Short escape to Soma Bay

The Orca Divebase in Soma Bay near Safaga at the Red Sea, Egypt is a safe bet, as I already been there and was amazed by their quality of service, but this time I tried the Breaker’s Hotel for accomodation. My final verdict is that the Breaker’s is a fine alternative to the Sheraton for lodging while diving with the Read More …

Exploring Albania – Pt. I: The steep gorges of the Drin

Albania turned out to be great destination a country with beautiful and yet wild nature and affectionate, hospital and helpful people. We found great camping sites and tricky offroad tracks there! Read More …

Sziget Festival – one week of unleashed fun!

I feel a little sad as will not attend the Sziget Festival for the second year. The nine years from 2006 to 2014 I always spent a week on the Obudai sziget (sziget actually means island). It was great to see this festival rise to the biggest (and once even voted the best) music festivals in Europe. Great due to Read More …

Dive safari in the Sultanate of Oman

  Being one of the spots where you can encounter or even dive with hump back whales the Sultanate of Oman caught my interest quite quick. As there is just one boat, the Saman Explorer,  at the moment having a license for dive safaris around the coast of Oman, the decision was not hard either. So after I finished the Read More …

Oman offroad tour from Muscat to Salalah

As foreplay for the next diving safari my dive buddy and I decided to add a roadtrip from Muscat to Salalah. So we booked a 5 day offroad trip including hotels after each day and a Toyota Landcruiser, sporting a cage and a modified gearbox. Having an organised tour was unnecessary, as we found out soon. You can rent a Read More …

Diving around Marsa Alam

To get my batteries loaded again, I decided to have another short trip to Red Sea in Egypt. So I convinced my buddy to have one week underwater action with Seaworld Diving Center besides the Novotel Marsa Alam. But before I could enjoy the warm climate and the awesome underwater wildlife of Egypt, my patience had to pass a frustrating Read More …

Hornschlitten Rennen 2017 in Garmisch

“Hornschlitten Rennen” means wooden sledge race. A “Hornschlitten” is a sledge which sports two uprising handles emerging from its runners, resembling to horns. Since ages in alpine regions these sledges were the tool of choice to bring down wood, hay or nuriture from the mountain huts or villages into the valleys in a quick manner. So one time one sledge Read More …

Dive safari on the SevenSeas

Here are the highlights of my one week trip with the Seven Seas to the Brother islands, Elphinstone Reef and Daedalus Reef. It was a joyful voyage, a great time with nice and friendly people and thrilling and fascinating wildlife encounters!