Travel Reports

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Aurelius Augustinus (354 – 430)

All my travel reports are listed in here, just click on the Flag to reach them!

Visited Countries: 81 out of 196 (41,33%)

Notable Mountains and Volcanoes climbed so far:

6088m Huayna Potosi (Bolivia) 4160m Colca Canyon (Peru)
5895m Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) 3976m Acatenango (Guatemala)
5126m Illiniza Norte (Ecuador) 3914m Quilotoa Lake (Ecuador)
4800m Cotopaxi Basecamp (Ecuador) 3772m Santa María (Guatemala)
4791m Corazón (Ecuador) 3610m Barrhorn (Switzerland)

01/2017  Malaysia

01/2017  Turkey, Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan
Istanbul, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Sümela Monastery, Uzungöl Lake, Ani, Ankara & Cappadocia.

11/2016  Caribbean
Trinidad and Tobago to Haiti Island Hopping.

10/2016  Colombia
Bogotá, Cali, Los Nevados National Park & Tama National Park.

10/2016  West USA
Las Vegas to Denver.

09/2016  West Canada
Edmonton to Seattle.

08/2016  Norway
Oslo, Hemsedal, Hardangervidda, Galdhøpiggen, Trolltunga, Geirangerfjord, Bergen, Stavanger, Preikestolen & Kjeragbolten.

07/2016  Europe Trip
Malta, Italy, San Marino, France, Monaco, Andorra, Spain, Switzerland, Austria & Liechtenstein.

06/2016  South Africa
Johannesburg, Drakensberg, Royal Natal National Park, Tugela Falls, Clarens, Howick Falls & Durban.

06/2016  Lesotho
Maseru, Semonkong, Katse Dam & Sani Pass

Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park & Harare

Tsodilo Hills, Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park & Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Fish River Canyon, Lüderitz, Kolmanskop, Sesriem, Sossusvlei, Walvis Bay, Skeleton Coast, Palmwag, Epupa, Ruacana, Etosha National Park, Waterberg Plateau National Park, Otjiwarango & Rundu.

 South Africa
Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Cederberg Wilderness, Tankwa Karoo & Garden Route.

03/2016  Balkans
Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia & Romania.

02/2016  Greece
Athens, Epidaurus Theatre, Tolo, Argos, Nemea, Corinth, Patras, Delphi & Meteora.

01/2016  Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sigiriya Lion & Pidurangala Rock, Haputale, Lipton’s Seat, Kandy, Adam’s Peak, Ella, Yala National Park, Tangalle & Mirissa.

01/2016  India
Mumbai, Pune, Bijapur, Badami, Hampi, Bengaluru, Bandipur, Munnar, Kochi, Alappuzha, Varkala & Madurai.

05/2015  Brazil
Parque Aparados da Serra, Canela, Gramado, Caracol Falls, Porto Alegre, Foz do Iguaçu, Campo Grande, Bonito, Cuiabá, Brasilia, Chapada dos Veadeiros, Cavalcante, Alto Paraíso de Goiás, Pirenópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Petrópolis, Teresópolis, Niterói, Trindade, Paraty, Vitória, Itaúnas, Pedra da Fortaleza, Pedra Azul, Belo Horizonte, Santuário do Caraça, Ouro Preto, Mariana, Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, São Paulo & Recife.

05/2015  Paraguay
Ciudad del Este, Asunción & Circuito de Oro.

05/2015  Uruguay
Colonia del Sacramento, Montevideo, Cabo Polonio, Punta del Diablo & Chuy.

04/2015  Argentina
Villa la Angostura, San Carlos de Bariloche & Buenos Aires.

04/2015  Chile
Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Westfjords, Chiloé, Frutillar, Llanquihue & Puerto Varas.

03/2015  Antarctica
South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula.

03/2015  Argentina
El Calafate, El Chaltén & Ushuaia.

02/2015  Colombia
Capurganá, Cartagena, Santa Marta, Minca, Tayrona National Park, Palomino, Ciduad Perdida aka The Lost City, Bogotá & Villa de Leyva.

02/2015  Panama
Boquete, Cangilones de Gualaca, Panama City, Pedasí & San Blas Islands.

01/2015  Costa Rica
Tamarindo, Tilarán, Lago de Arenal, Monteverde Canopy Tour, Chirripó National Park & Corcovado National Park.

01/2015  The Stone Man Alberto Gutierrez, Nicaragua (Pictures)
Visiting this unique character deep in the Tisey National Reserve near Estelí deserved to get a quick travel report while I usually just have time for short live updates during my big trip.

01/2015  Nicaragua
Somoto, Estelí, León, Volcan Telica, Cerro Negro, Laguna de Apoyo, Granada & Isla de Ometepe.

12/2014  Honduras
Macaw Mountain, Copan Ruinas, Copan Ruinas, San Pedro Sula, Utila, Lake Yojoa, PANACAM, Tegucigalpa & Santa Lucia.

12/2014  El Salvador
Santa Ana, Chalchuapa, Volcan Izalco, Juayua & El Imposible National Park.

11/2014  Guatemala
Tikal, Flores, Semuc Champey, Guatemala City, Lake Atitlan, Quetzaltenango, Volcán Santa Maria, Antigua & Volcán Acatenango.

11/2014  Belize
Caye Caulker, San Ignacio & the Actun Tunichil Muknal Caves.

11/2014  Mexico
Cancun, Tulum, Coba, Gran Cenote, Ek Balam Maya Ruinn, X’Canche Cenote, Merida, Dzibilchaltun, Uxmul, Campeche, Calakmul, Becan & Bacalar.

10/2014  Canada
East Coast Trail, Gros Morne, Corner Brook in Newfoundland, Cape Breton, Halifax, Lunenburg, Peggys Cove in Nova Scotia, Bay of Fundy, Fredericton, Grand Falls in New Brunswick, Quebec City, Montreal & Toronto.

At this stage, I started my Round-the-world trip. Due to a lack of time and being on the road constantly, I decided to write shorter live updates instead of full travel reports.

09/2014  Ireland
It has been my very last day in the UK and I used it to cover the west of Ireland to explore the Cliffs of Moher.

09/2014  London
I guess it’s time to write about the place I called “home” for the last two years before I’m leaving in September.

09/2014  Wales
My last hiking trip in the UK turned out to be amazing, perfect weather and great company made our hike up Snowdon a total success!

08/2014  Isle of Portland, England
First time outdoor rock climbing on 30m high cliffs in a beautiful setting.

06/2014 Morocco (Pictures)
A short trip to Northern Africa, just because I haven’t been there yet and it’s pretty close.

05/2014  Greenland Part III: Arctic Circle Trail
05/2014  Greenland Part II: Disco Bay (Pictures)
05/2014  Greenland Part I: Russell’ Glacier (Pictures)
Checking out the amazing Disco Bay and hiking the Arctic Circle Trail in West Greenland!

04/2014  Lake District
Hitting the Lake District in England for some good Bouldering at the Sampson’s Stones.

03/2014  Iceland
Roadtrip around the country to hopefully see the Northern Lights, dive between continents and just enjoy the beautiful landscape over there.

08/2013  Chile, Santiago de Chile
08/2013 Chile, San Pedro de Atacama
We finally had time to relax a bit in the hammocks of San Pedro de Atacama after nearly 2 months of intense traveling before finishing the trip in Santiago.

08/2013  Bolivia, Salar de Uyuni
08/2013  Bolivia, Madidi National Park
08/2013  Bolivia, Huyana Potosi
08/2013  Bolivia, La Paz & Death Road
08/2013  Bolivia, Lake Titicaca
The amazon rain forest in the Madidi National Park and bizarre Salar de Uyuni provided some completely new environments and did not disappoint at all. Also climbed above 6000m for the first time!

08/2013  Peru, Colca Canyon
07/2013  Peru, Machu Picchu
07/2013  Peru, Cuzco
Machu Picchu does not need any introduction, however the lesser known Colca Canyon and our 4-day hike through the second deepest canyon in the world blew my mind.

07/2013  Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
07/2013  Ecuador, Cotopaxi
07/2013  Ecuador, Quilotoa Loop
07/2013  Ecuador, Baños de Agua Santa
07/2013  Ecuador, Quito & Ciudad Mitad del Mundo
The small country has a lot to offer and our journey to Cotopaxi (5897m) plus an unforgettable week on the Galapagos Islands set the bar really high.

06/2013  Colombia, Medellin (Pictures)
06/2013  Colombia, Bogota (Pictures)
Kicking off the big trip in Bogota and wonderful Medellin.

06/2013 London
Time for some information about my new home while I just decided to stay for another year.

05/2013 England
Hiking the Pennine Way at England’s Peak District.

04/2013  Ireland
I was in Dublin to do some trainings for our customers and decided the use the weekend to explore the close-by Wicklow Way.

03/2013 Scotland
Wild camping through a big part of the Scottish Highlands with a group of seven, mostly unknown, people turned out to be one of my best hiking trips ever!

09/2012 Ireland
Trekking in the Dingle Peninsula and the Killarney National Park, this time we stayed in a bunch of Bed & Breakfasts!

08/2012 Liverpool
Weekend Trip to the Beatles’ Hometown, which also offers some nice buildings and a great dock areal.

07/2012 London 2012 Olympics (Pictures)
The Olympic summer games started just 3 weeks after I arrived in London, so I took the chance to watch the Opening Ceremony very close to the stadium and enjoyed a free concert in Hyde Park.

07/2012  UAE, Dubai
07/2012 Africa, Zanzibar (Pictures)
06/2012 Africa, Safari (Pictures)
06/2012 Africa, Kilimanjaro, Part II (Pictures)
06/2012 Africa, Kilimanjaro, Part I (Pictures)
Hiking up the tallest free standing mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro (5895m), getting close to wild animals in the Serengeti, chilling at the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar and finally hitting the 47° C hot Dubai was certainly one of my biggest trips so far.

05/2012 Hiking in Germany
Unplanned Trekking Trip to the Pfalz with a guy I just met hours before through Facebook, spontaneity rules!🙂

08/2011 East Europe, Part III
08/2011  East Europe, Part II (Pictures)
08/2011  East Europe, Part I (Pictures)
East Europe tour starting in Vienna through Bratislava, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn and Helsinki all the way to St.Petersburg and Moscow.

08/2011  Switzerland Hiking (Pictures)
Hiking in the Valais Alps to Europe’s highest summit which can be reached without any climbing gear: The Barrhorn (3610m).

05/2011 Portugal Road trip
Roadtrip through Portugal, starting in Faro and driving along the Algarve and West coast to Lisbon and Porto with a tour to the Peneda-Gerês National Park in the north.

05/2011 Skydiving Weekend
Group Event with 60 friends to do massive Skydiving in Miltenberg, Germany.

12/2010  Adventures in Egypt (Pictures)
A work colleague planned to pick me up from the airport in Cairo and organized the whole trip but ultimately I didn’t meet him at all so it turned out to be pretty exciting vacation.

08/2010  Sweden Road trip (Pictures)
Discovery tour in the beautiful Swedish nature with a rented car and my tend. We came across Copenhagen, Malmö, Gothenburg and Stockholm.

07/2010 Rafting in Austria (Pictures)
35 friends of mine joined me to do Wild Water Rafting at the “Imster Schlucht” (level 3) and “Ötztaler Ache” (level 5) in the Innsbruck area.

06/2010 North Tyrol (Pictures)
Trip to Bavaria to see the Neuschwanstein Castle and hike up the Säuling (2047m).

06/2010 Elbe Sandstone Mountains (Pictures)
Beautiful trekking tour called “Malerweg” in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains near Dresden, Germany.

03/2010 Italy (Pictures)
City sightseeing in Rome and Pompeii, strongly supported by Couchsurfing Hosts Ylli and Elena.

10/2009 Spain, Part II (Mallorca) (Pictures)
10/2009 Spain, Part I (Barcelona) (Pictures)
My first couchsurfing expierence, checking out Barcelona and the island Mallorca.

02/2009 Gran Canaria (Pictures)
Get-out-of-work trip to the Canary islands with two work colleagues.

Spendings Round-the-World Trip

September ’14 – July ’15

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One response to “Travel Reports

  1. Serita Savoy

    December 21, 2012 at 07:32

    I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back in the future. All the best


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