Entries from 'Ausflug'

a day at the lake

On the last day of summer we drove to Austria and spent a day at the Schwarzsee, a little lake near Kitzbühel. The sun was still warm and so I got into the water for a little swim before enjoying some coffee on the lakehouse terrace nearby. In the afternoon, we went for a walk…

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a quick trip down memory lane…

As children, we used to spend a lot of time at the old hunting hut of my grandfather during summer. It is situated on a hill near a small village between two beautiful lakes and I remember running around on the fields on warm summer evenings after a long day at the lake. We’d catch…

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an afternoon walk in Nymphenburg

I was lucky and got to spend a couple of days with my family in Munich in early September. The castle grounds and the park of Schloss Nymphenburg is one of my favorite places in Munich and we went there for a walk around the lake with the little temple and the pretty little Badenburg….

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finally another game drive

Recently we realized that it has been a long time since our last game drive and shortly after that Björn surprised me with a quick weekend getaway to Madikwe, Big Five country. So we drove the short distance across the border and spent a night at the Buffalo Ridge Lodge, where we’d been already twice…

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only in South Africa…

For a quick weekend trip we went across the border to Groot Marico. And even though it is much closer than most places in Botswana, it is a different country indeed. On Saturday, they held a little street market on the main street and we peeped into a couple of local shops and a working…

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a night in the desert

For the last part of my trip I went down to the Red Sea to Aqaba. From here, you can see Israel, Egypt and even Saudi Arabia.  It was scorching hot and the nearby beach offered only little cooling. After a day of roasting in the heat, we decided to go for an overnight trip…

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between rocks and stones

We spent a day exploring Petra, the ancient holy city built in the mountains near Wadi Musa. After an early morning start, we walked through the magnificant rock formations that form the Siq and lead to the Treasury. The sight of this majestic place cast in the reddish stone wall is truly awe-inspiring. From there,…

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salty seas and starry skies

From the hills of Amman, we went down to the Dead Sea and as I was still battling a cold, the climate there was the perfect cure :) I’d been there once before and as I remembered, it was extremely hot, incredibly salty and very healthy to go for a swim and rub your body…

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ein wald und lauter bäume

One of the things I really wanted to do in Germany was to go for a walk in the forest. And so one humid afternoon we went into the woods, walked around on the soft underground formed of moss and spruce needles, hugged the long, raspy logs, smelled the aroma of a Bavarian spruce forest,…

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some endless days of summer

While we were in Germany for our wedding, we enjoyed some fantastic summer days both in Bavaria and in the North. It’s been quite some years since I last was in Germany during summer and we had an amazing mini honeymoon near the Alps at our friends‘ place. From the top of the Kampenwand we…

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turn left after 600km…

This is more or less the GPS directions for the 700km long trip from Gaborone to Gweta. You drive for a very long time and then you end up in a little town with palm trees and huts that sits on the edge of some really large salt pans. We went up there over the…

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Weekend in the Waterberg

For the long Easter weekend, we went to the Waterberg area in South Africa with our friends and met my sister and M. on their way back from Mozambique for a couple of quiet days in the bush. The days were filled with extended breakfasts, watching the sun wandering from one end of the porch…

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Winter at the falls

As part of our “honeymoon” and as a birthday trip for Björn, we spent the weekend in Niagara Falls. It was cold and windy when we got there, and the sky was overcast for most of the time. We spent a day visiting the falls and walked around the tourist town of Niagara Falls. All…

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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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