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How to do the Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda

Finally, after 2 hours of early morning walking, we find a group of gorillas. We walk up to a gorilla who is plucking off a few leaves to eat. As I stand about 5m in front of the gorilla, he stands up and beats his chest with his hands and then runs in the opposite direction, a little further into the jungle. My guide tells me that he has just greeted me. From there, the actual trek starts while I accompany the endangered mountain gorillas and follow them deeper into the jungle…


Full travel guide for backpackers and individual people to Lesotho

Life in the Kingdom of Lesotho is completely different from South Africa. When you are in Lesotho, you get the impression that you are living several years back in time. Most people still use the horse as a means of transport and the donkey as a pack animal. Sometimes people have to travel many kilometres a day to get from…


How to do the Sani Pass easily

The Sani Pass is a mountain pass that was built in 1913. It connects Lesotho and South Africa on the road between Mokhotlong (Lesotho) and Underberg (South Africa). Sani Pass is the highest pass in Africa and the third steepest pass in the world. It has the name as one of the “most dangerous roads”…


Why you should really never accept the suggested exchange rate at the atm

I meet people all the time when travelling who get scammed at ATMs. The problem is that they accept the exchange fee in, for example, Euro € to another currency. First of all, never, really NEVER allow the conversion into your home currency! No matter which country you are in! Many banks or ATM operators try…


Full travel guide to puerto morelos and how to get around

Puerto Morelos, unlike its neighbouring cities Cancun and Playa Del Carmen, is not yet overrun by tourism and is a much quieter place where the locals do not yet focus exclusively on tourism. Puerto Morelos was recommended to me by a Mexican friend, as for her it is the most beautiful place to enjoy the Caribbean coast in a relaxed way. Due to its central location…


Beautiful hikes – what to do in Seward in 2 days

Why to choose Seward? Where to stay? What are the best hiking routes around Seward? What else is there to do in Seward? Why to choose Seward? After visiting Anchorage, Denali National Park, Sitka and Juneau, Seward was the last… Continue Reading…


Best 5 things to do in Juneau

If you arrive by ferry to Juneau, you have a fantastic view of the Mendenhall Glacier. The ferry from Sitka to Juneau took about 12 hours and was by far the most beautiful ferry ride I have ever taken. By… Continue Reading…


Easiest way to check if a visa is required

Quite often I have heard the question of how to find out quickly whether I need a visa for a country and how to apply for it in advance. Often, more documents are needed because of Covid and it can… Continue Reading…


Sitka – what to do in the south of Alaska?

When you only have three weeks in Alaska, you naturally want to see as much as possible in that short time. And so, after visiting Denali National Park and Hatcher Pass, I quickly returned to Anchorage, my place of refuge,… Continue Reading…


First Bear contact in the Denali National Park

After I had familiarised myself theoretically with all the behaviour patterns around bears, the first plans were drawn so that I could find my way to Denali National Park well organised and face the grizzly bears and black bears without… Continue Reading…


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