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Paraty, Brazil: Why to Put It on Your Bucket List

Paraty, Brazil: Why to Put It on Your Bucket List

Paraty, Brazil. This town, hidden in the hills of the Atlantic Forest, simply has it all: stunning beaches, spectacular waterfalls, historical architecture, jungle and trails for hiking and horse trekking.

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.

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.

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.

Communication Problems While Travelling Ethiopia

Communication Problems While Travelling Ethiopia

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.

What Food to Take Camping in Ethiopia?

What Food to Take Camping in Ethiopia?

Having spent 7 days in the wilderness of the Ethiopian Bale Mountains, we reflect on what food to take camping. On top of that, we give an account of the unique animals and plants one may find only in this part of the world.

Living Off the Grid in Ethiopia

Living Off the Grid in Ethiopia

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.

Berlin to Georgia – Day 26: Ushguli, Svanetia

Berlin to Georgia – Day 26: Ushguli, Svanetia

This day stayed in my memory for exceptional horse riding in Ushguli. Here we will tell you what you might expect if you want to explore Svanetia - the most distant part of the Caucasus - on horseback.