Davos, Skiresort Swiss Alps

Davos Graubünden CH

I am in Davos Switzerland right now for some days. Enjoying the snow and sun. winter sport is one of my big hobbies in winter. I love to snowboard and ride down the mountains.


Davos is located in the canton of Graubünden in the Swiss Alps. It is around a 2-hour car drive from Zürich and almost 3 hours by train since the city is 1560 meters over sea level.

There are two parts of the town.

Davos Dorf

  • This is at the beginning of the town
  • Parsenn Ski Area
  • A lot of restaurants and hotels.
  • O la la Spa

Davos Platz

  • This is where the nightlife takes place.
  • A lot of bars, clubs and restaurants
  • Jakobshorn mountain to go for a ride
  • Hotels and the famous Davos Casino

Winterseason

The winter season starts around the end of November till the end of March. The holidays are normally around the end of the year over the New Year’s Eve or in February when all the schools have winter breaks.

The Prices around the holidays are much higher, so it is recommended to go at the beginning of December or in January. Fewer people on the mountain, more space to ride and better ski pass and hotel offers. More relaxed and more fun!


Parsenn Snowboarding

Most of the time we went snowboarding at Parsenn.

From Davos Dorf you can catch a train that brings you up. The biggest mountains in the Parsenn are the Weissfluhjoch 2622m and the Weissfluh peak 2844m over sea level. Due to the sea level there is always a big chance to have enough snow. In other ski resorts you will sometimes come across a lot of green spots on the ski slopes.

When the sun starts to go down and the mood gets you

In the Grubenalp restaurant you can get some nice Kässpätzli! The nice restaurants up the mountain are also a big plus that the Swiss Alps offer. The prices are high but nice food after a nice ride out makes it all worth it!


Jakobshorn Party Corner

The Jakobshorn side from Davos, the second biggest ski area in Davos is one to party till the sun goes down. You can enjoy nice music at the Jatzhütte, drink some beers and enjoy the nice panoramic view of the surrounding alps. We had so much fun and ended the nice day with a ride down with our Snowboards down to Davos Platz witch is quite a ride from up there.

So if you are in Switzerland and you find the time to go skiing or snowboarding, Davos is the place to be if you love riding and partying at once!

So hope to see you soon!


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Chichén Itzá, Mexico

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Chichén Itzá

This place is one of many Mayan ruins in the state of Yucatán but one of the most famous ones! It was built around 600 AD and running till the 13th century. The middle point is the massive pyramid El Castillo. There are other buildings like the warrior temple and more to see. 


How to get there

We were travelling around Mexico for almost a month, so we had time to visit a lot of different places around Yucatán. 

We stayed in a nice little hotel in Valladolid which is located almost in the center of Ek Balem and Chichén Itzá. It is the perfect place to stay overnight and also visit some cenotes outside town. 

The city itself doesn’t have a lot to offer. There are enough restaurants bars to stay some time but that’s all. But still a perfect place if you want to see those famous Mayan ruins. 


The Mayan Ruin

Inside the Mayan site, you will find a little market to buy some souvenirs or clothes with nice signs on it. In the back you will see the unmistakable pyramid. To imagine that the pyramid was built by bare hands is incredible. We took a couple of photos from the ground but you are not allowed to climb up. 


Group of 1000 columns

The once covered squared pillars are in front of the warrior temple and the rows extend more east. A total of 1000 pillars that are marked with reliefs of warriors and bird people. It maybe show the army of Chichén Itzá. 


If you walk around the area you will find and see more ruins that are surrounded by trees in a little forest. This place is one of the bigger ones I have seen since I also visited the ruins near Tulum which were much smaller.


What to bring? 

I can not tell you exactly what clothes you should wear because the weather in Mexico changes from month to month. It is usually hot and tropical.

You will surely need enough water and possibly some food. Of course, it has food stalls, but they are rather full on a busy day and are therefore associated with long waiting times.

A camera is of course a must, so that you have memories of these incredible pyramids and sculptures. 

There are parking spaces directly in front of the entrance. A cashier will instruct you and ask for something small. Of course, buses also drive from the capital cities like Valladolid.


South America has so much to offer. Visit the Iguazu Falls in Brazil, go Skiing in the Argentinian mountains or climb a volcano in Ecuador. Taste some real fresh Colombian coffee. Catch the perfect wave at the Costa Rica ocean or go diving in a cenote cave in Mexico. There is no limit!


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Hats and Smiles

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Sun, smiles, temples and straw hats.
The Prambanan temples are some huge buildings built by hundreds of years old stone. It was an amazing day to explore the sight with all its different angles, corners and perspectives.
Part of the Perfspots exploration team was Simone. We have been equipped with plenty of water, some snacks, the cameras and of course the traditional Lombok straw hats. It was an amazing day and the best part was to explore the less crowded, less popular temples in the area.

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prambanan
felt like Indiana Jones

Explore the Temples!

An early morning wake up to explore the Prambanan Temple and all the temples surrounding it. We have ordered a taxi directly to the hotel which brought us to the Prambanan Temple area. Arriving there, obviously we where not the only ones. But it was not crowded because the Prambanan Temple is pretty large and the tourists visiting it spread out over the sight. I documented our experience on this Travel Vlog. It was an insanely hot day but we decided to walk to the other temples behind the Prambanan. We noticed, most tourists only visit the main attraction and do not visit the other attractions. We highly recommend you to check the others out as well. Exploring the Candi Sewu, Candi Bubrah and the Candi Lumbung was amazing. Walking through the abandoned sights really felt like walking in a indiana jones movie! Especially the Candi Lumbung was fascinating with its unique architecture and chambers. 

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The beautiful candi sewu temple.

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Matterhorn Switzerland, what a shape!

Hi everybody and Grüäzi! Welcome back to my new Post!


Zermatt is a popular mountain resort in the canton of valais . From hiking, climbing to skiers in winter, there is nothing you can’t do. The city is located 1600 meters above sea level and lays at the foot of the famous landmark ”Matterhorn”. It is by far one of the most famous photograph spots from Switzerland.

In winter: 

  • Paradise for skiers and snowboarders or other snow sports
  • Ice skating and curling
  • Restaurants, bars and a lively après-ski scene
  • Boutiques and little stores for souveniers
  • Luxury resorts

In summer: 

  • Paradise for hiking and climbing
  • Nature
  • Paragliding in front of the Matterhorn
  • Restaurants, bars and nice sun terraces
  • Spas to relax
  • Luxury resorts

The whole area is car free and everything is in walking distance. Buses and cable cars bring you up the mountain to take some incredible pictures.

The Hotel prices are high since it is a really famous touristic spot and a must-do if you visit Switzerland. I was lucky and slept at my friends home, so I didn’t spend a lot of money that weekend. 


Matterhorn the famous landmark

The Matterhorn is 4478 meters above sea level but still not the highest mountain of Switzerland. That title holds the Dufourspitze with 4634m.

His shape and history makes it one of the most famous mountains in the world. 

To see it up close lets you forget time and just take a breath to let it all in. We had a great day hiking up to this little lake to take some awesome shots and continued to our beer stop.

Sunny, fresh air and a perfect view

A ticket from Zürich mainstation to Zermatt will cost you around 120 swissfranks or even more and the ride takes around 4 hours. It is located at the boarder of France, but don’t worry, english is fine!


Something to have in mind!

Everybody is focused on traveling the world and places that are not in our grasp. New adventures, stories and cultures to find, but we often forget that the places close to us are reachable right now, waiting for you to discover.


Thanks for reading my post and hope to see you soon!

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Cenote Agua Dulce Mexico

Mexico and its Mystic Places!

The Cenote Agua Dulce and the Gran Cenote near Tulum


A couple month ago I was on a 7-month trip trough South America and one of my favorite destinations was Mexico!

But Why is it so special? 

  • Food (Tacos, Enchiladas, Fajitas and much more)
  • People (Kind, open, funny and always helpful
  • Nature (Crystal clear ocean, Cenotes, Diving, jungle and much more)
  • Weather (Sunny and hot)
  • Culture!

These are just couple reasons why I loved that country so much! 

On our trip we stayed at a little hotel in Valladolid and made some day trips around the area.


What is a Cenote?

A cenote is a limestone hole created by the collapse of a cave ceiling filled with fresh water. The word ”Cenote” comes from the Mayan word ”Dzonot” and means ”holy water”. In Mayan culture, people believed that cenotes were the entrance to another world where their rain god Chac lived.

Mayan Culture Cenotes


Cenote Agua Dulce

Just a 33 minutes drive outside the city we discovered a cenote that blew our minds. The entrance was in the middle of nowhere. As we walked down the entrance we didn’t know what to expect as the hole was just a black wall which makes it impossible to take a look inside from above.

Finally, we were standing inside a small cave made out of limestone and couple holes at the ceiling which let light inside.

The water was cold, so we couldn’t stay inside for long, still enough to take some awesome picture to remember that place. Kind of scary to imagine that these lime stones are just hanging down the ceiling, ready to fall down on us. but still a moment of joy.

A place to visit if you get the chance!


So thanks for reading my post and I hope you get the chance to visit Mexico and this beautiful cenotes!

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Cheese hike Swiss Mountains ”Grüäzi”

Grüäzi mitenand! Hello everybody!

Stoos! A small village located 1305 m above sea level. It has just 150 inhabitants. In summer a nice place to go for a hike and in winter a ski resort. The whole town is car free what makes it much more relaxing.

View on my way down, the view from another mountain big Mythen!

Cheese hike ”Chääswanderung”

At the switch of the mountain station you can buy your ticket including the cheese pass. But what is a cheese pass?

Up in this little village you will find a lot of small restaurants and farmer houses which offer fresh cheese from their goats or the region.

Some of them are located in the middle of the village and others a 1-hour hike away the station.

This is what it will cost:

  • Up/Down the mountain in the Stoostrain: 22.- CHF
  • Cheese pass: 15.- CHF

The Alpchäs pass gives you the freedom to taste native Alpine cheese  in seven ”Bergbeizli” along the cheese trail at Stoos. Portion to approx. 100g alp cheese with bread. 

On the way to the little farmer houses you will pass by goats and cows. They will even walk with you for some time.

You will have incredible views on the way walking through the forest along the stony ways. Far away the big and small Mythen and other Swiss alps. The air is always fresh and birds are singing along the ways. So this is definitely one experience for itself.

On our way back we had to hike a little up the hill which makes it even more enjoyable since you have to do something to get to this nice cheese places, where you can sit down and enjoy some native cheeses they offer. I was surprised that even the bread and tee was self made!


View on the way down along the tracks

Since I didn’t take a picture of the car itself I will show you a picture from the internet. It looks so adventerus.

Stoos Train


So thanks for reading my post and I hope you get the chance to visit Switzerland and go for a Chääswanderig at the Swiss apls! 

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Is Bogotá dangerous?

Hi everybode! Today I am going to tell you a little bit of my impressions of Bogotá. 

With over 9 million inhabitants Bogotá is not only the capital, but also the larges city in Colombia. 

Arrived at the airport

It takes quite a while to get to the city center. Of course there are regular buses and taxis that offer affordable rides but I chose to take an Uber, which was no as easy as I thought it would be since Uber is forbidden in Colombia and there is a dispute between them and the regular taxi drivers. 

I had to find a certain driver at the indicated location in the middle of a parking lot. After a long time writing and searching I finally got my Uber. 

Driving by all those houses and neighborhoods I was surprised how big this city was. The streets are busy with a lot of traffic. 

What I saw

Restaurants, market places and a nice old town. Painted walls and the urban lifestyle make this city really interesting. 
Large squares with crowds and cool little coffe shops and bars in side streets. 

In the little restaurants they offer you traditional food to unbelievably cheap prices. So don’t search the fanciest ones just go and get something thats more cultural!

City cable car!

A little outside of the city you have the opportunity to see the roofs and colored houses from above with a city cable car. We had such a good time and took nice pictures. 

Is Bogotá dangerous?

Yes the city is dangerous, but! The chance that you get robbed can be minimized. No nice shirts, your watch can stay in the hotel and all the other fancy stuff is not quite right. Behave normally and try to stay on the main streets or in turistic areas and you will certainly not be touched at all. 

I fell in love with the culture of Colombia and its people, so it is worth a visit!

Thanks for reading this post and I hope to see you soon on my channel!

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Palm boy

The locals cut some small steps into the trunk of the palmtree to climb em up wothout any safety gear. Its impressive how they climb up with ease. Up there they cut some old leafs and some coconuts. Have you ever climbed a palmtree?

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The Meno Vlog


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

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The Tuktuk Nap

tuktuk driver

Back from the countryside adventures of Jawa Indonesia we dove right into the city life of Yogyakarta. Massive traffic, street vendors, shopping malls and busy people surrounding us. Traveling from a slowed down place to a bigger city really makes you feel the change of mood. I’m not pointing out to the negative effects only. City life can really energize you, bring flow to your routine and new dynamics compared to a much more relaxed place like the countryside.

This dude sleeping deeply relaxed on his tuktuk shows us that city life can be pretty tiring too. Do you take naps on a busy day?

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The Yogyakarta Vlog

We have left the area of Magelang and drove with our driver to the hotel we have previously booked in Yogyakarta. The city name is sometimes written Yogyakarta and sometimes Jogjakarta, don’t ask me why. If you know what’s the difference, write me in the commends please. So we have been sitting in that car and it started to rain heavily. Luckily we haven’t been outside for sightseeing.

Arriving in Yogyakarta we have been overwhelmed by the traffic. Scooters, cars, coaches. Then we arrived. The lobby boy opened the doors and carried our luggage inside. First impression: a really fancy Lobby! comfy lounge chairs. diamonds hanging from the ceiling and a delicious welcome drink. That was a nice arrival. But wait for the hotel room the view of Yogya or Jogja, however you want to call it, was stunning!


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

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Gili Meno Drone view

gili meno drone

There is a lake on the Island of Gili Meno where a lot of birds breed. The lake is not really a spot to swim but amazing to watch the sunset from a boat dock. From the perspective of the drone it looks like the sea and the lake will connect on high tide, which is not really the case.

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The Gili Meno Vlog

How is life on a small island like Gili Meno? we spend a couple of days exploring all corners of this island. Some people live there but mostly tourists visit this island on a day trip on a boat from Gili Trawangan.


Indonesia has so much to offer. Explore beautiful layers of rice fields. Visit detail-rich temples or mosques and learn about the Indonesian culture. Drive along stunning landscapes. Hike up a volcano and enjoy the sunrise at the edge of a crater. Grab a board and ride one of those perfectly shaped waves. Eat through Indonesia diverse kitchens. Countless things to do and to see. this is Indonesia.

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