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“Where is the 4x4?”, “Check the gear stick!”, “I am, there is nothing.” “Maybe a button?!” “A button? Since when do you put the 4x4 in with a button?”. When three very proficient drivers cannot find it, chances are that no, the car you hired is not hiding the 4x4 from you, it simply does not have one. And as it is not the Batmobile, chances that it will m[...]

Lions, hippos and rainbows - an African adventure

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Technically I live in Africa. But when people hear Africa they think of savannah and lions. That is if they know their stuff. Some still ask me whether I see tigers on my way to work. No, I don’t, because the only tigers there are in Africa are in a zoo. Cape Town is different altogether. No, still no tigers on the streets, but no lions either. While yes, te[...]

Why Women Should Travel

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International Women’s Day is a celebration of nebulous origins, and dubious manifestations (should we thank or punch the colleague who holds the door for us "because it's International Women's Day"?). However, this annual milestone has one merit: every year, for one day, it specifically focuses media attention on issues regarding gender equality—and, in t[...]

The Top 8 Water Activities of Australia

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The summer in Australia is raging hard, fast and hot at the moment. The beauty of the glorious Aussie summer brings the stereotypical care-free and sunshine drenched beach lifestyle, but there’s no time to beach bum around. With the temperatures soaring, don’t waste time lying on the beach topping up your tan. Get involved with the hundreds of water adventur[...]

Winterlust: A Bucket List for Winter

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Lately, I find myself complaining about winter more than usual. After freezing and shivering in -20°C Berlin two winters in a row, fate brought me to the milder, yet wetter winter in Glasgow. But even though temperatures hardly drop below zero here, it's still too cold most days. And if it's not, it's too warm for this time of the year. Or too windy. Or too [...]

Go and watch a mountain movie

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Would I trade a sandy beach for an exciting mountain adventure? Swimming in a calm lake for racing down a rapid torrent? Or strolling through a crowded city for hiking along a lonely path? Am I an explorer myself? And do I like to meet people with the same passion? If you've answered 'yes' to all of the above you will want to read on. Let me introduce you t[...]

Made in Iceland - on hiking through the highlands for 25 days

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This summer I completed a 25day long solo-hike through Iceland and made a short documentary about it called MADE IN ICELAND. Since then I've been overwhelmed by the positive feedback I've got-  and the many questions about my trip. And here they are,  the answers to a collection of the most frequently asked questions about the hike:   ICELAND Why[...]

Sandboarding in the Desert

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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, j[...]

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