Hiking through the jungle in Ecuador
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  When we arrived at the Podocarpus National Park in the southeast of Ecuador, the rainy season had just begun. The air was hot and moist. We had been trekking for hours in pitch darkness. And there I was, knee-deep … Read More

The Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra – Or how I overcame acrophobia in Portugal
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  Standing on the outer fortifications of the Castelo dos Mouros, Kerstin is holding out her hand to me. Come closer! Take my hand; you really can’t fall from here. I keep looking down at the valley of Sintra, while … Read More

Annecy: the Venice of the Alps
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  Lakes. Because I wanted to see lakes… I needed to see lakes. Not as if there weren’t any lakes in Luxembourg, but I happened to be hit by a serious wanderlust too. 7 hours later, we checked in at … Read More

Alternative Athens: Our 7 Favorites
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  With a history of more than 5000 years, Athens is all about archaeology. Each and every corner of the city harbors archaeological sites, museums, and monuments. If you browse through Visit Greece, Discover Greece or Odysseus, you’ll see that … Read More

Hiking the Dragon’s Backbone in Longsheng
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  It’ll be raining again today, what a shame! It never rains in Longsheng around this time of year, says Ling. We rarely trust the weather forecast. But if a local guide says it’s going to rain, it will be raining. … Read More

From Strongili to Santorini: A little gem among the Cyclades islands
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As we docked at the ferry port of Santorini, we gazed at a 300m high steep cliff. The view is impressive from afar, but is even more remarkable when standing at the foot of the rock face, especially when you … Read More

The Mysterious Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo
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It was pouring as if the world was about to end. We had to cover half a mile to reach the Guilin pier to board a boat to Yangshuo. The whole place was flooded. With dripping pants and soaked shoes … Read More

The Linha do Douro… or where it all began
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Young, wild and free: life was full of promises… At 18, Kerstin and I flew to Portugal. It was our first journey together. And the summer was long… We were hosted by her family’s friends. They lived in a tiny … Read More