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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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Baby It’s Cold Outside – South Iceland

Baby It’s Cold Outside – South Iceland

Taking the bus through south Iceland We have to say: Iceland is made for traveling by car. Taking the bus is possible, but it’s complicated and you need more time. And some places are just off limits then. And roadside stops at scenic places, too. We nevertheless gave it a trial. Only for a couple of days, in order to get the fastest possible way from West to East Iceland. We had planned a stop in Vik for two nights,…

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Oqaatsut – at the end of the world

Oqaatsut – at the end of the world

Oqaatsut means in Greenlandic: „Where the dogs go to die.“ Well, no, but there is definitely not much action to be found. There is kayaking (too expensive), but not much else… Oqaatsut is more a place to relax, read, hike and enjoy the view on the sea and the icefjord in the distance. There are 35 inhabitants, one restaurant, one supermarket, some sort of fitness-center, which is also the shower house for the village, a vintage playground and a few…

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No Night Fever on Disco-Island ?

No Night Fever on Disco-Island ?

No Night Fever on Disco-Island The name Disco-Island might give you false expectations. There is definitely no night fever to be found. Roundabout 850 people live in the main town Qeqertarsuaq, which used to be a whaling outpost called Godhavn (good harbour). There is a supermarket, a local market where hunters offer their daily catch, a restaurant, a grill, a café, a very beautiful small church and a cute little museum which is worth a visit. There is even a…

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Ilulissat – Ice Ice baby…

Ilulissat – Ice Ice baby…

Ilulissat – 50 shades of blue (and white; and grey). We flew in through Kangerlussuaq from Denmark, where we got our first impression of Greenland at the curious airport: There are two gates, one we came in through, and another one, which is in the same hall as the three air greenland check in booths. There was one security check, between the big hall and the one where we came through, apparently because this is where the only „international“ flight,…

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