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Dubai – A scary stopover or:

Dubai – A scary stopover or:

Here is my completely subjective report on Dubai. We only stayed for two nights, just a stopover on the way home, to devide the time spent on the plain. We had a big room in a nice hotel, more like an appartment, with kitchen and even washing machine, and even were allowed to check in at nine in the morning without paying extra, which was great after a nighttime flight from Ho Chi Minh City where we practically didn’t sleep at all. So no complaints until now.

Mui Ne – Beachlife, Surfertown, a fairy stream and lots of sand

Mui Ne – Beachlife, Surfertown, a fairy stream and lots of sand

  From Hoi An we got on a new mode of transportation for us – a sleeper bus. We had ample experience with overnight bus rides from the United states, where we traveled a lot with Greyhounds. And compared to Greyhounds, the busses in Vietnam are definitely a luxurious way to travel. A sleeper bus comes with sleeping berths, there are three aisles, and two berths on top of each other. If you’re on the top one you have to…

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Hiking in Hongkong or China for Beginners

Hiking in Hongkong or China for Beginners

  We think it’s best to put Hongkong at the end of your China trip, since it’s likely you’ll get a cultural shock when doing it the other way round. Hongkong is China, but it’s still completely different. Must be the British influence, that’s still lingering around. It’s much easier. Starting with the language, English is present everywhere, on street signs, busses, trams, on menus in restaurants, in shops… And most people speak it, too, and quite well. So no…

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Into the Wild Part II: Nomad Life in the Middle Gobi

Into the Wild Part II: Nomad Life in the Middle Gobi

  Henry was already freaked out before we even started our trip to the Dundgovi Province, the Middle Gobi. Our Tour Operator Ger to Ger provided a crash course about Mongolian culture, language and outdoor security for us one day before we headed south. We wouldn’t be accompanied by a guide, but be out there and visit Nomad families on our own, be more like cultural explorers than tourists, so it’s probably good to know what NOT to do in…

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John o’Groats, we made it through the rain…

John o’Groats, we made it through the rain…

We finally made it to John o’ Groats. It took us almost two months, a lot of walking, some busses, trains and a taxi. As some of you may know and some may not we had to speed things up because of some unforeseen private matters we had to attend to back in Germany. John o’ Groats or formaly Jan de Groote isn’t exactly the most exciting place in the world. There are a few houses, a hotel with a…

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Camper’s resume – our favourite campsites in New Zealand

Camper’s resume – our favourite campsites in New Zealand

  For three weeks we’ve been living in and out of this van. I was not really sad when we gave it back – the roof leaked water, the lights didn’t work reliably and overall it was in rather poor shape. But it got us around. And at least we got a 200 Dollar refund when we gave it back and complained about it.