Sheki – last stop before Georgia!

Sheki – last stop before Georgia!

After two days in Lahic we arrived at our next destination, Sheki – or Seki, Sheke, Shakki, Shaka, Shekin, Shakne, Shakkan. Well, all is correct, for historical reasons, would take too long to explain. With its 64,000 some inhabitants Sheki counts as a city. But it feels more like a small town, which is nice for us. Sheki is especially known for its carawanserei. Originally there were seven of them around, two are still there. One has been made into…

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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 Cape Verde – A Resume of 10 Days

Hiking Cape Verde – A Resume of 10 Days

This is our final post on our 10 day trip to Hiking Cape Verde. The first and last days we spent in Mindelo on São Vicente to be close to the airport. From Mindelo It’s only a short drive from the Airport in São Pedro. We stayed in a small hotel only a few walking minutes from the ferry that took us to Santo Antão, our hiking destination. The Atlantic is known to be quite rough in this area, still…

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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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