Entries from 'Ausflug'

more from the weekend

While in Joburg, we also went back to the Market on Main on Sunday. It’s really nice to see that it’s been growing a lot ever since we first went there last year.  Having left the house without breakfast, I was very hungry by the time we got there, and so I was really happy…

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summer nights

We spent a fantastic weekend in Pretoria and Joburg, and had a great time at the Jozifest on Saturday. It took place in Newtown, in an old industrial area, and there were bands, DJs, dancing and a great atmosphere with an interesting crowd. Okay, I must admit that I didn’t know any of the acts,…

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Plaisir d’Hiver

Before I leave, I wanted to spend some more time in the mountains. In the past few days it snowed a lot in the Alps and today it was sunny, so I went on a day trip with my dad. We drove to Spitzing and hiked up to the Firstalm with our sleighs.There we sat…

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Chiemsee-Bankerl

Greetings from Bavaria! We went on a family day trip to Chiemsee shortly after Christmas and I loved to be near the mountains. During the summer it is also beautiful there, but during the winter months it is more peaceful and quiet, and the views are just as nice.

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Impressions from Berlin

We spent a few days in wintery Berlin, and got to see a lot of different quarters while looking at different locations and meeting friends. The city is full of history, beautifully restored buildings, and lots of interesting architecture to discover, but I guess January is not really the best time to explore Berlin…pictures:1, Deutsches…

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camping with friends

This past weekend, we went to Botsalano with a group of friends. It was a sort of farewell for dear friends who are leaving Botswana soon, and so everyone joined in for some time in the bush. After setting up the tents, there was some frisbee action, a game drive with a tiny little mini…

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zwei lange schlangen, die schlängeln viel herum

We visited the CARACAL Biodiversity Centre in Kasane, where they have a variety of snakes, birds and other animals. As the Chobe National Park is so close, many animals do venture outside the park, and snakes in particular like the food options available at the lodges. So whenever a lodge finds a snake on its…

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a visit to Bahurutshe

I went with some friends to Bahurutshe, a cultural village not too far from Gabs. The place is run by a retired woman, who is committed to keeping the traditional rituals and culture alive. We were greeted by a group of villagers from Mmankgodi and learned about the wedding ceremony, life in the olden days…

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Autumn Glory

We went to visit family in Schwerin, and took a walk around the castle grounds. It was one of these perfect, crisp autumn days full of sunshine and I really enjoyed the beautiful park and gardens. I’m glad I finally got to see Schwerin at this time of the year! So far I had only…

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in the village…

During the weekend we went to stay with some friends near Molepolole. The days are getting warm, but it is very dry and so we went for some sundowners to a nearby dam, watching the cattle in the reed and the birds on the water. In the evening we sat around the fire, listened to…

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dog on top

Yesterday we took the dog with us and climbed Kgale Hill, overlooking Gaborone. She went up with us over all the rocks and through the herd of cows without any problems, and I was really proud. Only the last bit was difficult, but Björn decided to simply carry her over the large stones so that…

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Sunset Saturday XXI

A picture of a glorious evening sky in the Okavango Delta, when we spent a night on an island during last year’s trip to Maun.The sun was such a red-glowing ball, setting behind those sleek palm trees. We watched the sky go darker and darker, cooling our feet in the water of the Okavango, relieved…

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off to the beach

We’re off to the beaches of Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean!The weather and temperature forecast looks great, and so do the pictures I have seen so far. I’m so looking forward to escaping the cold and leaving my alpaca sweater behind for a couple of days. picture taken during my last visit to the beach…

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Beauties and Beests

As mentioned previously, we woke up to this view and spent a couple of nights in the bush here. We had breakfast on the terrace overlooking the waterhole, took naps in the sunshine and went for some walks through the bush. In the evening, we lit a big campfire and made up some pretty awesome…

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bedside view

During the weekend, we woke up to this view. Despite the cold, it was a great trip and we saw lots and lots of animals. More pictures to come soon.

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