Eswatini or Swaziland?
My time in Swaziland (nowadays called Eswatini) was unforgettable, not only in a positive way…
Eswatini means “land of the Swazis” in the Swazi language. This was partly intended to prevent confusion with the similarly named Switzerland, but the name change was also driven by the desire to break with the country’s colonial past. Continue reading “Untold Tales of a small country called Eswatini”
Malawi, Hospitality Destination
I left my heart not only in Zambia but also in Malawi. Malawi is rightly nicknamed the Warm Heart of Africa. But for me it also applies to Zambia, although I am not surprised that they were once a country under British colonial rule. Malawian friendliness and hospitality is well-known, even abroad. When I went on Safari last year to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro, I met a couple from the Netherlands and the husband told me about the beauty and friendliness of Malawi. Since last September I had my mind set on traveling to Malawi – half a year later I am stunned by the beauty of this lushly and extremely friendly country and its geographical diversity. Continue reading “Welcome to the warm heart of Africa – Malawi”
A country called Zambia
The extremely friendly women who worked for immigration on the Zambian border made me fall in love with the country straight away. I immediately felt at home and knew I would like to stay in Zambia for a while.
Continue reading “My Ardent Love For A Country Called Zambia”
Botswana as the safari destination
I’m not a big fan of safaris if I’m completely honest. It’s simply because I have a hard time sitting in a car for 7-8 hours a day – I feel bad after only a 3 hour drive. But Botswana… Botswana is really a whole different story!
Continue reading “Botswana: The Ultimate Safari Destination!”
South Africa is dangerous?
First stop: Johannesburg aka Joburg
When people kept telling me how dangerous South Africa is, it didn’t weigh easy on my mind. Especially during a heated discussion with the bartender at Ronnie’s Sex Shop on Route 62 who told me his opinion about South Africa: “Everyone here in South Africa knows at least one person who was killed or kidnapped by someone.” This sentence sticks in my head to this day. Continue reading “Vivid Travels Through South Africa”
Namibia – Tales from December 2020 to January 2021
I have to be honest so much has happened during 2021 that I haven’t even been able to blog. But this year I was able to learn a lot from life and my travels again and I look forward to sharing it in this and future blog posts.
Continue reading “Namibia: The Vast Lonely Beauty Of The Namib Desert”
Tanzania And How To Define Justice
Justice is a difficult subject to talk about. Justice has a different meaning to everyone. My justice is probably not on the same level as yours or hers. In Tanzania, the judiciary is corrupt and I can tell from my experience that our worlds are far apart when it comes to acting in terms of justice. Continue reading “Tanzania – Kilimanjaro, Or The Time All My Stuff Got Stolen”
Iceland Exceeds My Expectations
So often I’ve had high expectations of a country’s natural environment, and I’ve been so disappointed because places are littered with rubbish and full of tourists (admittedly, I’m one of them). But Iceland was one of the few countries that exceeded all my expectations.
Continue reading “You Need To Travel Iceland – My Favourite European Country”
Crossing Atlantic Ocean
While crossing the Atlantic and steering at night, the wind suddenly became stronger and I felt the sailing speed reach at least 11 knots. At first, I was pretty euphoric about how fast I was sailing. But steering became more and more difficult as I tried to stay on course. Suddenly, my heart was racing and adrenaline ran through my body. The helm was difficult to control, and I could barely calm my stupid excitement. The sky had become darker and the visibility worsened. Continue reading “Crossing Atlantic And What It Means to Sail Across the Atlantic Ocean”
Travels in Iran
I have no words to begin to describe my unforgettable journey to Iran.
It is a country which surprised me in so many ways and which I would highly recommend you visit before it gets too touristy. Continue reading “Great Persia, A Refreshing and Surprising Country”