Crossing hills

“Walking? Are you sure?” the girl at reception said in a French accent. “It’s really steep!” She stared at me with a frown on her face. Of course I went anyway. There is a gondola that takes you up the hill for $25. If you want some exercise however, you put on your sneakers and…

Down into Sesriem Canyon

Namibia is a big country with a lot of natural beauty. Sesriem canyon is a relatively small canyon, compared to for example Fish River Canyon, yet it’s a beautiful place to stop on a roadtrip through Namibia. You might be on your way to the famous dunes in the Sossusvlei, but don’t just race past…

Karijini’s gorgeous gorges

The Karijini national park lies in the north of Western Australia. To get there you have to diverge from the road along the coast and therefore some people skip it altogether. A wasted opportunity, because the park is full of adventure. Upon entering the park you have to sign yourself in and pay an entrance…

Let’s go to Big Sur!

The Thrills sang about Big Sur and the song was playing in my head when I got on the bus to the Big Sur area. I was staying in picturesque Monterey and didn’t have a car. A small bus took me out of town and into the Big Sur. On my way there I made…

Summer city walk: Bondi to Coogee

The sun is back! Beach time! The grumpy bus driver can’t even spoil my mood. Bondi beach, one of the most famous beaches Australia has to offer. Filled with people on a sunny day and close to a boulevard with plenty of refreshments. It is exactly what you see in the real life show Bondi…

Manly: walking along North Head

On a sunny Saturday I made my way on the ferry to Manly beach. The ferry ride is highly recommended as you get a spectacular view of the Sydney CBD. After about half an hour we docked in Manly, a suburb north of Sydney. Besides surfing, sunbathing and shopping you can go on some beautiful…