This Is Not The End !! (2 minutes video teaser)

Here I am… back in good old Belgium daydreaming about that unforgettable journey I just lived…  I feel so blessed and lucky that I was able to fulfill my dream and it would never had been so memorable without all the great people who crossed my path.  So thank you to all the people I … Continue reading

The End Of The World… Ushuaia !

El Calafate is a small, authentic city nestled on the shores of Lago Argentina and is known for being the starting point to the Glaciers National Park, a World Heritage Park home to 13 glaciers.  The most famous being of course ‘Glaciar Perito Moreno’.  There were different options to visit the glaciers… by boat, by … Continue reading

Patagonia rocks !

An 11h bus ride brought Wancy & me to one of Argentina’s second largest city, Cordoba aka the heartland of Argentina. Cordoba is as Salta a very European town and is known for its architecture, its iconic music & dancing, the ‘cuarteto’ and its famous signature drink ‘Fernet con cola’. Once we booked our bus … Continue reading

Lake Titicaca: Isla del Sol

Right after lunch in Puno, I went to book my ‘Titicaca Bolivia’ bus to Copacabana, Bolivia who would be approx. a 3h ride.  Again a travel agent proposed me a ticket for 25s.  Luckily I learned from my mistakes a walked a few meters further to the official ‘Titiacaca Bolivia’ desk and booked the ticket … Continue reading

The Jungle Inca Trail

The Inca Trail… A legendary hike that captures the incredible landscapes of the ancient route of the inca’s & the majestic power of the world-famous Machu Picchu! As expected, the Inca Trail didn’t lose popularity and was fully booked for the next 2 months! So Golnaz & I had to chose for one of the … Continue reading

North versus South… Or even West?

Grand Canyon, one of Earth’s most powerful, inspiring landscapes, overwhelmed our senses.  Its story tells of geologic processes played out over unimaginable time spans as a unique combination of size, color & dazzling erosional forms.  Its rugged landscape hosts a fascinating variety of plant & animal communities, from the desert next to the Colorado River, … Continue reading

The Hoodoos

Panguitch is a Native American word meaning big fish.  This small western ‘cowboy’ town, home to Robert LeRoy Parker better known as Butch Cassidy, was settled in the valley back in 1864.  Just 7 miles south of Panguitch lies nowadays Utah’s most beautiful Scenic Byway 12.  It spans a route of 124 miles and travels through some … Continue reading

Angel’s Landing

From the depths of the Grand Canyon to the lofty mountains & mesas of Western Colorado and Utah’s soaring stone arches, a varied terrain is out there to surprise us with it’s beauty & diversity.  I was in ‘The Grand Circle’, a land of magnificent natural wonders, rich in cultural traditions & colorful history covering … Continue reading

Double Rainbow Guy

On our way to Yosemite National Park, we followed the advice of my host ‘Bear’ to stop in Bodie Mountains & Mono Lake, often described as an oasis in the desert.  Mono Lake has no outlet and contains the unique sandstone formations known as tufa.  Those petrified springs are formed when the calcium-rich springs flow … Continue reading

Jungle John

On my my last day in Maui, I met up with Molly through couchsurfing in her beautiful seaview apartment in Kihei. She lived for several years in Maui now and her friend Ted, a information technologist from Ohio who moved recently to Maui for work, joined us. Molly had organised for us  to go on … Continue reading

Crazy hikes

The only option to explore the different Hawaiian islands is in general by flight.  You can choose from several airlines and I chose for Go Airlines.  Keep in mind that you will always have to pay an additional fee for your luggage once you check in at the desk.  But I wouldn’t recommend Go Airlines. … Continue reading

The Great Wall

After a long 14h ride on the train from Xi’an, I finally arrived in Beijing West.  Of course you can also take the high speed train but the first one leaves around 7am so I chose the night train to have 3 full days in Beijing (aka Peking). I would stay with Lee, a 26y … Continue reading

Floating Mountains

The plan was to go from Yangshuo to the ancient town of Feng Huang but I heard it was not that good & not worth the long travel. So I decided to skip it and travel directly to Zhangjiajie, getaway to the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, known for it’s unique ‘Stone Peak Forest’ or ‘Floating … Continue reading

Fairyland

Meeting so many people in Hong Kong was a nice experience and I easily could have spent more days around there, but I was eager to explore the land of Dragons & Emperors. Travelling by yourself in China is quite challenging as there’s almost nobody that speaks English. Furthermore most of the signs are in … Continue reading

Fancy That Costumes

I must honestly say that I’m not such into cities but when I laid eyes on Sydney’s magnificent harbour I realized I was standing in one of the most beautiful or maybe the most beautiful city in the world!  Captain Arthur Philip, commanding the First Fleet, already described Sydney’s Harbour in 1788 as ‘one of … Continue reading

Wet Tropics

After three amazing days sailing the Solway Lass in the Whitsundays, I continued my journey up north to the Wet Tropics. Andrea & Nicole would join me to Cairns while Collin decided to stay in Airlie Beach hoping to find a job as a dive instructor on a sailing boat. Our first stop was Paluma … Continue reading

The Red Center

‘This is Anangu land and you are welcome!  Look around & learn in order to understand Anangu and also understand that our culture is strong and alive!’ – Traditional owner This is one of the important things you learn when visiting Ayers Rock.  First of all it’s a sacred place and demands for respect for … Continue reading

The Grampians & Philip Island

Think adventure in majestic landscapes, in extraordinary views, desert lands, volcanic plains, country towns & villages… That’s what to expect in Victoria’s series of dramatic mountain ranges known as The Grampians.  Nis, a Maleysian girl joined me for a few days on this trip.  Coming from the Great Ocean Road, we stopped in Dunkeld, getaway … Continue reading

Freycinet NP

Cole’s Bay, a small coastal town bordering the Freycinet National Park & perfect getaway was our overnight stop where we camped in the town’s camp ground.  Lying beneath the sheer pink granite cliffs known as ‘The Hazards’ and beside the sheltered waters of Oyster Bay, Coles Bay was once the haunt of whalers & tin miners, … Continue reading

Cradle Mountain

After a good night sleep in our tents, we drove to Cradle Mountain National Park.  This is Tasmania’s frontier region linking coast with wilderness, a region of rivers, caves, forests, lakes & mountains.  It’s an area of 1262 km2 of dramatic wilderness scenery and the famous ‘Overland Track‘, one of Tasmania’s most popular treks.  Cradle … Continue reading

Mount Field & Franklin-Gordon NP

After picking up Lara, a German/Indonesian girl at the airport we left Hobart for our first destination. Mount Field National Park is one of Tasmania’s oldest and most loved national parks.  From the tall forests and waterfalls of the lower sections to the glaciated mountains, windswept moors and tranquil lakes of the highlands, the park … Continue reading