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 …

Via Ferrata in Reit im Winkl

Reit im Winkl – rather known as skiing spot –  has a new summer attraction: a nice via ferrata! As the setting is beautiful, right along a waterfall, the access is easy and it is not very long, I gathered some friends to check it out. Location: Reit im Winkl, Hausbachfall Duration: Ascend: 1h 30m, Descend: 30m Difficulty: B/C The Read More …

Oman Offroad Day II: To Masirah Island

The next stint lead from Sur via Shannah to Masirah Island. We fancied crossing the enormous dune south-west of Al Kamil Wal Wafi, but we had to catch the ferry in Shannah departing at 15:00. Unfortunately we could not cross these beautiful dunes, the sand field is truly large, check it out in satellite view in google maps. When I 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!