Tags archives: trekking

How it feels to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

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You might think, I'm not the best person to answer this question. A little while ago, when I told you the ins and outs of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, I also confessed that I actually failed to summit this beast of a mountain. And yet, I know what it feels like to set out to conquer Uhuru Peak, to walk up up up and see the world (well, at least Northern Tanzani[...]

Trekking in Chiang Mai - of blue toes and serenity

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"I'm cooking," my friend Julia declares and tries to cool herself with a self-made banana leaf fan. "You are boiling, not cooking," Jatoo, our guide, corrects her. His English is not only excellent, he is also a very brave man; I wouldn't have quibbled with her over semantics in the state we are all in. We are well into the third day of hiking in the mountai[...]

A guide to getting high: surviving the altitude

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  Pristine blue skies contrasting with the pure whiteness of salt deserts; vertiginous roads cutting through rainbow-coloured mountains; proud llamas strolling the high plateaus of the altiplano: the wild landscapes of the Andes range will take your breath away. Quite literally so, actually: above 2 500 or 3 000 meters, you might start experiencing w[...]

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 did [...]

Machu Picchu, Peru - Visiting One of the New Seven World Wonders

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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 N[...]