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Humpbacks – DomRep Jan/Feb 2015

Humpbacks – DomRep Jan/Feb 2015

Before getting married in May 2014 we decided we wanted to experience something special for our honeymoon. Humpback whales. We thus delayed our honeymoon until the end of January to coincide with the Humpback mating season at the Silver Banks, approximately 100km north of the 

Tromso, Norway – February 2013

Tromso, Norway – February 2013

After travelling to Spitsbergen I rather thought I was done with vacations in cold countries until we learned about the solar maximum in 2013. Predictions said this winter would have the best displays of aurora borealis for the next 50 years, so we postponed a 

Spitsbergen 2012

Spitsbergen 2012

On a sailing boat in the high arctic… Travelling to Spitsbergen has been something of a novel experience for me. Our vacation places are usually much closer to the equator, they often involve scuba diving and offer a different level of comfort. What drew us 

South Africa – August 2011

South Africa – August 2011

We flew into the notorious city of Johannesburg, half expecting to be robbed and murdered on arrival. Headlines and crime statistics often paint South Africa as a death trap but fortunately this is not the case. Of course, like in any major city, there are 

Galapagos, Ecuador – Jan 2011

Galapagos, Ecuador – Jan 2011

Arrival: Enduring the typical flight procedures (security checks etc.), which somehow seemed much more cumbersome than usual, we made our way to Guayaquil, Ecuador. The city is situated where the Guayas river flows into the Pacific and has great potential for development. Our hotel, the 

Mexico – February 2010

Mexico – February 2010

I remember visiting Mexico when I was still a teenager. The vacation was filled with adventures – getting a first glimpse of reefs in a small, white submarine; climbing Chichen Itza in stiffling heat and finding it entirely surrounded by jungle; a day at XCaret 

Thailand and Cambodia 2009

Thailand and Cambodia 2009

Here’s an outline of our trip to Thailand and Cambodia: we flew to Bangkok, spent three days there, then continued on to Cambodia, returned to Bangkok and flew to Koh Lanta, our final destination, for one week of relaxing and scuba diving. Bangkok Bangkok is 

Sky Diving

Sky Diving

So, a few years ago (2015) I got licensed in sky diving. My first tandem jump took place when I was still at university, somewhere close to Wiener Neustadt. I had a comrade in arms, who, although afraid of heights, had done this before and 

Cave diving

Cave diving

During our last vacation in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Matthias and I got in touch with cave diving. Until then we had the standard PADI diver training – Open Water, Advanced OW and Nitrox. For that vacation, we had planned to add the Deep and