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2018 Balkan
From 22nd December 2018 to 2nd January 2019 I had a different Christmas celebration in Balkan: From Zagreb in Croatia I moved to Belgrade in Serbia. Afterwrds I drove to Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and then to Podgorica in Montenegro. New Years Eve I spent in Split. Motto: 4 countries and 4 capitals!
2015/2016/2017 India
From October 2015 to May 2017 my business brought me to Navi Mumbai. This gave me a quite different view to the Indian life. In the beginning I visited Colaba, Juhu, Bandra, Kharghar, Lonavala, Kashid Beach, Chiplun, Guhagar Beach... Later on I used Air India to see Goa, Kerala, Mysore and Bangalore. Amazing!
2016 South Africa
In autum 2016 we started in Cape Town, saw Cape of Good Hope, the Table Rock, Kirstenbosch, Franschhoek, Hermanus, and the Kruger Park with plenty of animals - and yes, we saw the Big Five. Amazing trip, once in your life you need to see it!
2016 Philippines
In the beginning of 2016 we went for three weeks to the Philippines. Yes, the Philippines are expensive, yes the meals are neither fine, but the Philippines offer fantastic landscape panorama, several nice islands (Luzon, Bohol, Boracay, Palawan) paradise beaches, water sports, nightlife, etc.
2015 Vietnam
From February to March 2015 we spend 4 weeks in Vietnam. We travelled from north to south, means Hanoi, Ha Long Bai, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Phuc Quoc, Mekong delta and Ho Chi Minh City. We had wonderful moments, met very friendly people, had delicious meals (especially the Nem) and releaxed at lovely beaches. Great!
2013 Egypt
After the Egyptian Revolution and before, some inbetween the Egyptian protests we were in February 2013 in Egypt. We enjoyed one week cruising on the Nile and afterwards one week at the beach. Sometimes the view to the sights were not blocked by fellow tourists, what gave best photos... Especially the Nile cruise having stops at 3,000 to 4,500 years old relicts is impressive!
2012 India
"Incredible India": yep, we have heard a lot and went nosey. Crowds of human beings, noises all around, friendly people, delicious meals, beggars, poverty, colors, cold in the north and heat in the south... Within nearly 6 weeks vacation we have packed a lot of West-India: Rajasthan, Kerala, Goa und Maharashtra...
2010 South Korea
In November 2009 and in August 2010 I had a working stay in South Korea. By this I saw mainly Seoul and Ulsan. While having in November temperature below zero was the sweltry August the opposite. I met gently people, got fantastic stuff for lunch and dinner (yes, you need chop sticks), sang karaoke, saw old temples surroundend by skyscrapers, classical music in the tube, etc.
2010 Thailand and Cambodia
More that 5 weeks between December 2009 and January 2010 has infected us with the Asian fever. Not only delicious (and partially extremely hot) meals, the vivid life in Bangkok, fantastic beaches at the islands Koh Chang and Koh Bulon put a spell on us. The friendliness of the Thai, driving Tuk-Tuk, the dazzling sun, as well as Chang and Singa beer is a part of Thailand.
2008 Paris
In 2008 I had several working stays in Paris. Paris is a must for those who love travelling. Much impressing places, city sights, buildings, churches, restaurants, river cruising... Just to name a few: Arc of Triumph, Champs-Élysées, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre, Concorde Square, Butte Montmartre, Arch of Defense... Vive la France!
2006 USA South-East
In April and September 2008 I had two working stay in Spartanburg. Not only enjoying the warmth here, at the weekends I collected unforgettable impressions of South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee: Ceasars Head State Park, Table Rock State Park, Charleston (flair of "Gone with the Wind"), swamplands, Myrtle Beach, Great Smoky Mountain National Park...
2004 Sizilien
In June 2004 we did a round trip through Sicily with the camper. The island Sicily has a multicultural history and lies in the very south of Italy. In clockwise direction we have seen - beneath others - Taormina, Mount Etna, Siracusa, Noto, Acate, Agrigento, Marsala, Palermo, Cefalu. Most impressive was the active volcano Etna!
2001 - 2003 South Italy
Visiting the south of Italy in June 2001, May and October 2002 as well as in May and November 2003 plus 2005, 2006 and 2008. In the regions Apulia, Campania and Calabra I saw mountains, forests, perfect beaches, historical places, Greek relicts, gently hospitality and much more - but as well. Last but not least the south was not that much contaminated by tourism as other regions!
2002 New York
6 weeks working stay in Woodcliff Lake (New Jersey) from September to October 2002. And for sure, at the weekends I was going to New York and did sightseeing. One year after Nine-Eleven there was still a different atmosphere, but I did the complete tourist tours: Wall Street, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Central Part, Brooklyn Bridge...
1998 Morocco
In November 1998 we went to Morocco, in Marokko, the land of the landscape of the brown tones. All shown impressions arose during our one week vacation in Morocco. Although we had a package holiday with stay in Agadir (not that nice) we were fascinated and collected unforgettable memories of Anti-Atlas, Agadir, Tafraoute, Marrakesh, Essaouria...
1995/1996 El Salvador, Mexico and Guatemala
From December 1995 to January 1996 I explored for four weeks Central America and enjoyed in Mexico and El Salvador the warm winter: Mexico-City, Veracruz, Cancun, San Salvador, Guatemala-City. Fantastic, gently people, hot weather, hot meals, Caribbean and Pacific. However four weeks are definetely not enough!
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