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Quiet little mountain town – Lahic

Quiet little mountain town – Lahic

  From lovely Baku we started our journey towards Georgia. Lahic >Wiki< was the first stop we made. It’s a little mountain village, where tourists go to see traditional copper artisans. It’s surrounded by beautiful mountain scenerey, making it perfect for hiking and riding. In theory. Unfortunately, the brilliant weather we had when we arrived there didn’t last. We got caught in the worst thunderstorm with hail in the evening of our first day. That kind of made us chicken-hearted,…

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48 hours well spent in Baku

48 hours well spent in Baku

  Baku was definitely a surprise for us. We didn’t quite know what to expect before we arrived, and imagined it to be a bit like Dubai. Glitzy, modern, rich from all the oil money. And it did smell a bit of oil everywhere, we found. But the city itself felt much more European than expected. Lots of 19th century historical buildings, huge squares, nice cafes, and a wonderful, charming old town. Get started: How to get a sim card…

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48 hours well spent in Lisbon

48 hours well spent in Lisbon

  Traveling back from Cape Verde we thought it would be a good idea to stay a couple of days in Lisbon. To readapt to western life. And it was. Lisbon is a wonderful city, perfect chill-out vibes anywhere. Here are our ideas for perfect 48 hours spent here. The basics: where to stay and how to get around We found ourselves a beautiful typical appartment in the historical centre of the city on Airbnb. High ceilings, lovely decorated interieur,…

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Hiking in Cape Verde Part 5: Agua das Caldeiras – Ribeira de Torre

Hiking in Cape Verde Part 5: Agua das Caldeiras – Ribeira de Torre

If I had to choose a favorite hike in Cape Verde it would be a tough decision  between this one and the Pico d’Antonio one. It’s a spectacular descent (you coud walk the other way round, up, if you’re mad enough), you pass through breezy pine forests, the clouds, a marvellous mountain village and finally get to the bottom of Ribeira de Torre. This ribeira is many peoples’ favorite, and I can see why. The peaks around look absolutely dramatic….

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Hiking in Cape Verde Part 4: Ponta do Sol – Fontainhas – Corvo and back

Hiking in Cape Verde Part 4: Ponta do Sol – Fontainhas – Corvo and back

  This is a classic. Well, the official long version of this hike anyway, which extends between Ponta do Sol and the village Cha d’Igreja. It’s quite a long walk, for the most part unprotected from the brutal sun. We didn’t feel so well, so we decided to start walking in Ponta do Sol and see how far we get and then just turn around. The coastal walk is a nice change after all the Ribeiras we’ve seen. The landscape…

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Hiking in Cape Verde Part 3: Corda – Coculi

Hiking in Cape Verde Part 3: Corda – Coculi

This is another hike you can do in either direction – we chose the easy one down again. There is also easy transport to Ribeira Grande from both ends. We planned to take an Aluguer from Ribeira Grande, and it looked good at the beginning. „Collectivo?“ we asked the driver and he nodded. But when after 15 minutes we still remained the only passengers in his Toyota Hiace, he told us we could either wait until 2 in the afternoon,…

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