Presa de Valdesia – Artificial but beautiful

Presa de Valdesia is a beautiful reservoir dam in the Peravia Region of the Dominican Republic. But I actually wanted to visit another destination. Still, I made some great pictures of the artificial dam this day of the Máximo Gómez National Park.

Zoneo Fest 2019 – Un food truck festival en Fort Ozama

Visité el Zoneo Fest 2019 en Fort Ozama en Santo Domingo y estaba buscando algunos de los mejores platos culinarios. ¿Qué pueden esperar de un festival de camiones de comida dominicana? ¡Lee el artículo y descúbrelo!

How Du you Du? Dancing with dogs at Laguna Dudú

How Du you Du? Would you dare to do zip-lining from almost 33ft. into a blue lagoon? Laguna Dudú offers a few nice activities for tourists in the Dominican Republic. If you’re lucky, you can even dance with a dog!

Los Tres Ojos – Three Dominican eyes to mesmerize your time in Santo Domingo

Four eyes see more than two. You should use your own pair of eyes and see yourself what kind of natural treasure in a calm surrounding Santo Domingo has to offer amongst the generic Dominican traffic chaos, loud Merengue music and people chattering all day. You will hardly believe your eyes, which beauty is hidden in the east of Santo Domingo. So be all eyes and keep your eyes peeled for the following article!

Pozuzo in Peru – Wenn die Alpen auf die Anden treffen

Gibt es überhaupt noch einzigartige Reiseziele auf der Welt, die unberührt, authentisch und idyllisch sind? Was macht ein Reiseziel einzigartig? Und was ich in den peruanischen Tropen so alles vorfand, hätte ich mir zu Lebzeiten nicht erträumen können. Ich hatte die Gelegenheit, ein Reiseziel kennen lernen zu dürfen, das den Titel „einzigartig“ mehr als gerechtfertigt verdient hat. In Peru gibt es die einzige österreichisch-deutsche Kolonie der Welt und ich durfte sie mit meinen eigenen Augen sehen.

Huancaya in Peru: Beautiful landscapes as far as the eye can reach

The good thing about Peru is, that you can have it all. The Andean country has 90 different microclimates, including 30 of the 32 world climates, making it one of the most diverse countries in the world in microclimates. So what ever you want to see, be sure that Peru can offer it to you!

Six hours away from Lima you can find an authentic and green area in the mountains, called ‘Reserva Paisajistica Nor Yauyos-Cochas’. I had the opportunity to travel to Huancaya, a very small village in the Peruvian mountains

Monumental Callao – The neo-classical Peruvian shelter for culture and colors

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Every visitor, traveler and tourist might have heard already something about Barranco. Where old Colonial buildings and atmospheric bars project a bohemian neighborhood amongst all the graffitis, street musicians and artists. So far so good, but not anymore an insiders’ tip, more a necessity for every visitor of Lima.

A real insiders’ tip is the picturesque little city of Callao. You’ll find here as well many incredible and colorful graffitis, street musicians who play the sounds of Latin American music and many interesting museums. The whole district around ‘Monumento Callao’ pulsates of culture and you can breathe history at every corner.

Chan Chan – The largest pre-colombian existing city

Who of you people thought about Buena Vista Social Club when you read the headline? I had exactly the same reasoning and thought about the famous Cuban song. Can you believe how big the areal might have been, if they are busy since more than 50 years with the excavations?

The beautiful graveyard of Otuzco

Who has ever heard about Otuzco? You probably thought, that in the headline is written “Cuzco” or it could be a typo. But it’s not. Even people from Peru got confused and not anybody knows where or what Otuzco is. Read the story about an insiders’ tip and a worthy tourism destination.

Beach report no. 2 – Playa La Herradura (Lima, Peru)

I chose one beach that I already knew from my first visit in Lima in 2014. I visited the beach in April and it was a very quiet beach with almost no people there. No people means no one annoys you when you are laying lazy on your chair and try to take a nap. Reality looked different in 2018, but maybe it was because it is still holiday time in Peru. And holiday means a lot of families with a lot of children. But this time it weren’t the children who tried to catch the attention. Read the second beach report about Playa La Herradura and find out, who broke the peace.

Gamarra – The most vivid and exciting market of Lima

A man pushes a shopping cart full of soaps and shampoos in front of me. People prepare fresh food on a portable oven or barbecue. A stray dog pees against a plastic bag full of garbage. Women breastfeed their little babies during a walk through the streets. Caged rabbits, ducks and guinea pigs wait for their next liberator or boiler. A promoter yells directly in my face to buy something. What was it exactly? I don’t even remember, because here are thousands of these scenes I described. Every meter of walking. Every second of spending here.

I’m in Gamarra where you can find the most vivid and exciting street market of Lima and maybe even the whole country.

The peculiar Peruvian way to celebrate Carnival

What do you think, when you hear the word ‘carnival’? But apart from all the Brazilian Samba carnival we imagine, there are several other places in the world where people celebrate carnival.

Read this blog article to find out more about the peculiar Peruvian way to celebrate Carnaval. Yes, written and pronounced with an ‘a’.

Be equilibrated and balanced at the ‘Middle of the world’

Harmony. Zen. Balance. Peace. Don’t we all strive for that? There is one single place in the world, where you can have guaranteed equilibration. To go there, you need to visit Quito in Ecuador, the highest capital of the world. If you don’t have an own car, it’s a real odyssey to arrive their with public transport. I needed three different busses and two hours to get to the middle of the world.

One day feeling like Eminem or: How to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Guallupe, Ecuador

I had the rare opportunity to celebrate New Year’s Eve in a village in Ecuador. This village is so small, that it’s not even listed on Google Maps and neither known from the people in Quito. Neither is it possible to have a network connection with a mobile phone. Guallupe is a very small village right at ‘Rio Mira’ at the border of the provinces of Imbabura and Carchi. There are not more than 150 people living. But they have some interesting and for a Gringo strange traditions around New Year’s Eve which I would like to describe…