Patagonia Off the Beaten Path

Patagonia Off the Beaten Path

If you have been to Torres del Paine, Patagonia’s most famous national park, you know how crowded this place might get: mountains of multicolored backpacks, fully booked campings, dozens of trekkers who watch the sunrise at Mirador.

However, there are some stunning places in Patagonia off the beaten path along the Chilean Carretera Austral. They are no less beautiful than Torres del Paine and way less crowded.
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Ride with Gauchos

Ride with Gauchos

When Fabian met us in the morning to bring us to a small estancia in the Andes near Mendoza, he was wearing a gaucho beret. Like real Argentinean gauchos do, we thought. On the way to the estancia, our trail ride was supposed to start from, he spoke of 3 different ways to preprocess and prepare mate tea. Our companion definitely knew how to do things the way gauchos do them.
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Why is a Horseback Safari Better Than a ‘Regular’ One?

Why is a Horseback Safari Better Than a ‘Regular’ One?

You are planning a trip to the south or east of Africa and a safari is on your bucket list. You are surfing the internet and studying the guidebooks in order to find out, what safari tours are the best ones: where you can go to see lots of animals and what game reserve has the most scenic landscapes. But the right question for us is not “where”, but “how”: it really depends on how you explore the game reserves. Saying that – we had great fun and made the most of our time doing safaris on horseback.
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Visiting a Traditional Ethiopian Hut While Trekking in the Bale Mountains

Visiting a Traditional Ethiopian Hut While Trekking in the Bale Mountains

Trail riding in the Bale Mountains was the adventure of a life time: horse handlers who run as fast as galloping horses, forests full of cute monkeys and fields packed with fleas. In this sixth part of the seven-part-long story we give an account of the traditional huts we visited and thoughts on a tipping issue. You may read about our adventure from the beginning here.
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