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Is it safe to travel to Turkey? A happy note from the sunny seaside

A happy message from the sunny seaside in Turkey. Because its people deserve it.

And for those curious what I am up to in Turkey.

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Ti’i ka ebu nusi ceremony Belaraghi | Flores | Indonesia

Photo:  ti’i ka ebu nusi ceremony in Belaraghi | Flores | Indonesia Fernando and William are preparing the chicken for the ti’i ka ebu nusi ceremony, which means ‘give food to the ancestors.’ We’re in the sao one, the most sacred part of a traditional Ngada house. Read more

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The Apu Ausangate trekking in the Peruvean Andes | What’s it like?

The Apu Ausangate trekking in the Peruvean Andes | What’s it like? And how to do the Apu Ausangate trekking yourself?

14 meter altitude

I’m sitting in a coffee bar in Miraflores, Lima. I’m figuring out what adventurous things I should do in Peru. The Inca trail and Salkantay trekking are listed in practically every top 10 list I find. Would I than still want to do this? Or will it be one big polonaise towards Machu Picchu? I’m not sure. Anyway, these popular trekkings are booked out until as far as I can plan. Let’s go for a challenging hike alternative in the Peruvian Andes: El camino del Apu Ausangate (the road of Apu Ausangate). I have no regrets!

3410 meter altitude

I’m standing on the rooftop of my home-stay house in Cusco. Looking southeast I can see the snow capped Ausangate mountain in the distance. That’s where I’m going! Read more

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Morocco’s labyrinth of Blue: Chefchaouen

Excited I’m putting on my new shoes bought on the local Thursday market of Chefchaouen. Oops, two left shoes! This came at no surprise as the market existed out of piles of things, shoes included. I went back, the shoe salesman was still there, he laughed about the incident, and then took off on a 15-minute market exploration in search for the right right shoe. Shoe found and everybody happy for only 800 Dirham (9 euro! I bet I could have got it for 5 but the price was fair enough don’t you think?). This is hospitality in Chefchaouen, a blue mystic mountain town in the Rif region of Morocco. Read more

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Malo e lelei: a Special welcome in Tonga Paradise

tonga-island-timeTonga, a dot in the Pacific Ocean

A remote paradise destination, far away from civilization surrounded by endless blue seas. People are wearing woven mats as skirts and directions are based upon “the next coconut tree”.  This is the kingdom of Tonga: Where time begins and time stood still. I thought that this was ultimate paradise. This is an understatement. This travel experience goes beyond everything I ever imagined paradise to be.

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