May - September 2017
  • Day130

    Kazbegi - mountains I guess

    September 27, 2017 in Georgia ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    Today we took our last tour of the sabbatical - a ride to Kazbegi. After visiting some beautiful monasteries and a water reservoir, we hired a driver to take us up Kazbegi mountain. Well, the drive was certainly adventures, the view was... non-existing due to fog. So we decided: lets go home, the weather sucks 😉 also I really have huge Leberwurst and Lakritz-cravingsRead more

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  • Day125

    Sighnaghi - the wine city?

    September 22, 2017 in Georgia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Our hosts friend Giga took us to Sighnaghi today, beautiful and very clean small village. Apparently this is the wine city of Georgia. Well, the best place trip advisor recommended was closed, the 2nd local winery was full of russian tourists and the 3rd place only had two wines, but the "free" tasting also offered cognac and georgian vodka 😉 had a good time anyway!Read more

  • Day123

    Abanotubani-quarter

    September 20, 2017 in Georgia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Today we walked around in the Abanotubani neighbourhood - real nice! Took the cable car, enjoyed a nice view over whole Tsibili, the mother of Georgia and the castle, checked out the botanical garden and had a nice body rub incl. hammamlike massage in the sulfur bath no. 5 - feeling very clean now 😉

  • Day122

    Tbilisi, Georgia - last stop on the trip

    September 19, 2017 in Georgia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Arrived in Georgia yesterday. What an interesting place! Nice appartment, nice city center, great wine and awesome dining. Looked forward to cooler temperatures, but apparently there is a heat wave...

  • Day120

    Dubai - what a retreat!

    September 17, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ 🌙 32 °C

    After pure poverty in Nepal, Dubai is a huge contrast. Our hotel offered amazing breakfast and a pool with incredible view. Visits to Burj Khalifa, Dubai mall incl. aquarium, spice and gold souks and the breathtaking fountain shows in front of the skyline - speed sightseeing at its best! And by the way: we found the penguins...Read more

  • Day118

    Chitwan

    September 15, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    3 days of jungle and wildlife - amazing! Crocodiles, rhinos, birds... and a pretty nice hotel (besides the hard beds). Moreover wandered through Tharu villages and where part of the cultural program. Yesterday 9 hour drive back to Kathmandu, the streets here really need some repair! Then got treated with a nice nepalese dinner and some regional dances by our host - lucky, I didn't have to get up on stage 😉Read more

  • Day115

    Lumbini - short stopover

    September 12, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    After yet another tiring 7 hour car ride (for 200 Km) we arrived in Lumbini - where Buddha was born. Only a few Km from the indian boarder, this place is poorer, than all the others, we've stayed in so far. After checking out the most important sights (Birthplace tempel, stone, baby buddha and the eternal peace flame) we took an early night and saw the international tempels today. Even visited the german buddhist tempel! After a 4 hour drive to Chitwan, already saw 3 elephants today...Read more

  • Day112

    Pokhara - what a ride

    September 9, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    7 hours for 200 Km, the plan for yesterday was an adventures car ride, we sure got that. Today we enjoyed a beautiful sunset close to the 8000-meter high mountains, visited lake Phewa and some sights. After helping some TV Stars from Bangladesh with our ideas for tourism in their country, we earned some relaxing timeRead more

  • Day111

    Drive around Kathmandu

    September 8, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Hari brought us to Patan Durbar square, Baktapur Durbar square and his hometown Nagarkot (nearly saw the Everest, but it was a bit cloudy) today. Allthough the earthquake in 2015 has ruined quite a lot, the old buildings, tempels and stupas are beautiful. Downside is that everyone tries to sell you stuff or tours, which distracts a little. Moreover the poverty is striking (people living in huts without water, sorounded by trash, dirt and dust), feeling very priviledged as a German.Read more