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WorldTrip 2017/18

03 Jul 2018
US United States

We were so glad to see the sun again after we escaped the “VOG” on Big Island. Although the higher elevations on Oahu were covered in clouds, the sun was shining again, and we drove to our first stay on the north shore cross the island. Here it was almost impossible to get affordable accommodation. Camping in Hawaii is not “save”, the only option left was Airbnb. We stayed in a tiny room with no access to the kitchen and rest of the house. Nevertheless, it was a perfect starting point to...

Big Islan Moauna Kea
02 Jul 2018
US United States

We had chosen Hawai’i, the Big Island to get close to the Kilauea volcano, hike in the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, maybe see the lava flow touching the ocean, and discover the ocean life around Kona. But mid-April the unforeseen happened, many fissures from the Kilauea crater opened, and a massive lava flow poured into the ocean causing large laze plum. Later the Kilauea crater lake collapsed followed by several eruptions up to the magnitude of 6.4 and frequent eruptions including ash...

24 Jun 2018
US United States

We had planned our whole Hawaiian adventure around one outstanding backcountry trail; we wanted to hike the “Kalalau Trail”. The required permits were already requested last autumn, and we carried the right equipment for the trail around the world during the previous five months. As we arrived in Kauai we finally checked the national park page for updates and found the shocking message:

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02 Jun 2018
FJ Fiji

Our journey through Fiji’s Yasawa Islands started in a small village on Wayasewa Island. We liked to get an idea of the real life on an island and had chosen a homestay for this experience. But before we reached our destination, we traveled from Nadi, where we arrived from Vanuatu to Lautoka. Here we were told a boat would pick us up and we would travel 1.5 h to the island. We came a bit too early at the fisherman’s wharf and had some challenge to identify the boat. But Micha was able to...

By Markus
23 May 2018
VU Vanuatu

Our journey in Vanuatu started on the largest island Efate. The other 83 islands of Vanuatu from which only 67 are inhabited stretched over a 12000 km² area in the south pacific. Port Villa, the central town on the island, looked for us as an ideal starting point. From here we planned to explore the island and visit other islands for either a day trip or a more extended stay. As we came here with almost 23KG luggage each, we had to decide what we could take with us because Air Vanuatu had a...

River crossing East Aligator
By Markus
29 Apr 2018
AU Australia

Our destination in Australia this time was the Northern Territory (NT) and here the northern part also known as “The Top End”, one of the very hot areas. But before we arrived there, we stopped over in Melbourne to visit a friend of us. Rik not only provided the great RegionBound clustering for our main map on this site but he was the one who helped us to discover the cute little blue penguins at ...

By Markus
10 Apr 2018
NZ New Zealand

During the last visit in New Zealand in 2012, we missed everything south of Christchurch. This time we want to catch up with the south part of the South Island. The weather during late summer and autumn could change quickly. Therefore, we did not book anything in advance to let the weather conditions decide our itinerary. As the forecast for Milford Sound, one of our bucket list destinations, was predicted unexpectedly good for the next two days our route was defined.

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By Micha
16 Mar 2018
CL Chile

There is more to discover than just Patagonia. It’s our first time here in Chile, and we already felt in love with the beautiful country and landscape. To be prepared for the gravel and rough roads we had chosen a Toyota Hilux which turned out to be a good decision.

Our first destination was Chiloe Island south of Puerto Montt. Ferry transport is offered 24/7. We came here to spot the Humboldt and Magellan Penguins at different spots. Punihuil is the only place in the world where you...

Devils Throat - Iguazu Waterfall
By Micha
28 Feb 2018
AR Argentina

Puerto Iguazu exists just to provide visitors accommodations and tours for visiting the falls. It’s often overrun by 1.5 Million visitors each year. Soon this number may increase due to the new and larger airport with roughly 60 % more flights. The airport is located 20 km east of the town, so we had to arrange a pickup.

The next day we planned to take a bus to the falls which are located between the town and the airport. The price by bus is 75 Pesos / 3 € each way and person. When we...

By Micha
20 Feb 2018
EC Ecuador

Mindo is located north-west of Quito at an altitude of 1.300 m. It’s an 2 hours drive by bus departing from the Ofelia bus terminal. From Quito city, it’s roughly half an hour drive by taxi to the bus terminal. If you enter the bus, you can’t choose your seat. Have a look at your ticket first; your seat number is written there. The bus get’s quite busy and full due to several stops in Quito and the suburbs.

When we arrived, of course, there was a light rainfall due to the cloud forest...