Echternach – Berdorf hike

The Echternacht tourist bureau had recommended the 11 kilometer E1 hike which forms a loop from Echternach to Berdorf and back another way. It's supposed to take 4 hours (going up- and downhill a lot). I expected to need more but it was actually very accurate, even including several breaks. Good signposts They said it …

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Teufelsmauer hike

Dry weather predicted for the full day, so here was my chance to do another hike. My choice was between two other walks that were recommended to me, or a whole different one. Devil's Wall The two that were recommended were along a long mountain ridge sticking up out of the earth called the Teufelsmauer …

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Thale: foresty mountain hike and DDR museum

I actually wanted to do this hike a day later but rain was predicted for Tuesday, and sun for this Monday. So I did the hike on Monday even though I had not really seen Quedlinburg yet (the town where my apartment for the week was!). Hike up to witches' dancing place   This particular …

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Cute and happy Salento

Cute and happy Salento; and amazing Cocora valley Population: 4,000 inhabitants Altitude: 1,900 meters / 6,234 feet Temperature when I was there: during the day about 25º Celsius / 77º Fahrenheit, during the night about 10-15ºC / 50-59ºF Monday 28th January 2013 (continued) Bus trip The 'taxi' we ordered at the countryside resort, turned out …

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Colombia tips

Some tips for those who want to travel to Colombia (2013 info) - Budget enough money, Colombia is not as cheap as Peru or Ecuador. Travelling solo I spent about COP 90,000 (US$45) per day on average (preparing some of my own breakfasts); travelling with my girlfriend I spent about COP 115,000 (US$57) per person …

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Konglor – 7 kilometer long cave

29th October - 7 km long Konglor Cave Today was the start of a two day trip to the Konglor cave and a waterfall, overnighting at a local family (homestay) in Ban Kong Lo. Looking back there may have been easier ways to arrange this trip in a more independent way. I thought that booking …

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Iceland tips

This is info from 2007, before smartphones, Airbnb and wifi everywhere. 🙂 But I hope many tips are still useful. On this page (scroll down): My itinerary Iceland-specific tips: General tips Driving in Iceland My itinerary I was in Iceland for a 2 day volleyball tournament and then used a rental car to tour the …

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