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 …

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 …

Biking along the Isar in the Bavarian Alps

As I got me a new mountain bike, I was looking a comfortable tour on a beginner level due to my lack of endurance. For a long time I hadn’t been at the Sylvenstein Reservoir so I decided to go there. The tour nicely starts along the Isar followed by a passage along the B13. After that you need 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 …