Cuba’s little gem

The parque nacional Alejandro de Humboldt can be found about 45km outside of beautiful Baracoa. It was high on my list because it would reveal a bit of Cuba that couldn’t be seen anywhere else. This is a part of the world where things are still being discovered. Not only is this a mountainous area,…

On top of the jungle

Nothing was planned and it bothered me. On top of that there was miscommunication between me and my travel buddy and so my day started with an argument. I was not feeling like spending a day together. The one big thing left to do in Baracoa was to climb El Yunque, the iconic 575m high…

High up a Cape Town icon

Table Mountain is the star of Cape Town. It doesn’t even matter if you meant to visit it or not, it is ever present. You might not notice it at first, when its surrounded by clouds, but whenever the clouds disappear, there is no escaping it. Table Mountain will draw your gaze towards it. If…

Immersed in green and red

Nitmiluk national park, or Katherine gorge, is a must do when you’re visiting the Northern Territory. The park has several walks, but the most famous place to walk to is probably Edith Falls, where you can go for a swim after the sweaty walk. The walk goes up towards the falls and in humid weather,…

The land of many heads

Uluru is not the only attraction in Australia’s red center. Close by, and part of the same national park, is Kata Tjuta. Getting up early pays off as you have a beautiful opportunity to watch the sunrise in the desert here. Even though I was staying at a campsite close to the national park, the temperature…

Purnululu

Purnululu, or the Bungle Bungles, the park of the red rocks, unbelievable heat and isolation. It isn’t easy to reach. From the highway there’s a 53km long 4WD track that leads through private property. It’s like being on a boat in stormy weather. In the back of the car I was shaken and stirred and…

Cape Range national park

An area not to be missed on a visit to Western Australia is the gorgeous Cape Range National Park. You can feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere only a short drive from the town of Exmouth. Stock up on groceries and water in Exmouth because the facilities in the park are limited. However, there are…