This is my final post from Armenia. It was really a fantastic journey. Look at all those divers landscapes! I can really recommend this country for people who love to go somewhere, where there is no touristic infrastructure in every corner. I would have liked to speak Russian to talk to people more, they all […]
On one of our last days we wanted to climb Mount Azhdahak but some of us were still suffering from different physical afflictions so we decided to take our sleeping bags and mats and install a “hospital” camp in the mountains to wait on the others to come back from the trail. I was kind of disappointed to miss the opportunity to see the famous crater lake, but frankly, when have you ever done this: Hanging around in the greatest landscape at an altitude of 3000m in an ocean of colors?
The only distraction we had was a horse and a donkey coming from different directions, meeting each other finally and run away together.
Rosas Haiku: Der Adler kreist Das Wasser kräuselt die Stirn Wolken ziehen auf
The Armenian Alphabet is – after Mount Ararat, the Genocide and Christianity – one of the big contributors to Armenian identity. It was developed by Mesrop Mashtots in 5th century and was probably influenced by the Ethiopian alphabet. Just after its development Mesrop Mashtots founded schools all over Armenia where the new alphabet was taught. Rosas […]
Sevan Lake is located at an altitude of 1,900m above sea level and its total surface is around 5,000 km2 (1/6 of Armenias total surface). Therefore Lake Sevan is one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in Eurasia. During Soviet times the lake was dramatically exploited and lost more than 40% of its water. If you […]
As we faced really hot weather again and our skin was still embarrassed from our yesterdays walk, we decided to chose a trail with at least partly more shade and walked from Over Haddon along River Lathkill until we crossed the Limestone Way which nearly led us back to where we came from. We even […]
As I was on my own this time and it rained a lot at the beginning of the tour, I had some thoughts about why I’m doing that and what hiking and being outdoors means to me. Being in nature always comes to one point. It grounds me and makes me aware of the fact, […]
We had a wonderful small hike trough the wild and sympathetically messy Düppeler Forst which is still inside the city of Berlin. You get an impression of the size of Wannsee on this hike. Just before we visited the Wannsee Conference Memorial (Haus der Wannseekonferenz), a visit which can be connected to this small hike. I […]
Location: Postbruch near Straußberg – Bötzsee – Spitzmühle – Fängersee – and back on the opposite shore / Distance: 12 km / from city center: 37,5 km/south east / Weather: -1 °C, cloudy / Camera: Nikon D90, 55-300mm lens