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New Travel Destinations: Bolivia, Ethiopia, Iran, Myanmar

InvitationPapier-TerraIncognita - copieCountries like Bolivia, Ethiopia, Iran or Myanmar have been opening to visitors over the last years and are getting easier and easier to reach, both for experienced and less experienced travelers. These countries abound with highlights and offer different, partly more “authentic” travel experiences. Continue Reading →

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Markets Around The World – A Selection Of 40 Pictures

A Photo Essay on Markets in Africa, Asia, the Middle-East and South America

Bac Ha Sunday Market, North Vietnam

Bac Ha Sunday Market, North Vietnam

No matter where I travel, I immensely enjoy visiting markets. Many of them, especially in Africa & in Asia, but also in the Middle East & in South America, are an assault on your senses: colorful and at times disorientating, aromatic or even intoxicating, vibrant and eventually hectic places… But this is where “the real life” can be found, so different from touristic highlights (though some markets have turned extremely popular in the last years, also amongst tour groups…)

Here you find a selection of 40 pictures I took at markets in Asia (China, Myanmar, Vietnam & India), in Africa (Ethiopia & Senegal), in the Middle-East (Oman) & in South America (Colombia & Bolivia). Continue Reading →

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Malawi – A Selection Of 30 Pictures

Approaching Livingstonia, the shores of Lake Malawi

Approaching Livingstonia, the shores of Lake Malawi

In August 2014, we spent 2 weeks (self-)driving through Malawi and covered some of the highlights this country has to offer: crossing from Mozambique, we started in Blantyre, then headed towards Liwonde National Park for a Canoe Safari & a Jeep Safari, Chongoni Rock Art Area & Lilongwe. From there, we focused on Lake Malawi: laid-down Nkhotakota, the backpacker heaven of Nkhata Bay, and finally scenic Livingstonia in the far north, testing our Offroad driving skills. A pleasant stop we made on the way back to Lilongwe in South Viphya Forest Reserve – Here you find a selection of 30 pictures of Malawi Continue Reading →

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Mozambique – A Selection Of 16 Pictures

Whale Shark (Rhincodon Typus), Praia de Tofo, Tofo, Mozambique

Whale Shark (Rhincodon Typus), Praia de Tofo, Tofo, Mozambique

In August 2014, we spent 1 week in Mozambique before heading towards Malawi – The main target was Snorkeling with Whale Shark (Rhincodon Typus), at Praia de Tofo, enjoying Tofo, and discovering the capital city, Maputo – Here you find a selection of 16 pictures of Mozambique

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Zimbabwe – A Selection Of 24 Pictures

African Elephant (Loxodonta Africana), Nyamandhlovu Pan, Hwange National Park (Main Camp Area), Zimbabwe, Africa

African Elephant (Loxodonta Africana), Nyamandhlovu Pan, Hwange National Park (Main Camp Area), Zimbabwe, Africa

We spent three weeks in Zimbabwe in Juli 2012, and covered most of the National Parks and “Highlights” of this beautiful country on a Self-Drive Safari: Matobo, Hwange, Victoria Falls, Lake Kariba, Mana Pools, Gweru & Gonarezhou – Here you find a selection of 24 pictures of Zimbabwe Continue Reading →

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Uganda – A Selection Of 27 Pictures

Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla Gorilla Beringei), Family Habinyanja, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, West Uganda, Africa

Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla Gorilla Beringei), Family Habinyanja, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, West Uganda, Africa

In August 2011, we visited the string of National Parks in western Uganda, starting with Lake Byunyonyi, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elisabeth National Park including the Ishasha Sector, Kibale Rain Forest, Semliki National Park, Murchison Falls National Park including Budongo Forest and last but not least Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This journey can leisurely be done in two weeks. Kidepo National Park in the north east we skipped, too remote and too expensive. The third week, we crashed at the fabulous 2Friends Guesthouse in Jinja and used it as a base for numerous activities and outings, like walking to the source of the Nile, marveling at soon to – disappear Bujagali Falls and volunteering at Soft Power Education. Last but not least, we did some serious rafting over grade 5 Rapids on the Nile – Here you find a selection of 27 pictures from Uganda Continue Reading →

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Ethiopia: Historical Route – A Selection Of 26 Pictures

Bet Giyorgis Rock-Hewn Church, Lalibela

Bet Giyorgis Rock-Hewn Church, Lalibela

Discovering Ethiopia’s great history – Over Easter 2011, we followed what has become known as the “Northern Historical Circuit”. This term subsumes unparalleled highlights: Bahir Dar and the Monasteries of Lake Tana, the Royal Palaces of Gonder, the Stelae in Axum & the Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela – Here you find a selection of 26 pictures from Ethiopia Continue Reading →

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Ethiopia: Danakil Depression – A Selection Of 26 Pictures

Crater of the most active volcano in Africa with a permanent lava lake, Erta Ale, Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

Crater of the most active volcano in Africa with a permanent lava lake, Erta Ale, Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

An expedition of 6 days through the hottest spot on this planet – The lava lake of Erta Ale, one of the most active volcanoes on this planet; Dallol, a landscape of multi-colored hot springs and bizarre formations reminding of a coral reef; Endless caravans soundlessly leaving the village of Hamed Ale at the crack of dawn and trotting back late afternoon loaded with salt; The salt mine near Lake Asal and the very harsh working conditions of the Afars and Tigrians; Lake Asal’s vast salt plain with its surrounding rock formation – Here you find a selection of 26 pictures from Ethiopia (Danakil Depression) Continue Reading →

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Ethiopia: Omo Valley – A Selection Of 25 Pictures

Bull-Jumping Ceremony, Hamer People, near Turmi, Lower Omo Valley

Bull-Jumping Ceremony, Hamer People, near Turmi, Lower Omo Valley

There are not many places like the Lower Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia on this planet! Where do you find so many different cultures and ethnic groups in a relatively small area who still cling to their traditional way of life? This is absolutely unique, even the “Birr for Photo” business – Here you find a selection of 25 pictures from Ethiopia (Lower Omo Valley) Continue Reading →

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