Hiking from Mt Vodno to Lake Matka

It’s a cosy evening in Saša’s flat in Skopje. I’m reflecting on the day, eating sweet Tulumba pastry soaked in syrup and sipping the local mountain tea, reading about the region’s history and think about things to do during the next couple of days in Macedonia. As I look on the map of my smartphone,…

Welcome to Skopje🇲🇰Capital of Macedonia

Use Google Translate to read my blog in another language: https://translate.google.com/   As always, my trip starts when I leave the house, that’s simply how I perceive it to be. At once, I look at my surroundings with a different lens  …and I should probably take some of that sensation into everyday life, but well, that’s…

Turtle🐢Watching – Inspired by Nature´s Perfection

True to our credo of staying off the beaten track, we take the bus from Belihuloya southwards to the coast for Polhena Beach (see photo below/left). It’s not one of those picture-perfect stretches of white sand lined by palm trees on the one side and bathed by crystal clear, turquoise water on the other side….

Hiking the Devil’s Staircase

“You have to hike about 13km over the mountains – there’s no street, just country lanes and paths.”, Sereno explained us when we said we’re keen hikers and interested in exploring secluded areas. “What an adventure”, we thought, and kept this in the back of our mind for when we reach the highlands… …It was…

Donkeys, Cows and Wild Ponies in the razzmatazz of daily life

From Eluwankulama village south of Wilpattu NP, we catch the early morning bus at 6:30am from the roadhouse and start the long but beautiful journey up north. What’s great here is that the public road B379 towards Mannar goes through the national park and with a bit of luck, one can spot some animals (without…

Exploring Flora+Fauna around Wilpattu NP🐘

We are staying at Wilpattu House with the wonderful Sereno and his wife Kumari as our hosts. Sereno treats us like good old friends he is happy to see again and we indeed feel at home straight away. It might have to do with the fact that he knows “Westerners” very well as he had…

Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 first impressions from the teardrop island

Jabbadabbadoo – this is our big trip of the year and we’ve decided to fly east this time – Daniel has found us a special flight offer to Sri Lanka – and off we go🤗 Teardrop Island is how Sri Lanka is sometimes called due to it’s shape … and in more recent history the…

Welcome to my new blog

10 years ago, I have started writing my first blog: this was long before the times of facebook becoming mainstream, smartphones all over the place and whatsapp hadn’t even been invented back then. Hence, blogging was a great way to share my amazing experiences around the globe with family and friends and is of course…