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.
- KenyaTsavo East National Park In case of any question please contact me here. 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…
- UgandaIn case of any question please contact me here. Uganda is an incredibly beautiful country with many different vegetation- and climate zones and an unparalleled biodiversity. The Albertine Rift Valley that stretches across the country is one of the World´s 36 biodiversity hotspots. Many endangered species can be…
- CubaHavana In case of any question please contact me here. The city of Havana, the capital of Cuba, is Cuba’s largest city, major port and leading commercial centre. Old Havana, the unique old town with beautiful colonial style buildings is a UNESCO World Heritage SITE. Havana is vibrant…
Where to travel under Covid-19 restrictions?
Status as per Jan. 30th, 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. The fee of 30,- USD is usually added to the air ticket price. 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 or in a licensed “casa particular”, 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 – including for goods traffic. Air travel to Europe is suspended until Feb. 28, 2021, due to the new SARS-CoV-2 viral variants that have emerged in the United Kingdom and South Africa. Entry of persons coming from Europe and South Africa is prohibited until February 28, 2021.|
All other entrants are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours old, register electronically prior to entry, present the QR code obtained at registration, and enter a 14-day quarantine immediately upon entry. This can be completed at the individual’s own private residence, at the so-called Villa Panamericana (originally built as quarters for the 2019 Pan American Games, now used to treat COVID-19 patients), or at another location to be determined by health authorities. Onward travel to the place of residence to complete quarantine is permitted if it can be reached within 24 hours of entry.
|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 it is mandatory to have a certified negative PCR test, which must not be older than 96 hours before departure. Instructions on how to certify (generate a travel code) the PCR test can be found here in the document posted by the Kenyan Ministry of Health under No. 82: Travel Guide Simplified. This certification process is not running reliably according to initial findings. It is anticipated that until further notice, negative PCR test certificates without a certificate will generally be accepted upon entry. All passengers must complete the Travel Health Surveillance Form online prior to entry and present the QR code received upon arrival at the airport.|
Kenya generally provides for a 14-day quarantine after entry. However, this does not apply to persons who have their habitual residence in the countries listed on the Kenyan positive list. Persons whose body temperature exceeds 37.5 degrees Celsius upon entry, or who exhibit COVID-19-like symptoms, or who were seated in the two rows of seats in front of or behind such a person on the aircraft, must undergo 14 days of quarantine.
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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.