Category Archives: Destinations

Here you can find all the posts on specific destinations. If you’re looking for an account of my journeys, or my most entertaining travel stories, this is the place to go. Along with descriptions of my travels there are also tipps and recommendations based on my experiences in these places.

Natural wonders of Australia that will leave you speechless

Nele/ November 17, 2017/ Destinations/ 0 comments

Australia offers an abundance of breathtaking landscapes. Traveling around there means you basically never stop gaping at your surroundings. Here are some of the most impressive sights that I have come across during my Australia travels. I don’t claim this list is complete, but I do promise that none of these natural wonders of Australia will leave you disappointed. The Pinnacles The

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How this city-girl survived living in rural Australia

Nele/ November 7, 2017/ Destinations/ 0 comments

My very first Australia trip took place when I was 17 years old. I went to live with my aunt and uncle for half a year and visited an Australian high school. Besides all the obvious changes and challenges that came with that, today I want to talk about one particular aspect of life in Australia that I needed to get used

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Gut Aiderbichl: On a mission to save animals

Nele/ October 5, 2017/ Destinations/ 0 comments

Gut Aiderbichl is a shelter that takes in mistreated or neglected animals, giving them a new home to live out the rest of their lives in peace. I visited their Bavarian outpost near Deggendorf during my recent trip to the area. The work this place does is great, and I’m always up for a good cause. So let me tell you a

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This is how my first Africa safari went down

Nele/ September 21, 2017/ Destinations/ 0 comments

It was my very first day in Africa, and I was about to embark on my first ever safari. Can you be off to a better start? Although I was staying in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, the destination for the day was the Chobe National Park in Botswana. It’s not that far from Vic Falls to Chobe, but it does include crossing the

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Coming face to face with rhinos in Botswana

Nele/ August 24, 2017/ Destinations/ 0 comments

Seeing rhinos in Botswana is no easy feat, because they are very rare animals in this country. They are almost extinct, except for one place: the Khama Rhino Sanctuary near Serowe. I spent two nights there during my recent Africa trip to see these beautiful animals. We stayed in a little chalet right in the middle of the Park. As we didn’t have

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How I survived white water rafting the Zambezi

Nele/ August 10, 2017/ Destinations/ 2 comments

I never particularly wanted to do white water rafting. When I saw that it was on the itinerary for my Africa trip my first reaction was wondering if it’s too late to chicken out. I was meeting up with a friend and some of her co-volunteers (they’re all Peace Corps) in Livingstone. We were going to travel together for a week. They

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Thoughts on my first Africa trip

Nele/ July 27, 2017/ Destinations/ 2 comments

When I prepared for my first Africa trip I heard a lot of advice beforehand. Unfortunately, some of it painted a very negative image of this continent. Sure, there are the jealousy-inciting accounts of wildlife encounters and the amazing photos of the landscape. But then, there’s also warnings of crime and tourist-scams, the threat of exotic diseases, and the knowledge that culture shock

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Visiting Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side

Nele/ July 20, 2017/ Destinations/ 1 comments

Staying in the town Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe for two days, there was no question I had to see the famous falls of the same name. Bad enough it took me two days to do so – not counting the short glimpse I got of them from the plane when flying in. When I finally got around to visiting the falls properly,

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My 25 favourite Africa pics!

Nele/ July 16, 2017/ Destinations/ 1 comments

I’ve only been back from Africa a few days, and I still haven’t gotten over everything I experienced over there! It was the first time for me to visit that continent, and it was surely something different. I started out at Victoria Falls, then travelled through Botswana and ended up in Johannesburg. While I’m trying to structure all that into some more

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