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: the finish line

From Seddin to Potsdam It’s my last day on the 66 lakes trail. There is a lot of stormy, rainy weather forecasted this week, but today is manageable. No rain, just a totally overcast sky that makes it feel a little muggy. To honor its name, the walk offers some final lakes to enjoy. From…

66 Seen Weg: nature park Nuthe-Nieplitz

From Trebbin to Seddin over 25 km In between the Nuthe and Nieplitz rivers lies the Nuthe-Nieplitz nature park and the 66 Seen Weg goes right through it. It’s not what I expected when I heard nature park. It’s basically an area with fields and water, which is the perfect breeding place for cranes, but…

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…

One week before crazy

I am sooooo lucky! In the first week of March I made it over to Les Arcs in France for a second ski week this winter. Corona was coming up, but at this time we had no idea what it would turn into. I was outside doing one of my favourite things, one last week…

Teufelsberg: where history turned into art

After the second world war Berlin was a mess. There was rubble everywhere and the people, a lot of them women, started to clean up the streets. This resulted in some rubble hills, that are now the highest points in the city and are often surrounded by park. The 120 meter high Teufelsberg in Western…

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…

The Spreewald

It seems like summer came on the first of June this year. From pretty chilly temperatures, we went to 28 degrees. What a change! And that on a Saturday! Time to go exploring. It was still quiet on the streets when I walked to the train station. However, at the train station were many people…

Paradise is a 3 hour drive away

Melbourne is a city with plenty of things to do, but it’s also got many places around it that make a great day or weekend trip. Wilsons Prom is about a 3 hour drive from the city and thus I was reluctant to go out there just for a day. But then again… what if…

Christmas the Aussie way

On Christmas Eve I flew to Brisbane for my overland trip from Brisbane to Cairns. I arrived in a very quiet city, but luckily my hostel had a Christmas dinner going on. On Christmas day I decided to go out to Mount Coot-Tha, just outside of the city, since everything in the city was closed…