Going Dutch: mudflat walking on the Wadden sea

Since I heard about “wadlopen” as a kid, I’ve wanted to give it a try. I think it’s a pretty Dutch activity and I struggle to explain it. In the north of the Netherlands you can cross the seabed of the Wadden sea on low tide. We call it “wadlopen”, literally “walking on the Wadden”,…

66 Seen Weg: crossing the Spreewald

Day 13: from Leibsch to Halbe I was the only one left in the bus when it arrived in Leibsch. I said goodbye to the storks and started my walk to Halbe. It started with a very pretty road of concrete slabs on the side of the Spree-Dahme canal. On both sides of me the…

66 Seen Weg: the long weekend

Day 10: from Hangelsberg to Bad Saarow It’s ascension day, the weather is perfect and everyone has a day off. The means lots of people are out and about. Some put up whole camps along the canal for an afternoon of fishing. Others are out for a walk or a bike ride. And some just…

66 Seen Weg: starting the walk

The first two days of the long distance walk 66 Seen Weg that loops around Berlin take you from Potsdam to Brieselang via Marquardt. It’s starts with the beautiful Potsdamer gardens and then follows the Havel Canal North East.

Banja Luka’s best

Banja Luka is Bosnia and Herzegovina’s second biggest city. It’s located in the North of the country, close to the border with Croatia. I had never thought to go to Banja Luka and it’s certainly not on the tourist radar where I am from, but I wanted to explore a different side of Bosnia and…

A little gem called Lukomir

It was August. It was hot. It may not have been the best time to go hiking. But I’d heard about this day hike. I’d seen photos of this day hike. I’d been looking forward to this day hike. I was going to do this day hike! So I set off with a guide and…