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Montagu on Route 62, South Africa

Montagu on Route 62, South Africa

South Africa / The editorial choices /

We all know it: The Garden Route is a magic way to experience the Western Cape. But what you need to know: Route 62 is a spectacular alternative. Less crowded, adventurous and at least as fabulous. It will lead you through the winelands up to the Little Karoo. It winds through marvellous mountains and over […]

Days full of Ostriches and Adventure

Days full of Ostriches and Adventure

South Africa /

It doesn’t matter if you hit Route 62 or the Garden Route: Oudtshoorn, the capital of ostrich farming, is worth a visit. There are at least 3 marvellous things to do in and around Oudtshoorn. Combined with a trip up the Swartberg Pass you can stuff your day with adventurous experiences.   Meet the ostriches […]

Timkat, Holy Festival of Ethiopia

Timkat, Holy Festival of Ethiopia

Ethiopia /

The rhythm of drums pulses over the street. Colorful umbrellas carried by priests pass slowly my way. The main square of Gondar is vivid and filled up by thousands of people. And I find myself in the middle of this huge procession, with my suitcase in the hand. I just arrived at Gondar and it […]

Swaziland, small in size, big in diversity

Swaziland, small in size, big in diversity

Swaziland /

Let me tell you the first thought I had about Swaziland: It is just worth a two-day trip from South Africa. A must-see when being around. One more visa in the passport to pimp it up. But I was wrong: There is far more to see than expected. And what really stroke me is the […]