Hello and welcome to my page! I am a travel junkie with a particular passion for animals and wildlife. Over the years I travelled 70 countries. I travelled alone, with my family or with friends. Curiosity drives me and I love to explore places away from the usual tourist hotspots. On this page I would like to share with you some special moments, unforgettable experience and interesting facts which might give you an inspiration for your next trip.
- Hallstatt, AustriaHallstatt, Austria In case of any question please contact me here. Start at Hallstatt Salt Mine Cablecar valley station Walk straight to the lake. Look left and enjoy the view to the ancient town. Go north, cross the town and at end of the town enjoy the view…
- AustriaIn case of any question please contact me here. Kölnbreinsperre This dam, built in the 70ies is the tallest one in Austria with a height of 205 m and a length of 626 m. Not very tall on a global scale, though impressive. There is a skywalk at…
- KenyaIn case of any question please contact me here. Tsavo East National Park Have you ever seen red elephants? The biggest population of elephants in Kenya lives in Tsavo East National Park. The elephants love to take dust bathes in the red soil, that’s why their skin looks…
- Riga, LatviaIn case of any question please contact me here. In August 2019 I have been to Riga. It was my first visit to the Baltic States and I loved it so much!The capital of Lativa has an amazing old town with colourful, picturesque and well restored buildings from…
- Rio De Janeiro, BrazilIn case of any question please contact me here. Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s second largest city and for me one of the world’s most beautiful. With a population of estimated 13,3 million people in the metropolitan region it belongs to the worlds Megacities. Europeans first encountered the…
- Serengeti National Park TanzaniaIn case of any question please contact me here. The Serengeti is a savannah stretching across Northern Tanzania to the South of Kenya covering an area of around 30.000 km². It is said that the name “Serengeti” comes from the Massai language and means “endless plain”. The Serengeti…
Where to travel under Covid-19 restrictions?
Status as per Apr. 20th, 2021 (no warranty for correctness; please check with the respective embassy before you are travelling)
|Brazil||Entry and transit of foreigners by air are generally permitted. Travelers entering or transiting Brazil are required to provide proof of a negative PCR test result in English, Portuguese or Spanish to the airline at check-in. The test must have been performed no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure. In addition, travelers must present a health declaration (printed and in English, Portuguese or Spanish) at check-in.|
Entry by foreigners via land or sea borders continues to be prohibited; only entry by land from Paraguay is permitted, subject to the applicable Brazilian entry regulations. Further exceptions for entry via land or sea borders also apply to persons holding a residence permit in Brazil.
The landing of flights coming from or via Great Britain and Northern Ireland or South Africa, as well as the transportation of foreigners who have stayed or transited in Great Britain and Northern Ireland or South Africa within the last 14 days, is temporarily prohibited.
|Cuba||Upon entry, it is mandatory to present a negative PCR test from the home country, which must not be older than 72 hours upon arrival and must be issued by a certified laboratory.|
All entrants must undergo another mandatory PCR test at the airport upon arrival in Cuba. In addition, a health declaration must be made at the airport.
For travelers entering the country for tourist purposes and who have a reservation in a licensed hotel, there is subsequently an obligation to stay in a hotel/accommodation until the negative test result is received. After that, these travelers can move freely.
|Peru||Land and sea borders remain closed – also for goods traffic. Air traffic with Europe has resumed. Entry of persons coming from the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa is prohibited until May 9, 2021 – this applies both to persons residing in these countries and to persons who have stayed there or transited in the last 14 days. All other entrants are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours old, register electronically prior to entry, and present the QR code obtained during registration. |
The 14-day quarantine can be avoided if a negative antigen test is presented. This is done upon entry, and the cost must be borne by the traveler. In case of a positive test result, a 14-day quarantine in the so-called “Villa Panamericana” is mandatory (originally built as accommodation for the Pan American Games 2019).
|Uganda||Kampala-Entebbe International Airport has reopened for passenger flights. All border crossings to neighboring countries have been reopened for passenger traffic.|
A negative PCR test result must be presented upon entry and exit. The swab for the test must not be older than five days (120 hours) according to the latest regulations.
|Kenya||For entry into Kenya from Germany, a certified negative PCR test is required, which must not be older than 96 hours before departure. After entry, a 14-day quarantine period follows. This does not apply to persons who have their habitual residence in the countries listed on the Kenyan negative list. Germany is currently on this negative list. Therefore, a quarantine for travelers with residence in Germany is currently not provided in principle. Persons whose body temperature on entry exceeds 37.5 degrees Celsius, or who exhibit COVID-19-like symptoms, or who sat in the two rows of seats in front of or behind such a person on the aircraft, must undergo a 14-day quarantine.|
Those entering the country from states where quarantine is mandatory must present a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours old upon entry. In addition, one of these quarantine accommodations must be booked 24 hours prior to departure and proof of this must be carried on entry. The cost of the accommodation is borne by the traveler.
All passengers must complete the Travel Health Surveillance Form online prior to entry and present the QR code received upon arrival at the airport.
Work and Travel Tips
in English https://www.goatsontheroad.com/work-and-travel/
in Deutsch https://www.bildungsdoc.de/fragen-work-and-travel/
en español https://matadornetwork.com/es/consejos-para-colaborar-con-matador-network-en-espanol/
Experience People, Nature, Culture with Trekkingadventure (German) http://www.trekkingadventure.de
Under Prayer Flags – Trekking and Travel Experiences in Nepal (German) https://unter-gebetsfahnen.de/
Trekking in the Tsum Valley (German) https://tsum-valley.de/
What are some common items savvy travelers bring with them ?
Don’t forget a small power strip – ideal for sharing a crowded outlet in an airport, and a simple way to keep all devices close by once at a hotel. Keep a photograph of your luggage and passport on your smartphone; lose either of them, and you’ll be grateful for the reference. Pack a scarf—always. And since calling Nespresso coffee is an insult to baristas everywhere, the best in-room alternate is the Aeropress, a nifty gizmo that’s portable, light, and makes killer morning joe almost anywhere.
What’s the best way to sleep on a plane?
Some seasoned travelers might swear by that knockout cocktail known as an Ambientini (a sleeping pill with a vodka chaser). There are better, safer ways, though – including pre-flight exercise and a few drops of lavender essential oil.
What are some of the best travel locations that most people have not heard of?
We’re all keen to explore countries and destinations that are unspoiled or unexpected, even if we’re probably still subconsciously following trends. (Uganda, Myanmar, Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago, and Sri Lanka are some of our planned far-flung getaways.) But we’d also like to reframe this question: What are some of the best destinations you haven’t heard of in well-known, heavily trafficked cities? Paris, perhaps, or London? Consider somewhere reasonably central, but slightly under the radar – say, Canal St. Martin in Paris and Shoreditch in London. They’re easy to reach and a offer a wonderful “wow” moment of discovery.
What’s the best city in the world?
We’ll defer to the best experts—our readers. In this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, the best cities in the world include Budapest and Florence, while stateside, New York is the top big city and the best small city is Charleston, S.C., a long-time favorite.
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