We got stuck in the mud in the Gobi Desert! – Our recovery tips

Stuck in the mud in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia

On some days, it just does not work out the way we have planned. Things go wrong and everything comes differently than expected. We are traveling through the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. We have discovered wonderful landscapes and drove hundreds of kilometers through rough, remote and difficult terrain. Everything has gone well so far. We like the diversity of the landscapes of the Gobi Desert a lot. We found super nice camp spots, collected enough fire wood for a campfire and marveled at the beautiful starry sky in the night. But today things are not going as planned. We drive through a sandy area and suddenly, we are surrounded by large puddles of water and mud. The surface is getting very wet and all of a sudden we are stuck in the mud. Our LandCruiser sits knee-deep in the mud. What now? Continue reading

Cherry blossom in Seoul is a magical experience

Cherry Blossom in Seoul Korea

We have seen the dreamy photos of the amazing cherry blossom in Seoul or other cities in Korea and Japan so many times. Once in a lifetime, we wanted to experience this wonderful natural spectacle and be there, when the wonderful blossoms of the cherry trees transform the landscape into a fairy-tale world. The cherry blossom is celebrated in Korea and Japan. There are festivals that attract huge crowds. The mood is dreamy, expectant and happy. The cherry blossom is a sign that the temperatures are getting warmer, the winter is over and the summer is coming. Continue reading

Our overland trip from Australia to Europe with the own vehicle

Overland trip from Australia to Europe

Have you ever thought of taking an overland trip from Australia to Europe with your own vehicle? After our long road trip around Australia, we are on the way to drive from Australia to Europe in our own vehicle. But how did we end up in Korea on our epic overland trip from Australia to Europe? Korea is certainly not the most popular travel destination for Europeans. Especially not with the own vehicle. Korea was not on top of our bucket list either. Actually, we did not know much about Korea. So how did it happen that we shipped our vehicle to South Korea? Continue reading

The Helinox Chair Two camping chair is one of our most useful camping gear

Helinox Chair Two the best camp chair

Thanks to our Helinox Chair Two camping chair we can relax after a long day of exploring the world. We can sit comfortably, read, watch the stars and sit around a campfire. The Helinox Chair Two has become a very important part of our equipment when camping. It is incredibly light, compact and yet very stable and comfortable. It’s exactly what we need to travel around the world with limited space. Continue reading

Mission Beach in Australia – 14 km of beautiful beaches from Bingil Bay to Wongaling Beach

Beautiful Bingil Bay north of Mission Beach

140 km south of Cairns we leave the highway. Our destination is the coast. We want to go to Mission Beach. Wow, the vegetation is incredibly green. It rains lightly as we drive through the middle of the rainforest. In a few minutes we reach the sea on the Cassowary Coast. This is the name of this part of the coast in Northern Queensland. The moment we see the sea with its turquoise-blue water we feel totally happy. We have arrived in paradise. Continue reading

The Devils Marbles are amazing at sunrise and sunset

Devils Marbles - Karlu Karlu in Australia

The Devils Marbles in Australia are a collection of beautifully shaped granite rocks. Especially at sunrise and sunset, when the rocks turn from brown to red and gold, great photo opportunities open up around the Devils Marbles. Fortunately, our travel plans have changed once more and the Devils Marbles are along our way. Do you want to see some images from the breathtaking nature we found on the Devil’s Playground and how the Devils Marbles change color during sunrise and sunset? Continue reading

The ultimate Western Australia Road Trip to follow along

The ultimate Western Australia Road Trip

During our Western Australia Road Trip we found beautiful nature, rugged coastal landscape, magic beaches, solitary vastness and last but not least very large distances from one place to another. All about what we have seen during the two months Western Australia Road Trip in this article. How about this itinerary for your next Western Australia Road Trip? Continue reading

13 Things to do in Fremantle

There are so many things to do in Fremantle

It’s easy to fall in love with the city of Fremantle in Western Australia. There are so many things to do in Fremantle and we immediately felt comfortable and at home. We stayed in Fremantle a few times already and are always looking forward to the next visit. During our visits we had plenty of time to look around and explore the sights of Fremantle. Continue reading

10 years ago we left Switzerland to discover the world

It's already 10 years of traveling

We almost missed our 10th anniversary of traveling the world. One evening, under the wonderful starry sky here in Australia, I suddenly realized that we have left Switzerland 10 years ago. In 2007 we quit our jobs, sold our house, got rid of most of our stuff and left Switzerland to discover the world. That was in February 2007, and now is already April 2017. That’s more than 10 years! Continue reading

Climbing a giant tree near Pemberton is not for the faint-hearted

Climbing the giant trees in Pemberton

Standing in front of a giant tree in the forests around Pemberton is very impressive and you will suddenly feel very small. Eight years ago, we have been around Pemberton in the south-west of Australia the first time. It was an unforgettable experience to climb one of the giant trees. The view from the platform, which is 75 meters above the ground and above the tree top, is breathtaking. The ascent over the iron bars is not for the faint-hearted or people with fear of heights. Last time, I did climb the giant tree and made it to the platform. But will I be able to do the ascent this time? Should I take the risk again? Continue reading