Mount Rigi in Switzerland – Tips on how to get there by train and boat

Mount Rigi panoramic view

Are you ready for a scenic day trip in Switzerland? How about a visit to Mount Rigi where you can combine a scenic train ride to the top of Mount Rigi and a boat cruise on Lake Lucerne. We did this trip and the breathtaking views of the surrounding lakes and mountains left us speechless. There are many walking and hiking trails to choose from. We only did a short hike and afterwards went on a boat cruise on Lake Lucerne. Continue reading

Amazing train ride on the Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps

Train ride on the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Chur

Train ride on the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Chur

The ride on the Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps is an unforgettable experience. It was winter the last time we traveled on the Glacier Express. We rode through the middle of a snowstorm and because of the heavy snowfall, we haven’t really seen much of the beautiful landscape. All the more we are looking forward to ride on the Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps on this beautiful sunny summer day with crystal clear skies. Come along with us on our journey through the middle of the Swiss Alps. Continue reading

How to buy a car in Australia – Tips and Info

We tell you how to buy a car in Australia and what is important to know.

We tell you how to buy a car in Australia and what is important to know.

Australia is one of our favorite countries for a road trip. We love the beautiful landscapes and the diversity. From rainforest to the desert, from mountains to the beach, there is everything in Australia. The best way to travel around this vast country is with your own vehicle. If you like camping and have several months planned for your trip, we highly recommend you to buy your own car in Australia. But how do you buy a car, what are the things to consider, what are the problems you can run into? In this post we will tell you how to buy a car in Australia. Continue reading

With the Gottardino through the new Gotthard Base Tunnel

With the Gottardino special train through the new Gotthard Base Tunnel

With the Gottardino special train through the new Gotthard Base Tunnel

The new Gotthard Base Tunnel is 57 kilometers long and is the longest rail tunnel in the world. In December 2016 the tunnel will be opened for passenger traffic and will reduce the travel time from north to south substantially. Currently, the test operation takes place and passengers can ride with the Gottardino special train through the Gotthard Base Tunnel. Continue reading

The Bernina Express – By train and bus from Chur to Lugano (+ side trip to Italy)

The Bernina Express train

Do you like to do a spectacular train and bus ride? How about the Bernina Express.

Traveling by train is nothing special for people living in Switzerland. About 1.3 million people use the train daily, most of them to go to work. We did lots of train rides the last four weeks and two of them in the Bernina Express and the Glacier Express. These two panoramic train rides are breathtaking. Continue reading

Scenic Flight over the Swiss Alps

Scenic Flight over the Swiss Alps

Scenic Flight over the Swiss Alps from Bern-Belp

We are all used of sitting in a big commercial airplanes flying over the oceans. But have you experienced flying over the Swiss Alps in a small sport airplane? It’s a completely different feeling sitting in a small, single-engine airplane and flying over the Swiss Alps. We feel like birds, are exposed to the winds and turbulences much more and are closer to the nature.

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The Chocolate Hills in Bohol by motorbike

Chocolate Hills in Bohol

The Chocolate Hills in Bohol are a magnificent creation of mother nature

You are traveling through the Philippines, chances are that you’re planning to visit Bohol. You heard of Bohol, right? Bohol is an island in the central Visayas and famous for the Chocolate Hills, a group of more than 1’000 cone-like hills. A natural wonder and you have to see the chocolate hills in Bohol with our own eyes.

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One day in Manila was a big surprise

One day in Manila at the Mall of Asia

Our first impression of during one day in Manila: Friendly people & a relaxed atmosphere

A stopover for one day in Manila was not planned at all. Due to the timing of our connecting flight we had no other option but spending a night in the megacity. We thought to stay overnight is ok but we definitely do not want to stay longer. After all we are happy that we have spent one day in Manila. Despite all our preconceptions, we think Manila is pretty cool. Read on to find out why we changed our mind. Continue reading