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  • Day41

    Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

    February 5, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Elephants are widely misused, beaten or even blinded in Thailand despite the fact that these wonderful animals are traditionally the symbol of Thailand. The Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is a place where old elephants can enjoy a peaceful retirement. Today we've visited this wonderful place and spent half a days with these large and kind animals.Read more

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  • Day20

    A lazy Sunday

    January 15, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    After almost three weeks of diving, learning and practising I am done with my Divemaster course and reward myself with a lazy day at the beach. After some rainy days at the beginning of the year, the weather is again like it is supposed to be this time of the year: 32°C and sunny. So I am thankful for the tree which provides me with a nice shade.Read more

  • Day10

    The new year begins with diving

    January 5, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    It's now a bit more than a week that I am in Nai Yang. It's a wonderful relaxing time even though I have actually always something to do. During this first week I we've lots of diving (of course) and finished my 100th dive today. But I also spend a lot of time in the pool to practice the demonstration of all basic skills to student divers. Soon we'll have the first one and I can join the instructor to watch and learn... And I the evenings I sat over my books to be prepared for the theoretical exam.Read more

  • Day1

    Washington

    September 23, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    After attending a conference in Arlington I had some time fire sight seeing in D.C. I really liked Washington a lot. It's of course cool to see all the monuments you know from tv but also the rest of Washington and the surroundings I saw from the train back to the airport are nice - very clean and green. Downtown D.C. was of course impressive even though all the new security measures compromise a bit the nice original city design.

    One of my personal highlights was the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. What a fascinating place with lots of original and unique pieces from the last century of aviation and space discovery. One can even touch a piece of moon rock!
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  • Day10

    Savigliano

    September 10, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Early morning I said goodbye to Corsica. After a six hour ferry ride back to Nice I decided to took a little mountain road over the Col de la Lombard. I did my first high alps pass and I believe i did quite well! Now I am on the way back to Eysins south of Turin in Savigliano. This little town in northern Piemonte was a pleasant surprise with its lovely center and a lot of historic buildings.

    Tomorrow I well enjoy another pass before I enter Switzerland again... As always, vacation was too short but Corsica really deserves a second visit.
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  • Day9

    Ajaccio

    September 9, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    The last day on Corsica led us to Ajaccio. While the town doesn't seem so charming or interesting as the other places we've visited, the way down the west coast was amazing. We passed by several dream beaches and stopped for a swim at Arone beach. The little bay and it's beach was absolutely breathtaking and the water clear, calm and warm. Luckily the road is small and remote from the usual tourist paths so the beach was nearly empty.Read more

  • Day9

    Porto

    September 9, 2016 in France ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    After a long drive trough mountain roads you suddenly end up at the ocean in Porto Ota. It's really surprising since there is only a tiny little bay surrounded by high rocks. Porto itself is cute despite being a bit touristic. The marina is a good place for dinner and to start a boat cruise to the famous red rocks and caves of the coast line.Read more

  • Day8

    Corte

    September 8, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    We spend two days in Corte in the mountains. The initial plan was to go hiking but yesterday it was raining and the temperature dropped by 20°C. So we just went around with the motorbike and discovered the area and the romantic Restonica valley on two wheels. Corte itself is very nice with an impressive citadel about 100m above the lower city. Plenty of old houses lean against the citadel hill so that they make a very compact, picturesque arrangement.Read more

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