Bali

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Bali - an island full of adventure

Bali is one of the Islands in the southern part of Indonesia. Mostly there is tropical warm weather on the Island. The Island has an airport in the capital city of Denpasar which is situated in the South of Bali. The most beautiful month on Bali is September and the Rainy Season lasts from the end of november until the end of march. Most people speak balinese or indonesian on the island. We travelled Bali for a month. We landed in Denpasar in the south of Bali and went up to the north. We stayed in places like Nusa Dua, Canggu, Ubud and Pemuteran.

The Iguazu Falls

Iguazu falls

This is me standing in front of the Iguazu Falls. or in Portuguese: Foz do Iguaçu.
in size the BIGGEST waterfall in the world!
The Iguaçu Falls or in Portuguese: Foz do Iguaçu is the world biggest waterfall. The waterfall is situated right on the boarders between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Precisely there is an Argentinian and a Brazilian side of the falls.

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The tour to the Iguazu Falls 

There are different ways to explore this amazing place. Entering the park there are busses waiting for you which pick you up and brings you to a platform where you have an awesome view on the Iguazu Falls. This platform is right in front of the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas. From there you can walk straight down some pathways and stairs to the Foz do Iguaçu area. From this area a huge lift brings you up to the Restaurant's: a fast food restaurant and a buffet style restaurant. Or before taking the lift make sure to walk out the footbridge which brings you to the perfect spot right where the biggest Iguazu falls crash into each other. This spot is called Devil’s Throat.

Devil's Throat

the footbridge to the Devil's Throat.

How to get to the Iguazu Falls?

We went on a travel Bus from Londrina. It was pretty comfortable to sleep in the Bus for 7 hours and then we arrived. But you can easily go on a plane from São Paulo directly to the city of Foz do Iguaçu. There is a little Airport. Our stay was in the city of Foz do Iguaçu too, you don’t need to stay in park itself. From the City you can easily get to the park and the Iguazu Falls with public transportation.

Foz do Iguaçu

Europe Roadtrip

roadtrip europe breakdown

This is Pascalcito standing in front of the broken car whilst our Europe Roadtrip.

The Breakdown

My buddy Pascalcito and me had a great Idea. Our plan was to go on a Europe Roadtrip from Zürich to Barcelona. Visit a handful of cities on the way and then along the coast through Cannes, Nice, and Monaco.

Excited for this adventure we hit the road early in the morning. After driving a couple of hundred meters the engine started to make strange noises. Suddenly Pascalcito couldn’t speed up the car anymore, so we took the next exit. On the first traffic light we stopped white smoke appeared in front of us, puffing right out of the bonnet! Was this the end of our Europe Roadtrip?

We couldn't wish for a better start. We called the breakdown service. After a short investigation we had the bad news: the engine is bust.

Called a taxi and headed to the airport in Geneva. As you might know taxi prices in Switzerland are tremendous. We payed 230 US dollars to get from our break down location to the airport, which already is probably more expensive than flying directly to Barcelona.

Anyways, the only car left was a spacious family-van. We loaded the van with our luggage and went back on the road with no plans at all.

The Europe Roadtrip video

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Annecy

After an hour drive we stopped in a city called Annecy. This lovely little town is situated close to Geneva right by the lake “Lac d’Annecy” named after the city. after a turbulent start we slowed down and strolled through the beautiful old town. Cobblestone streets leading along old facades with wooden balconies stocked with flowers.

lake annecy

annecy old town

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annecy things to see

annecy castle

Nîmes

After four hours of driving we stopped in Nîmes, a city in the south of France. We were on the hunt for a restaurant to have dinner. After a good pizza prosciutto we explored the roman old town with its monuments and the impressive Arena.

nîmes things to see

nîmes old town

nimes france

Montpellier

The first city we really took our time to explore it for a few days because we were surprised by it’s pleasant atmosphere in the streets, delicious restaurants and fantastic architecture.

montpellier things to see

brunch montpellier breakfast

university montpellier

montpellier old town

Arc de Triomphe montpellier

Girona

We made it over the spanish borders and dove right into a catalonian city called Girona. There is a river flowing through the city, crossed by several bridges and accompanied by colorful houses stacked on each other right besides the river. We tried to get up the city murals where you have a breathtaking view on the roofs of Girona.

 

girona things to see

girona old town

girona city wall

Calella de Palafrugell

Last but not least we had a stop in this lovely little town. Sunbathing in the bay of Calella, having a typical spanish paella and simply enjoying the goodlife.

 

 

 

callela de palafrugell

paella spain

calella de palafrugell beach

calella de palafrugell boat

WE MADE IT

A week of driving, exploring and having amazing meals, we made it to Barcelona. We were super excited to explore the city, parked the rental car and checked in to the hotel. more to come…

I hope you enjoyed this adventure with us on the road to Barcelona. The moral of the story is that even if we plan things properly, it can go wrong, nevertheless it's important to keep your cool. There is always a way and sometimes spontaneity can surprise you with great things in life.

Here is the video of our time spend in Barcelona:

Sailing the Whitsunday Islands

sailing the whitsunday islands

We left Sydney and landed in Prosperpine Airport, from there we drove to the port of Airlie Beach. Dropped most of the luggage at the port in a local tourist office (costs only a few bucks) and went to the meeting point we've been given via mail. By the meeting point a lot of other sailors where waiting to enter the sea and sailing the Whitsunday Islands.

A short instruction and we were on the catamaran. Left our carry-on baggage in our cabin. And enjoyed a beautifully prepared fruit plate.

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The catamaran and the crew

On board where besides us: three couples, the captain and a cook. We had a double bed cabin with an own small bathroom, a combination of toilet, sink and shower in one small room. After showering everything was wet. In the room we had a small sideboard to place the luggage on, a bullseye window right above the sea level and a window in the floor which enabled to see what's in the water, that was awesome.

whitsunday islands sailing tour

sailing the whitsunday islands

What its like sailing the Whitsunday Islands

But most of the time we spent on top deck of the catamaran to feel the wind blowing, water splashing up and enjoy the view while sailing the whitsunday islands. Sometime the sea gets rough and the catamaran starts to wingle up and down. Sometimes you see a fly fish jumping out of the water and flying! over the surface. Sometimes you see a turtle gasping for oxygen.

And this is the most beautiful view i've ever experienced. The view on Whithaven Beach. Different depths of the water created this mix of shades of blue.

catamaran tour whitsundays

sunset catamaran

snorkeling turtle great barrier reef

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Bondi Beach and the Icebergs Pool

bondi beach icebergs

There are many options to go on day trips from Sydney. One of them is the day trip to Bondi Beach. This is the place where the famous Australian series called Bondi Beach Rescue was filmed. And as the name of the Series reveal it: Bondi has a famous Beach but the sea can get ruff there. It is easy to reach Bondi Beach with the bus. from the bus station we walked couple of minutes and arrived at the Bondi Beach Icebergs Pool.

The Bondi Beach Icebergs Pool

This Pool is an iconic construction which is a part of Bondi. It is a pool built right by the sea and when the tide is high, as it was when we where there, the waves clash against the pool corner and wash the swimmers with salty water. Its was so fascinating to observe how the waves splashed up against the Bondi Beach Icebergs poolcorner!

From the Bondi Beach Icebergs Pool starts the “Bondi to Coogee Walk”. It's a coastal walk known a tourist attraction and its really a beautiful path to explore, you’ll love

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Surf Bondi Beach

 

Bondi Beach is a well known surf spot. With the high tide and the decent size of the waves i rent a surfboard and tried to catch some wave. it was pretty hard to ride the waves because the current was strong and the lineup crowded. Neverthless it was fun to practice!

bondi beach to coogee

bondi beach surf

Icebergs Pool Bondi Beach

 

What i realized

"This world has more to offer than we can explore in a lifetime.", so what are you waiting for? go out there and explore this beautiful planet.

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The Sydney Opera House

sydney opera house

While landing in Sydney i experienced the most impressive plane window view i’ve ever had. I could directly see the famous Sydney Opera House right beneath the Harbour bridge. It made me even more excited to explore this city.

After landing you reach the Sydney city center easily with the train. We stayed in an amazing Hotel which we can recommend because of its fancy interior and it is good situated.

The first thing we had to do was visiting the famous Sydney Opera House! it is really an architectural masterpiece, no matter from which angle you look at it, it always shows up in a different shape. I also highly recommend to participate with an interior tour, the Sydney Opera House is inside as impressive as from the outside.

landing plane sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge

I spend a week in Sydney to find out where the perfect spot to take a picture of sydney. I also cover which places to see, things to do in Sydney and this can also be used as a tourist guide.

On the hunt for the perfect picture in Sydney

Perfect Spots explored:

  1. Hotel 57
  2. Sydney Opera house
  3. Sydney Opera house Inside tour
  4. Barangaroo Towers
  5. Darling Harbour
  6. Brown Paper Bag Building
  7. Paddy's Market
  8. The Spice Room - Indian Restaurant
  9. Queen Victoria Building
  10. Westfield Shopping
  11. Time for Thai Restaurant
  12. St Mary's Cathedral
  13. MLC Center Food Court
  14. Mrs Macquaries Point

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Barangaroo international towers sydney

The Barangaroo international towers sydney

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