Ever wanted to walk on the "Stairway to Heaven"? Then you should hike from Pico do Areiro to Pico Ruivo. If it's sunny, you can enjoy an amazing view of the entire island of Madeira. If it's cloudy - even better: You will be able to climb a steep stairway that arises from the clouds.
The coastal city of Lüderitz was founded by the German merchant Adolf Lüderitz in 1883. It quickly became one of the richest cities in Africa due to the thick layers of valuable guano on the islands in the Lüderitz bay, the rich fishing grounds, the diamonds found nearby and its role as a trading port.
The Fish River Canyon The second stop on our tour was the Fish River Canyon. It is the second largest canyon in the world, topped only by the Grand Canyon in the United States. Most of the area is a large nature reserve, with lodges and campsites scattered across the wide landscape.If you get a
The Kalahari Desert The Kalahari spans much of Northern and Eastern Namibia and stretches to Botswana and South Africa as well. It is actually not a true desert, but a “semi-desert”, i.e. it hosts a lot of vegetation, but is too dry to be fully covered with grass or forest. The entire Kalahari used to
The best way to get around in Namibia is by 4x4 camping van. Roads in Namibia are safe, and there are plenty of amazing campsites all around the country. While the luxurious safari lodges are relatively expensive, camping offers an affordable alternative with a much more immersive nature experience. 16 day self-drive camping tour through
What we experienced in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. Cu Chi Tunnels, City Tours, meeting an old letter writer at the Old Post Office - and which Skybar is better than the one in the Bitexco Tower.
Sihanoukville And the Cambodian Islands We took quite a while to decide where we wanted to stay in Sihanoukville. Should we stay on the coast or go to one of the Cambodian islands? And if yes, which of the many islands should we visit? We eventually came to the following conclusion: If you want to
Battambang is one of the less busy, and less touristic cities in Cambodia. You still have a lot to see - from the bats at Phnom Sampeau to the Bamboo train. If you want to avoid large tourist crowds, take a stop over in Battambang! Travelling from Siem Reap to Battambang According to TripAdvisor, the
The giant temple complex of Angkor is one of the world's most fascinating travel destinations. Several hundred years ago, Angkor was the home to more than a million people. At the time, it was probably the largest urban area in the world. Scientists are still puzzled why exactly this metropolis was abandoned.Soon enough, the jungle
My girlfriend and I have always dreamed of backpacking through South East Asia. However, we both work full-time and only have a limited amount of vacation days. We eventually figured out a route to travel Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in just a little more than two weeks without feeling hurried, or like we've missed much.