Narrow streets, enormous heat and lots of small shops. The street sides are lined with all sorts of oriental, homemade products: colorful, fluffy sofa cushions, hanging mosaic-like lamps, carved wooden tables and Arabic spices as far as the eye can see. The 1001-night-feeling is enhanced by Oud fragrance clouds thanks to the incense sticks in front of each shop. We are in the middle of Bahrain, here for a weekend to explore this tiny country and dive deep into another culture within the Middle East.
It has been absolutly amazing and passed ways too quickly. We are greatful for all the little detials that made us laugh. We are thankful for the people that sometimes completly unexpected entered our life and made it happier. We are full of memories, not only from travelling 11 countries this year, but also thanks to the time with our very very close people in Amman. We would love to share a few of the memories in this video with you.
September 2022 we set off to Pakistan: a journey into the hearts of kind people...wonderful landscape, exotic food and a little cultural shock for us. A journey that widens our hearts, opens our minds and left us with nothing but blissful and happy feelings! Thank you Pakistan !
In summer 2022 we embarked on a massive roadtrip to Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. To reach there, still with some borders closed due to Covid, we also had a stop in Turkey and UAE. Highlights on this trip were: - cooling down in a natural pool in Georgia - having a water splash day in a public fountain in Yerevan - discovering a biological farm/garden in Azerbaijan, where we were allowed to eat as much as we can from the trees and plants
Beautiful Syria....10 years have passed.....The country is open for tourism. Overland I went with a driver & tour guide from Jordan to Syria and started the adventure to explore a new country. People - incredible friendly, they welcome you with open arms. Landscape - from snow covered mountains, to desert and and lush green valleys. Food - we explored Syrian cuisine and even tasted the countries own local beer! History - trace back the world´s human history and discover well maintained ancient sites. Syria, multifaceted, diverse and warmhearted. People´s hearts are open, full of hope and trust.
In May 2022 we went to Malta and Gozo Island. We spent a week in this beautiful country, exploring and discovering beaches, harbours and ancient cities. While we were couchsurfing in Naxxer (Hi Chris!!! And thank you again), we parked out car on the wrong spot - and the next day it was gone. Impounded by the city council. Luckily (after paying) we got it back, but it was number one shock of the whole holiday. Apart from that, yeah, we had the pleasure to explore so many great places and of course we had an soft-ice (99) every single day :)
Here comes my brand new travel video about Saudi Arabia! I had an absolutely stunning time in the cities of Jeddah, Medina and Riyadh. Through couchsurfing, I really met the most amazing people....open & happy to answer all my curious questions.....Learning about culture & religion and eating yaaaammmy delicious food.
Aqaba & Wadi Rum
Aqaba steht nicht nur für außergewöhnliche Tauch-Spots, wie ich in meinem letzten Blogeintrag berichtet habe. Das moderne Strand-Städtchen hat wirklich alles, was es zur Erholung braucht. Das Zentrum hat genau die richtige Größe, man kann im Grunde sehr viel zu Fuß machen.
2021 - und es hat uns so einen Spaß gemacht. Welche Worte könnten 2021 würdig beschreiben? Neuanfang, ein Sprung ins Ungewisse. Unbekannte Wege. Staunen. Lernen. Lieben. Mit neuen Freunden in unserem Leben. Auf unentdeckten Wegen. Zu außergewöhnlichen Zielen. Durch aufregende Projekte, berührenden Begegnungen zu bewegenden Eindrücken und Einblicken. Besucher aus der Heimat, befreiende Erkentnisse. Kraftvolle Erfahrungen und persönliches Wachstum. Spektakuläre Landschaften, einzigartige Menschen. Glücksgefühle, Zufriedenheit, ein tolles Jahr.
2021: In einer Stunde Flug zurück in die EU und irgendwie auch nicht. Zypern ist eine fantastische Insel und ein spannendes Reiseziel. Eine geteilte Insel, durch die bis heute eine Mauer durch die Hauptstadt geht, die die Republik Zypern von Nordzypern trennt. Griechisches Essen wird mit orientalischen Gewürzen abgeschmeckt. Hin- und her gerissen zwischen dem Ein und dem Anderen.
2015 was the journey of Central Asia. Uzbekistan - Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan and then (out of Central Asia) Bangladesh once more. I love crossing countries by foot so much. Would do that trip any time again.
2014 - Ever tried pork fat? Me neither but Ukraine gave me big time. It is GROSS! Visiting Majdan Square, talking to witnesses of the protests 2013, seeing shopping paradises, lakes and going for a hike in a famous ski resorts.
This time: Kenya. We visited Diani Beach, Mombasa Downtown, Nyeri, Nairobi, Ngong Hills and Nanyuki in 2016 in beautiful Kenya! My time in Kenya is over already....Kenya has been a special journey for me. HE proposed...super romantic.
Backpacking in Afghanistan? It is possible and this video from 2015 is the proof. Media and TV images are only one side of this beautiful country. You go for a picknick, have pizza with your family or party hard on any onther day of the week. Seriously, not one single problem for me as a female-solo-traveller. Go and enjoy Afghanistan!
Some impressions from our roadtrip through Oman in 2016: Muscat, Sur, Nizwa, the desert, the beach, Masirah Island, Ibra. Just stunning! We camped all the way, watched many camels and rode the waves! 2000 Miles with our great 4x4 through rivers, wadis and deserts. Climbing mountains and finding the most beautiful lonely beaches.
2016 - A long weekend in Germany - lets go to the airport and fly to Bosnia Herzegovina. Best decision ever. Only three hours flight but a different world which is worth to explore. No visa needed! Cultural influences from Asia, the Turkmen Empire, Arabic architecture, a lot of historical mosques, crazy nightlife and food you would die for.
We had lived in Fada N´Gourma for a year at that time but never made it to the south of the country. My brother and my cousin, who came for a visit from Europe, changed this. We explored the country together, went on Safaris and tried many different guesthouses. The landscape around Bobo is so amazingly different that the dusty dry enviroment in Fada: Lush green cotton fields, waterfalls, lakes and tropical forests! We had just discovered a completely new Burkina Faso ;)
2015: Benin-Job: Finished after 3 months! It was a roller-coaster ride of feelings. A horrible start here in Parakou, serious shortage of food in our city. On the other hand I swam for the first time in a jungle waterfall, had lot of success in my project, many adventurous excursions, produced a short film with a wonderful team.
2015: This video gives a introduction about how Hannah and I lived in our cozy house in Parakou. Options within bathroom & kitchen were rather limited but somehow we managed. In the end, we were preparing noodles inside the water heater. We loved our big living room area and felt very homely in the end.
Here is the travel video of our trip to Egypt in 2017. Planned like a relaxing kitesurfing holiday, we spontaneous decided to go on see the country: Cairo, Ras Rusdr, Suez and Alexandria. Drank my first sugar-cane-drink and had a bath underneath the stars in a hot-spring. And by the way: Flykitesurfing - best Kite-Spot!
2017: Our video about a month in Mandrem, located in beautiful Goa-State in India. The magic of the spice-plantations, the sound of the ocean, beautiful minds and souls, the fantastic food, that makes you addicted! We enjoyed yoga, meditation, ayurvedic treatments, vegan food, live concerts and of course the sea and the beach to our fullest!
2017: Drone Video from Burkina Faso Campement de Thialy. Filmed with DJI Mavic. You haven´t seen Burkina from this perspektive - from above! Stunning footage from Campement Thialy by drone. Tobias took these images on our second visit to Thialy, 2 hours away from Fada. It is his first drone-video and already so amazing!
2017: Another video of wonderful nature and landscape in Burkina Faso. This time filmed mainly in Pama, Diapaga, Logbou and Fada N´Gourma on several week end trips. You´ll see hiking-paradises and waterfalls. (Yes, waterfalls in the Sahel area). Video includes time-lapses and drone-images. Enjoy watching!