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.
Continue reading “Patagonia Off the Beaten Path”
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.
Continue reading “Ride with Gauchos”
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.
Continue reading “Why is a Horseback Safari Better Than a ‘Regular’ One?”
A trail ride in Ethiopia was like being sucked into a time warp: clay huts next to the rivers, donkeys and horses gathering by the streams to drink water. No electricity, no cell phones. The way it was 3000 years ago. Living off the grid. No doubt we loved it.
Continue reading “Living Off the Grid in Ethiopia”
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. You may read about our adventure from the beginning here.
Continue reading “Visiting a Traditional Ethiopian Hut While Trekking in the Bale Mountains”
Trail riding in Ethiopia was amazing and hard at the same time, both physically and emotionally – especially coming to terms with the locals. Communication problems while travelling in Ethiopia got us by surprise.
Continue reading “Communication Problems While Travelling Ethiopia”
Freezing temperatures near the equator, disappearing horses, awkward clothing and other things we did not expect during our epic horse riding in Ethiopia.
Continue reading “Surprises While Horseback Riding in Ethiopia”
My trail ride in the Ethiopian Bale Mountains was a lifetime experience in the deepest sense of these words. Even though I’m always trying to get off the beaten path, I have never thought it was possible to get that far off it.
Continue reading “A Week-Long Trail Ride in the Ethiopian Bale Mountains – Where Globalization Has Nothing to Claim”
With almost 25m people, Mexico City is so enormous, that I gave up on the idea of seeing all of its sights. It would mean spending hours and hours on trains, buses and taxis, hours I could have spent outdoors enjoying the sun. The idea I had was to keep things slow and focus on the neighbourhood we were staying in and that was Xochimilco. There is a lot to see there – enough for a whole week!
Continue reading “7 Awesome Things to do in the Neighborhood Xochimilco, Mexico City”