Gukhtak Churches Matosavank Monastery I saw a sign for the Transcaucasian Trail on the way and was surprised because I always thought the trail to be located in the upper Caucasus in Georgia. I looked for a map and the only thing I found was a map from a planned […]
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 […]
This was frankly one of my favorite excursions in Armenia. Not so much because of the Petroglyphs which are quite interesting as well but because of the vastness of this fantastic landscape high above the green valley of Jermuk. Even people, mostly Yazidis, live here at those heights. I can barely imagine this live amongst […]
Location: Postbruch – western shore of Bötzsee – Spitzmühle – eastern shore of Bötzsee – Eggersdorf Siedlung – Postbruch / Distance: 12 km / Public Transport: S-Bahn to Strausberg, Bus to Eggersdorf (ca. 1h30m) / from city center: 33 km / East / Weather: 23 °C, sunny and cloudy / Camera: Nikon D90, 70-300 mm lens.
We made a family excursion by canoe along river Spree and the wild Müggelspree which is highly recommendable. We went from Fürstenwalde to Hangelsberg, which means we went with the flow but anyway: you can’t do it without effort. You have to have at least one sporty guy/girl on board :-).
This was our last day in the Peak District and with our friends, who left for their honeymoon to Majorca the next day, and we had only the morning for a short hike because we had to leave for the airport in the afternoon. What I learned: England is really underestimated hiking country. Just look […]
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 […]
We went on trip north to Peak District National Park in Derbyshire after the Wedding together with the newly weds whose parents own a wonderful apartment in the picturesque valley of Cressbrook Mill. I didn’t know anything about it before because I didn’t have any time to read something about it or to look at […]
We hired some bikes and made a tour in the direction of the famous lighthouse. It was so hot this day that we didn’t get there but already the part we did was wonderful. It’s pure green and dark blue vastness with horses, birds and endless, empty beaches.
At the end of the day there was one more color: The shiny red of my sunburn.