Praslin Seychelles what to see and do in 4 days

PRASLIN | Seychelles

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Praslin, the second island we visited during our Seychelles trip, was much different to La Digue, but nonetheless gorgeous. Here, we found more dreamy beaches, a national park with its famous Coco de Mer palm trees and had more delicious food before we flew off to Mahe.

La Digue island Seychelles what to see and do

LA DIGUE | Seychelles

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La Digue, this tiny paradise island in the Indian ocean, is not to be missed going to while visiting the Seychelles. It was our FAVOURITE ISLAND of the three we visited, mostly because of its RELAXED ATMOSPHERE, dreamy sandy BEACHES, no big hotels and the possibility of exploring it either ON FOOT or with a BICYCLE.

YAKEL KASTOM VILLAGE OVERNIGHT STAY

VANUATU | Yakel Kastom village overnight stay, Tanna island

Katja FAMILY TRAVELS, SINGLE PARENT TRAVELS, SPECIAL EXPERIENCES, VANUATU 6 Comments

After landing in Port Vila and spending a couple of days on EFATE ISLAND, we flew to TANNA. This smaller VANUATU island is known for its untouched NATURE and TRADITIONAL LIFESTYLE of the local population. Many of the island´s residents live in so-called KASTOM VILLAGES where a more modern way of life is intentionally restricted. We booked our accommodation for …

SOUTH PACIFIC 2018 | Singapore, Cook islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, Auckland

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It has been almost a year since LU AND ME flew off to our LONGER SOUTH PACIFIC TRIP, but we can still feel the powerful sun, smell the salty sea, taste the sweet coconuts and hear the waves if we close our eyes. Taking UNPAID LEAVE at my work for 3 months turned out to be a great idea. After …

DRESDEN, Germany | weekend city trip

Katja CITY BREAKS, FAMILY TRAVELS, GERMANY, SINGLE PARENT TRAVELS 10 Comments

This year´s 1st of May came conveniently on a Monday, which meant we had a longer weekend without taking a day off work. Already a couple of months ago we decided to head to the wonderful SACHSEN SWITZERLAND NATIONAL PARK and possibly make a stop in Dresden on the way, as I´ve never been there yet. Due to our separation …

PORTUGAL | 10 days north to south road trip

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We spent his year´s AUTUMN HOLIDAYS discovering Portugal – flying to Porto where we rented a car after a couple of days and driving around 1500 km down to the south coast and back to Porto. We were really lucky with the warm sunny weather and could swim in the unusual warm Atlantic ocean! The HIGHLIGHTS of our 10-day long …

LISBON, Portugal | weekend city trip

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Lisbon is a great city to visit for a weekend getaway – there is a good chance the weather will be nicer than at home, the restaurants are amazing, there are lots of museums and historic places, the whole old part of the city has amazing atmosphere with live music bars located in charming narrow streets. We spent here 2 …

Lüneburger Heide Germany what to see and do

LÜNEBURGER HEIDE, Germany | weekend trip to the pink heath fields close to Hamburg

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I have to admit I had no clue this beautiful nature park with fields of blooming heath even existed before I moved to Germany. It is located quite close to the busy higway between Hanover and Hamburg but if you don´t know it´s there you will not see it from the road. Up until now we´ve visited Lüneburger Heide two …

BONN, Germany | weekend city trip

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Last weekend we spent a couple of days in Bonn, the FORMER CAPITAL OF WEST GERMANY  which is situated in the largest German metropolitan area, close to Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund and others. It was perhaps the last really warm sunny weekend of this summer and we´re happy we used it for this short trip.

NORTHERN GERMANY road trip | Bremen – Cuxhaven – Helgoland – Bremerhaven

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Another great weekend is behind us and once again, Germany seized to surprise me. We drove off Friday morning and had 3 days time to spent on the NORTHERN COAST. We chose CUXHAVEN as a base. It was one of those spontaneous decisions, we booked a place to sleep only a few days prior to departure as we were not …

NORTHERN GERMANY road trip | Hamburg – Lübeck – Scharbeutz – Kiel

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Moving to Germany gave me the opportunity to use some of the weekends (especially those few longer ones) for short trips to different parts of the country where I have never been before. Especially the NORTHERN COASTAL PART is so different to anything I knew before and that´s why I always love to go there. Last year in the early …

FINLAND | 11 days winter road trip from Helsinki to Lappland

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Usually at this time of a year we would go some place warm, but not this year. This year we only got 11 days off and we decided to STAY IN EUROPE for a change. That would not have been enough for the other much WARMER DESTINATION we had in mind. So, I thought, why not do something completely different …

MLJET, Croatia | 10 days summer holiday

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Mljet is the most southerly and easterly of the larger Adriatic islands of the DALMATIA region and also THE GREENEST and most forested of them all. A big part of it is also a protected area of a NATIONAL PARK. Many come for the amazing nature and are seeking peace, recreation and good food. Some are only coming over on …

BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA | short road trip from north to south

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This year, as many before, we planned to spend some days on one of Croatia´s many islands and we decided for MLJET. We tend to go every year somewhere else and usually we want to get there as quickly as possible, driving the highway from Ljubljana first to Zagreb and on to Split and continue towards the south. But this …

SINGAPORE | what to see and do in 4 days

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It´s big, it´s clean, it´s green, its has some AMAZING ARCHITECTURE, great RESTAURANTS and (from what we heard) NIGHTLIFE. And if you feel too claustrophobic between all the big SKYSCRAPERS you can easily escape to one of the BEACHES or PARKS nearby. I was in Singapore when I was 14 years old and everything looked soooo big back then – …

BALI, Indonesia | 2 weeks backpacking trip

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Take 5 cups of white sandy beaches, a pinch of coral reefs and 3 litres of rice terraces. Add some yoga, nightlife and shopping. Mix it with 7 grams of diving, 3 cups of water rafting, 2 tablespoons of volcano trekking and 50 mL of surfing. Top it with watching sunsets, drinking cold beer, relaxing in the pools, jumping in …

VIS, Croatia | 10 days summer holiday

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This summer we spent 10 days on the Dalmatian island Vis, THE FARTHEST ISLAND from Croatia´s mainland. As the island was once a military zone and therefore inaccessible to all foreigners it has retained its CHARM and can truly be called “the Mediterranean as it once was”. We like Vis because of its uncrowded BEACHES, little stone house VILLAGES and …

BRELA, Croatia | 1 week summer holiday

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In 2010 we visited BRELA on our DALMATIAN ROAD TRIP, but only stayed shortly. So when we were deciding on where to go this summer, we remembered the nice beaches around here and thought it would be great for Lu also – and we were off. Brela is surrounded by ADRIATIC SEA on one side and the mighty BIOKOVO MOUNTAINS …