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
Location: Wochenendsiedlung am Koppelgraben – Blankenfelde – Biotopsee Arkenberge – Arkenberge – Badesee Arkenberge – along Blankenfelder Graben – Wochenendsiedlung am Koppelgraben / Distance: 12 km / from city center: 14 km / East / Weather: 2 °C, sunny and cloudy / Camera: Nikon D90, […]
On our weekend trip to Bucharest, I wanted to have a tour outside the city to see a little bit of the rural surroundings and to get an idea of the landscape. Snagov is approximately 40 km north of Bukarest and we went there with our adorable hosts Silvia and George from the fabulous cloud 9 living hostel and their baby daughter Josephine.
To reach the island we had to cross a pedestrian bridge over a wonderful lake. At the entrance of the church we encountered some disagreements because our hosts didn’t agree with the dubious guy cashing entrance fees from tourists but not from locals. Obviously nowhere in Romania the entrance for a church has to be payed.
The beautifully paint small church is also considered to be the tomb of barbarous Vlad Țepeș a very famous guy in Romania who is today knewn as the source of inspiration to Bram Stokers Dracula.
When officials opened the tomb in 1931, it was – of course – empty.
We went on a hike from Puerto Vilamil to the Wall of Tears, which is the only remaining evidence from the times where this part of Isabela Island has been a penitentiary colony (1946-59) for prisoners from the mainland. In 1959 this episode ended with a massiv escape, including the kidnapping of an US yacht, […]
Isabela is the biggest of the Galapagos Islands, build out of six major volcanos. Only 2.000 people live in Puerto Villamil and an other village uphill and you really get this isolated island feeling being there. Beyond the only road leading to the rim of the caldera of Sierra Negra Volcano, is 120 km pure […]