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Impact of Covid-19 for our future travels?

For almost two years now, we have been experiencing travel restrictions that massively limit our usual and for us self-evident freedoms. From complicated entry regulations, compulsory RT-PCR testing and vaccination requirements to lockdowns, quarantaine and contact tracking apps, Covid-19 has changed the world of travel colossally. Will that change in the new year 2022?

Seit fast zwei Jahren erleben wir Reisebeschränkungen, die unsere gewohnten und für uns selbstverständlichen Freiheiten massiv einschränken. Von komplizierten Einreisebestimmungen, obligatorischen RT-PCR-Tests und Impfvorschriften bis hin zu Ausgangssperren, Quarantäne und Kontaktverfolgungs-Apps hat Covid-19 die Welt des Reisens gewaltig verändert. Wird sich das im neuen Jahr 2022 ändern?

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Ägerital – Central Switzerland

The Ägerital is nestled in a unique natural setting In the heart of Central Switzerland. It extends from Sattel in the east to Unterägeri in the west. The Ägerital is known for its low fog location and clean air. A panorama path leads over 18 km from Unterägeri on the heights of Lake Ägeri to Morgarten. A wonderful path for everyone who is looking for relaxation, you can of course divide the hiking pleasure into shorter sections. 

Im Herzen der Zentralschweiz liegt eingebettet in einzigartiger Natur das Ägerital. Es erstreckt sich von Sattel im Osten bis nach Unterägeri im Westen. Das Ägerital ist bekannt für seine nebelarme Lage und reine Luft. Ein Panoramoweg führt über 18 km von Unterägeri auf den Höhen des Ägerisees bis nach Morgarten. Ein traumhafter Weg für alle die Erholung suchen, man kann den Wandergenuss natürlich auch in kürzere Teilstrecken aufteilen. 

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Christmas Market – Montreux Noël 

Year after year, the Christmas market in Montreux on Lake Geneva. This market extends along the lake promenade, which is festively illuminated and decorated especially for the event. By the way, this Christmas market is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe. For one month, over 170 traders, craftsmen and landlords are housed in romantically lit chalets on the lakeshore. Montreux Noël offers events, activities and culinary delights for all age groups!

Year after year, the Christmas market in Montreux on Lake Geneva. This extends along the lake promenade, which is festively illuminated and decorated especially for the event. By the way, this Christmas market is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe.

All Jahre wieder, der Weihnachtsmarkt in Montreux am Genfersee. Dieser Markt erstreckt sich entlang der Seepromenade, welche eigens für die Veranstaltung festlich beleuchtet und dekoriert wird. Übrigens dieser Weihnachtsmarkt gilt als einer der schönsten in Europa. Einen Monat lang sind am Seeufer über 170 Händler, Handwerker und Wirte in romantisch beleuchteten Chalets untergebracht. Montreux Noël bietet für alle Altersgruppen Veranstaltungen, Aktivitäten und kulinarische Genüsse! 

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Sunset and Sunrise

Sunsets represent the beginning of the night and the end of the day. One always associates something beautiful and romantic, something warm and relieving with it. Let us already hope for a wonderful sunrise in the glow of the dawn with a shining light of happiness, contentment and freedom!

Sonnenuntergänge stehen für den Anfang der Nacht und das Ende des Tages. Man verbindet damit immer etwas schönes und romantisches, etwas warmes und erlösendes. Hoffen wir jetzt schon auf einen wunderschönen Sonnenaufgang im Glanz der Morgenröte mit einem strahlenden Licht des Glücks, der Zufriedenheit und der Freiheit! 

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The Beehive – das Bienenhäuschen

My grandfather’s beehive was and still is a place of peace and contemplation. The lush fir trees around the house were “Christmas trees” in my youth, which “survived” the annual cut on December 24th!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022!


Das Bienenhäuschen meines Großvaters war und ist immer noch ein Ort der Ruhe und Besinnung. Die üppigen Tannen rund um das Häuschen waren in meiner Jugend “Weihnachtsbäume”, die den alljährlichen Schnitt am 24. Dezember “überlebten”!

Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes Neues Jahr 2022!

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Trust – Vertrauen

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” Ernest Hemingway

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I am striving to publish interesting posts with travel news, stories, suggestions and recommendations on a regular basis. My major goal with this Blog is to give you travel inspirations and to show you that your „paradise“ is only a plane or train ticket (or boat ride).

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Tangier – Morocco

The town Tarifa is on the Andalusian southern coast of Spain, from there, one can reach by ferry the Moroccan port city of Tangier which is situated on the Strait of Gibraltar. The crossing from the European continent to the African continent takes about one hour. The city of Tangier is located between two seas, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and is a kind of bridgehead between the Orient and our western world. A visit to this historic oriental and modern city is definitely worth a day trip.

The Grand Socco has been the central marketplace since the end of the 19th century. From there, it is only a few steps through the winding alleys of the souks in the Kasbah district of the medina (Old Town) with its former Sultan’s Palace.

Tangier Morocco

City of Tangier in Morocco

Tangier is very rich in sights. Much is still reminiscent of the time of the international zone. Between 1923 and 1956 Tangier was managed by eight nations (France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Portugal, Netherlands and Sweden). In the heart of Tangier meet Spanish, Italian, French and Moorish architecture and one finds in the medina a synagogue, a mosque and a Catholic church in the immediate vicinity.

Without visiting an oriental market, one could not mark the day trip as a successful experience. Therefore, a walk through the „Marché Central“ should be on the bucket list of every tourist. There is a bustling activity, trading and haggling on every day throughout the year. The traders sell spices, dried fruit, meat, fish and everyday goods of all kinds. The splendor of colors and fragrances of the merchandise convey the unique and authentic oriental ambience.

By the way, one can easily communicate in Spanish or English in Tangier. Before returning to Tarifa you should definitely treat yourself to a hot “Thé à la menthe”. This green tea with fresh mint leaves and lots of sugar tastes delicious and will make your day trip an unforgettable and delightful one. Have fun and enjoy!

Point between Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea

Point between Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea

Die Stadt Tarifa liegt an der andalusischen Südküste Spaniens. Von dort aus erreicht man mit der Fähre die marokkanische Hafenstadt Tanger die an der Strasse von Gibraltar liegt. Die Überfahrt vom Europäischen zum Afrikanischen Kontinent dauert in etwa eine Stunde. Die Stadt Tanger liegt zwischen zwei Meeren, dem Atlantik und dem Mittelmeer und ist eine Art Brückenkopf zwischen dem Orient und unserer westlichen Welt. Ein Besuch dieser geschichtsträchtigen orientalischen und gleichzeitig modernen Stadt ist auf jeden Fall eine Tagesreise wert.

Der Grand Socco ist seit Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts der zentrale Marktplatz. Von dort sind es nur ein paar wenige Schritte durch die verwinkelten Gassen der Souks in das Kasbah-Viertel der Medina (Altstadt) mit dem ehemaligen 

Entering the Kasbah district and the Medina

Entering the Kasbah district and the Medina

Tanger ist sehr reich an Sehenswürdigkeiten. Vieles erinnert noch an die Zeit der internationalen Zone. Zwischen 1923 und 1956 wurde Tanger von acht Nationen (Frankreich, Spanien, Italien, Vereinigtes Königreich, Portugal, Niederlande und Schweden) fremdverwaltet. Im Herzen von Tanger treffen spanische, italienische, französische und maurische Architektur aufeinander und man findet in der Medina eine Synagoge, eine Moschee und eine katholische Kirche in unmittelbarer Nähe.

Ohne den Besuch eines orientalischen Marktes könnte man den Tagesausflug nicht als ein gelungenes Erlebnis abhaken. Deshalb gehört ein Gang durch den „Marché Central“ unbedingt in das Program jedes Touristen. Das ganze Jahr über herrscht dort jeden Tag ein emsiges Treiben, handeln und feilschen. Die Händler verkaufen bergeweise Gewürze, Trockenfrüchte, Fleisch, Fisch und Alltagswaren aller Art. Die Farbenpracht und Düfte der Angeboten Waren vermitteln das einzigartige und authentische orientalische Ambiente.

Musicians in a typical Restaurant in Tangier

Musicians in a typical Restaurant in Tangier

Übrigens in Tanger kann man sich problemlos in Spanisch oder Englisch verständigen. Vor der Rückreise nach Tarifa sollte man sich unbedingt noch einen heissen „Thé à la menthe“ gönnen. Dieser Grüntee mit frischen Minzblättern und viel Zucker schmeckt vorzüglich und wird diesen unvergesslichen Tagesausflug auf eine köstliche Art beschliessen. Viel Vergnügen!

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The Pink City, Carpets and Palaces: Snapshots of Jaipur India

Snapshots from the iconic Indian Pink City, loved for it’s royally dressed elephants, pink palaces, chamber of mirrors, and endless shopping bazaars.

The Pink City, Carpets and Palaces: Snapshots of Jaipur India
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Coronavirus – how to wash your hands properly

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The top Three Most Exciting Tours in China

My Name is Kristie Zhou from Windhorse Tour. We are a Chinese based travel agency and happy to present you a selection of our fantastic tours on Rolandomio’s Travel Blog!

China, with all its size, offers countless beauties worth visiting at least once. But once you visit China, there will surely be the next time. You cannot resist that magical land, full of culture, tradition, history, breathtaking nature, and of course, specific food. By territory, China is the fourth largest country in the world, with 9,600,000 square kilometers. The capital city is Beijing, and the largest is Shanghai. In China, there is no city or any place that is not attractive to tourists, whether it is a big city or a small area surrounded by beautiful nature.

I’m sure at least once you wished to travel to China, and experience that uniqueness closely, but you can not choose tours in China. Well, it is quite a tricky decision, because every part of China has its beauty. I have asked a few experienced travel guides who have visited all the major attractions in China, including those that are not very familiar to the tourists. China is in the top Four Most visited destinations in the world, proof enough that China has its beauty and what it has to offer tourists. According to them, these are the most exciting tours in China.

Classic China tour to Beijing – Xian – Guilin – Shanghai

For the first time travelers to China, this is one of the most remarkable Tours in China. On this tour, you will visit both cultural heritages and natural landscapes, which is a fantastic experience.

After your arriving in Beijing, you will meet the tour guide and will be transported to the hotel, and for the rest of the day, you can explore the city. The next day you will be visiting Tiananmen Square, which is the largest square in the world. This is the square where all Chinese people getter around for big celebrations and other occasions. After that you will visit Forbidden City and Summer Palace, both are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage site. After breakfast, you and your tour guide will ahead to one of the best sections of the Great Wall of China – Mutianyu Great Wall. Upon arrival, enjoy two to three hours of walking along with this ancient defense and have a look at the magnificent scenery as the wall winds its way across the mountains. Next day is reserved for visiting the Lama Temple, also known as the Yonghegong Temple. Inside the temple is the largest wooden Buddha in the world. Afterward, you will have 1-2 hours to feel the traditional Hutong culture by visiting the Shichahai in west Beijing. In the afternoon, you will take the high-speed train to Xian. Upon arrival in Xian, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. Xian is known for the Terracotta Warriors, and you will be able to see it in Xian on this tour in China.

Terracotta Warriors Xian

Terracotta Warriors

Chen you will visit the Xian City Wall with your tour guide, see one of the oldest and best-preserved city walls across China. In the late afternoon, you can visit the Muslim Quarter and Great Mosque. The next day you will visit the Shaanxi History Museum and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. In the afternoon you will take a flight to Guilin. After 3 hours of driving from Guilin to Longsheng, you will visit Dazhai Jinkeng Rice Terraces, home of Yao minority in Guangxi province. Be prepared for the next morning, because you will cruise about three to four hours along the Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo. The Li River for sure is one of the most beautiful rivers in China. After your visit to Yaoshan Mountain, you will fly to Shanghai. In the morning, head to Yu Garden and letter you can walk through Shanghai Old Street, and after that, you will visit Xintiandi in the French Concession. On the same day after launch you’ll visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. Next day is reserved for visiting the Tongli Water Town in Suzhou. Tongli Water Town is an ancient town, which has over 1000 years of history. The last day of this marvelous tour in China is for shopping in Shanghai. The next day you will fly back home.

If you plan to explore the classic Chinese heritage, ancient world wonders, majestic rivers and mountains then you may find your perfect tour for China on following Website: Windhorse Tour China

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Small-group tour of Beijing – Xian – Chengdu

This is another excellent tour of China. The travel agency is making this tour with a small group, up to 18 people. It’s a unique opportunity to explore Beijing, Xian, and Chengdu. The tour starts in Beijing, and you will be in the capital city for three days. You’ll be able to visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. And at the end of the day, you will be at the Red Theatre, and you will be watching the performance of the Chinese Kung Fu Show. Next day you will be visiting Mutianyu Great Wall. After your visit to the Summer Palace, later that day you’ll fly to Xian. Xian must-see attraction is The Terracotta Warriors, and after that, you will visit a local family and cooking class. After that, you will visit Xian Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Next day you will be visiting the City Wall Park, and after launch will visit Shaanxi Provincial History Museum. Then visit the Great Mosque. You can try some of the local snacks on the Muslim Street when finishing the visit to the mosque. On the seventh day of this China tour, you will be traveling to Chengdu by high-speed train. After arrival in Chengdu, you can rest in the hotel, or you can explore the city on your own. If you are a great Panda lover, this will be your dream come true kind of day. You will visit lovely giant pandas in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. And after this, you will visit the Broad and Narrow Alleys of Chengdu. In the late afternoon, you can visit the Jinsha Site Museum and Renmin Park. Next day you will check out of the hotel, and flying home with an incredible experience of this tour.

Li River

Li River

Yunnan photography tour to Yuanyang and Luoping

For passionate photographers and for those who love nature, this China tour can be the right one for the journey. It lasts for nine days, and you will be able to take a photo of the unusual scenery of the canola fields as well as rice terraces in Luoping and Yuanyang. At this tour, you will stop at Lunan Stone Forest to admire this natural phenomenon. See many rough stones from different sizes and shapes. The tour starts with visiting the Lunan Stone Forest. You’ll be impressed by the outstanding variety of nature while seeing infinite rugged stones form the shapes of plants and animals in the park. After launch, you will drive to Luoping, a small county in eastern Yunnan. If you are traveling in spring, you will see the most beautiful scenery in this area. You will stop at  Jinjiang to catch the fantastic view of the sunset. In the morning you will have a majestic view of the sunrise at Jinjiang, and after that, you will visit the Jiulong Waterfalls. Standing on the platform, you will take in over ten waterfalls in one viewing, including the largest tier, which is 112 m. wide and drops 56 m. This afternoon you will drive to Luositian, where you can enjoy the canola fields. Next day you will have a drive to the Shiwandashan for the majestic views of the sunrise. After taking astonishing photos of the scenery, you’ll be visiting the Jianshui Confucius Temple, which has a history of over 700 years. You’ll be able to walk around the town and explore its folk houses and culture. Next day is reserved for exploring the Jianshui, Tuanshan Village and Tiger Mouth Village. Another day perfect for photography. You will spend the day to admire the magnificent scenery of the rice terraces in Yuanyang. Unlike other natural landscapes, these terraces are extraordinary artistry created by humans. Best time to shoot the gardens is at sunrise and sunset. In the morning,  you will have the opportunity to take magnificent photos of Duoyishu Village. The same day, in the afternoon, you will visit the Jingkou Hani Ethnic Village, where you’ll appreciate the best-preserved folk culture of the Hani Minority in Yuanyang. Afterward, drive to Bada Scenic Area and immerse yourself into the breathtaking scenery of the sunset. The visual impact of these magnificent rice terraces can be remarkable. Next day you will spend the morning to trek through these rice terraces and stop at some local villages to capture more panoramic views. After breakfast, head to the Flowers and Birds Market, where you will see lots of small shops for selling birds, flowers, and knick-knacks. Then pay a visit to Western Hills, also called ‘Sleeping Buddha Hills,’ looked at from a distance, they have the presence of a giant sleeping, Buddha. Western Hills boasts an excellent environment with flourishing flowers and dense forest, giving tourists a unique ambiance to enjoy the tranquility and marvelous scenery. Afterward, visit the Bamboo Temple, which is outstanding for its five hundred colorful statues of carats produced in the Qing dynasty. Nowadays, these statues have become precious cultural heritage in Buddhism. In the evening, you can enjoy the grand dance musical “Dynamic Yunnan.”

Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Last words

I hope with this short walk through China is enough to make you want to visit this unique Country. If you were in doubt about which tour in China to choose, I hope I made your choice more manageable with these Tours in China. Keep in mind, whenever you are traveling to a country for the first time, that you are well informed about the necessary documents and visas. But it is also essential to choose the best travel agency that will meet all your needs and desires.

See you in China:

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Happy New Year 2020

I wish you a Very Happy, Sweet and Peaceful New Year 2020!

At this occasion I would like to thank you for following my Blog! I am striving to regularly publish interesting articles and stories about my journey as well as travel tips and recommendations. My goal with this Blog is to give you travel inspirations and to show that your way to “paradise” is just an airplane or a train ticket (or a boat trip) away!

All the Best for the new year !!! 😊 

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From Cusco to the lake Titicaca in Peru

A trip on the luxury train from Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, through the Andes to Puno on Lake Titicaca is one of the many unforgettable experiences of my journey through Peru and Bolivia. Who decides to take this train and goes on board in Cusco wishes that time may stand still and that the journey never ends. From Cusco to Puno, the train journey took one day and one night. The Belmond train rolls at a maximum speed of 50 kilometers per hour leisurely through the sparsely populated Andes. The monoton rattling of the wheels on the rails and the soft rocking of the wagons is incredibly reassuring. Particularly impressive on this trip were the 700-year-old temple ruins of Raqchi and the countless alpacas and vicunias along the railway through this breathtaking Andean plateau. The following day, the Andean Explorer tackles the second part of his trip to Arequipa. For me, the trip was unfortunately at the legendary Lake Titicaca already over; from Puno I continued my journey by car to La Paz in Bolivia.

This train ride was however somehow surreal given the poverty of the people we passed along the railroad tracks and who waved us whilst sipping our champagne in a luxurious ambiance. Belmond offers a lot to it’s guests on this journey, short sightseeing trips, excellent food and service, live music and personal sleeping compartments that do not have to shy away from a comparison with rooms of a luxury hotel. In summary, this train ride was a unique and unforgettable experience!

Eine Fahrt mit dem Luxuszug von Cusco, der ehemaligen Hauptstadt des Inkareichs, durch die Anden nach Puno am Titicacasee zählt zu den vielen unvergesslichen Erlebnissen meiner Reise durch Peru und Bolivien. Wer diese Reiseroute wählt und in Cusco an Bord geht, der wünscht sich, die Zeit möge still stehen und die Fahrt niemals enden. Von Cusco bis nach Puno dauerte die Zugfahrt einen Tag und eine Nacht. Der Belmond-Zug rollt mit maximal 48 Stundenkilometern gemächlich durch die dünn besiedelten Anden. Das leise Rattern der Räder auf den Schienen und das sanfte Schaukeln der Waggons wirkt unheimlich beruhigend. Besonders beeindruckend auf dieser Reise waren die 700 Jahre alten Tempelruinen von Raqchi und die unzähligen Alpacas und Vicunias entlang der Bahnstrecke durch diese atemberaubende Hochebene der Anden. Am darauf folgenden Tag nimmt der Andean Explorer den zweiten Teil seiner Reise nach Arequipa in Angriff. Für mich war die Reise leider am sagenumwobenen Titicacasee schon zu Ende; von Puno aus ging es für mich dann mit dem Auto weiter nach La Paz in Bolivien.

Diese Zugfahrt war jedoch angesichts der Armut der Menschen, die wir entlang der Gleise passierten und die uns am Champagner Glas nippend im luxuriösen Barwagen zuwinkten, irgendwie unwirklich. Belmond bietet seinen Gästen auf dieser Reise viel, kurze Sightseeing-Touren, ausgezeichnetes Essen und Service, Live-Musik und persönliche Schlafabteile, die den Vergleich mit Zimmern eines Luxushotels nicht scheuen müssen. Zusammenfassend war diese Zugreise eine einzigartige und unvergessliche Erfahrung!

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Dear Visitors and Followers,

Many thanks for subscribing Rolandomio‘s Travel Blog! 

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Manhattan New York

A memorable Manhattan sunrise on the first morning of our week in New York City

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Fresh Fish

Anguilla is amongst insiders known for its beautiful beaches with pearl-white sands and crystal-clear turquoise waters. Believe me, swimming in this paradise is more than just relaxing, it’s living a dream! But one is not alone here in these waters, countless smaller and larger fish, sometimes turtles, sting rays and even dolphins are the invisible omnipresent companions when swimming.

These creatures move at a safe distance to the swimmer, they are not dangeroues and the smaller ones are afraid of the insatiable seagulls and pelicans who suddenly, out of the blue, attack and devour their prey.

Fishing, both from the coast and off-shore are very popular in Anguilla. This morning, I was amazed at how many fish move under and around me while swimming in Meads Bay every day 🙂 In fact, the local fishermen were lucky enough to land a ton of tuna in less than half an hour.

By the way, Anguilla is an ideal place for deep-sea fishing. Among the most commonly caught fish in the deeper waters are the Mahi-Mahi (my favorite fish to eat), Yellowfin Tuna, the Wahoo, Albacore, Kingfish, Barracuda and the Marlin.

In this sense, I wish you all a relaxing swim, maybe in Anguilla, and good luck fishing!

Anguilla ist unter Insidern bekannt für seine wunderschönen Strände mit perlweißem Sand und kristallklarem türkisfarbenem Wasser. Glaube mir, Schwimmen in diesem Paradies ist mehr als nur Entspannung, nein, man lebt einen Traum! Aber hier im Meer ist man nicht allein, unzählige kleinere und größere Fische, manchmal Schildkröten, Stachelrochen und sogar Delphine sind die unsichtbaren, allgegenwärtigen Begleiter beim Schwimmen.

Diese Kreaturen bewegen sich in sicherem Abstand, sie sind keine Gefahr für den Schwimmer, und die kleineren Fische haben Angst vor den unersättlichen Möwen und Pelikane, die plötzlich aus heiterem Himmel ihre Beute attackieren und genüsslich verschlingen.

In Anguilla ist das Angeln sowohl von der Küste aus, wie auch im offenen Meer, sehr beliebt und eine der vielen Touristenattraktionen dieser wunderschönen Karibikinsel.

Heute Morgen habe ich nicht schlecht gestaunt, wie viele Fische sich tagtäglich unter und neben mir beim schwimmen in der Meads Bay bewegen:) Wie Du in meinem kleinen Video sehen kannst, hatten die heimischen Netzfischer Glück und zogen in weniger als einer halben Stunde eine Unmenge von Thunfischen an Land.

Fishing in Anguilla BWI

Fishing in Anguilla BWI

Anguilla ist übrigens ein idealer Ort zum Hochseefischen. Zu den am häufigsten gefangenen Fischen in den tieferen Gewässern zählen der Mahi-Mahi (mein Lieblingsfisch auf dem Teller), Gelbflossen-Thunfisch, der Wahoo, Albacore, Kingfish, Barracuda und der Marlin.

In diesem Sinn wünsche ich euch allen ein erholsames Schwimmerlebnis, vielleicht in Anguilla und viel Glück beim Angeln!

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Bulgaria – your Private Guide

My name is Patrick and I am an independent tour guide based in Sofia, the capital of the wonderful country of Bulgaria. I cater for small groups (maximum four persons) in order to offer the best personal and exclusive service to each and every one of my customers. I am fluent in English and Spanish and of course Bulgarian. I have an unparalleled knowledge of Bulgaria having been a guide here for over 20 years (I know, difficult to imagine for one who looks so young), with a passion for my country’s history, legends, traditions and culture.

Bulgaria Private Guide Patrick

Bulgaria Private Guide Patrick

Working with you before your arrival, we will plan together a 100% customized itinerary tailored to your group’s tastes and needs. I will get your group preferential rates for accommodation, whether you want local guest house hospitality, or 5 star pampered luxury. This pre-planning is key and ensures a tour which never backtracks or repeats.

My air conditioned vehicle is spacious for all passengers and is extremely comfortable on both highways and mountain roads. I love talking about my country as we drive around, but I can assure you I do have an on/off button if you prefer just to listen to music and soak in the countryside.

I offer a wide range of cultural trips including my “Exclusive Bulgaria Grand Tour”, day tours in Sofia and along the Black Sea coast, archaeological and historical tours, research tours, foodie and wine tours, not to mention outdoor activities including hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding.

I have many guests who come back year after year and my tours have been featured extensively in the magazine International Travel News. Of course, for your peace of mind I am fully licensed and a member of the Association of Bulgarian Tour Guides.

So that’s me – come and let me show you my country!

Contact Bulgaria Private Guide

Dear Travelers, in order to to get in touch with me, please write to my personal mail: bulgariaprivateguide@gmail.com
or contact me through my website:  Bulgaria Private Guide

Post written in co-operation with Bulgaria Private Guide Patrick

Bulgaria Grand Tour

Exclusive Bulgaria Grand Tour

Mein Name ist Patrick und ich bin ein unabhängiger Reiseleiter mit Sitz in Sofia, der Hauptstadt des wunderschönen Landes Bulgarien. Ich kümmere mich um kleine Gruppen (maximal vier Personen), um jedem meiner Kunden den besten persönlichen und exklusiven Service zu bieten. Ich spreche fließend Englisch und Spanisch und natürlich Bulgarisch.

Ich habe ein einzigartiges Wissen über Bulgarien, und ich bin seit über 20 Jahren Reiseführer (ich weiß, schwer vorzustellen für jemanden, der so jung aussieht), mit einer Leidenschaft für die Geschichte, Legenden, Traditionen und Kultur meines Landes.

Vor Deiner Ankunft arbeiten wir mit Dir zusammen und planen gemeinsam eine 100% maßgeschneiderte Reiseroute, die auf die Geschmäcker und Bedürfnisse deiner Gruppe zugeschnitten ist. Ich werde für Deine Gruppe günstige Preise für die Unterkünfte erzielen, egal ob Du und Deine Gruppenmitglieder die Gastfreundschaft eines Gasthauses oder einen luxuriösen 5-Sterne-Luxus wünschen. Diese Vorplanung ist der Schlüssel zu einer einzigartigen Tour, massgeschneidert für Dich und deine Gruppe.

Koprivshtiza

Koprivshtiza

Mein klimatisiertes Fahrzeug ist geräumig für alle Passagiere und ist extrem komfortabel auf Autobahnen und Bergstraßen. Ich liebe es, über mein Land zu reden, während wir herumfahren, aber ich kann Dir versichern, dass ich einen Ein / Aus-Knopf habe, wenn Du nur Musik hören oder die Landschaft genießen willst.

Ich biete eine große Auswahl an kulturellen Reisen, einschließlich meiner “Exclusive Bulgaria Grand Tour”, Tagestouren in Sofia und entlang der Schwarzmeerküste, archäologische und historische Touren, Forschungstouren, Feinschmecker- und Weintouren, ganz zu schweigen von Outdoor-Aktivitäten wie Wandern, Radfahren, Angeln und Reiten.

Ich habe viele Gäste, die Jahr für Jahr zurückkommen und meine Touren wurden ausführlich in der Zeitschrift International Travel News vorgestellt. Natürlich, um Dich zu beruhigen, ich bin voll lizenziert und Mitglied der Vereinigung der bulgarischen Reiseleiter.

Also das bin ich – komm und lass mich Dir mein Land zeigen!

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Russian Submarine „C 189“ in St. Petersburg

A visit of the “C 189” (the C in Cyrilic stands for S), a Russian submarine from the Cold War is an absolute must for any “military historian” or lover of such artifacts! This great attraction is thawed by the Lieutenant Schmidt Kai in St. Petersburg. Even for those less enthusiastic for military history, a visit of this submarine is also very interesting, you can see how the crew and officers lived in this narrow tube and fulfilled their duties.

The guided tour through the “C 189” takes just over 30 minutes. The only problem with it is that you should understand Russian. The guides are all veterans that served on this submarine type, but unfortunately they do not speak any foreign language. I am sure that the one or other anecdote from the past in let’s say English would make the tour even more interesting for all those that do not understand Russian.

Lieutenant Schmidt Kai in Saint Petersburg

Lieutenant Schmidt Kai in Saint Petersburg

The “C 189” (NATO Classification: Whiskey Class) is a medium-displacement diesel-electric torpedo submarine, which was built as the first and most numerous Soviet submarine after the Second World War. The first submarine was put into service in October 1950 and more than 200 units of this type were on alert until the late 80s of the 20th century. They were also used for testing and training purposes. Many of them were converted to carry missile weapons.

C 189 Museum Saint Petersburg

„C 189“ Russian Submarine

Eine Besichtigung der „C 189“, ein russisches U-Boot aus der Zeit des Kalten Krieges ist für jeden „Militärhistoriker“ oder Liebhaber solcher Artefakte ein absolutes Muss! Diese tolle Attraktion liegt angetäut am Leutnant Schmidt Kai in St. Petersburg. Auch für die weniger Begeisterten militärischer Geschichte ist ein Gang durch dieses U-Boot ebenfalls sehr interessant, man sieht wie die Mannschaft und Offiziere in dieser engen Röhre lebten und ihren Dienst erfüllten.

Die Führung durch die „C 189“ dauert etwas mehr als 30 Minuten. Das einzige Problem dabei, man sollte russisch verstehen. Die Guides sind alles altgediente Veteranen auf diesem U-Boot-Typ, jedoch sprechen sie keine Fremdsprache. Ich bin mir sicher, dass die eine oder andere Anekdote aus der Vergangenheit auf Englisch die Tour für all diejenigen noch interessanter machen würde, die kein Russisch verstehen.

„C189“ Russian Submarine

„C 189“ Russian Submarine

Die „C 189“ (NATO Klassifizierung: Whiskey Class) ist ein dieselelektrisches Torpedo-U-Boot mittlerer Verdrängung, das als erstes und zahlreichstes sowjetisches U-Boot nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg gebaut wurde. Das erste U-Boot wurde im Oktober 1950 in Dienst gestellt und mehr als 200 Einheiten dieses Typs waren bis in die späten 80er Jahre des 20. Jahrhunderts in Alarmbereitschaft. Sie wurden auch zu Test- und Schulungszwecken verwendet. Viele von ihnen wurden zu Trägern von Raketenwaffen umgebaut.

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Giacomo Casanova

Who doesn’t know Giacomo Casanova, an Italian writer, spy, diplomat, ecclesiaste and adventurer. He is also known as the man that made the name Casanova synonymous. Giacomo Casanova was born in Venice on April 2, 1725 in one of the houses in the Calle Della Commedia (today: Calle Malipiero). He was the eldest child of a total of six siblings. Casanova travelled throughout Europe and visited countries like Germany, Switzerland, Rome, Naples, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Russia and was a welcome and prominent guest in the noble salons. He died after an adventures life on June 4, 1798 in Bohemia (Czech Republic).

Giacomo Casanova

Giacomo Casanova

Wer kennt nicht Giacomo Casanova, ein italienischer Schriftsteller, Spion, Diplomat, Prediger und Abenteurer. Er ist auch als der Mann bekannt, der den Namen Casanova zum Synonym machte. Giacomo Casanova wurde am 2. April 1725 in Venedig in einem der Häuser an der Calle Della Commedia (heute: Calle Malipiero) geboren. Er war das älteste Kind von insgesamt sechs Geschwistern. Casanova bereiste Europa und besuchte Länder wie Deutschland, die Schweiz, Rom, Neapel, die Niederlande, Polen, Spanien und Russland und war ein willkommener und prominenter Gast in den Salons des Adels. Er starb nach einem abenteuerlichen Leben am 4. Juni 1798 in Böhmen (Tschechien).

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Icecream in Florence, Italy

I discovered a gourmet restaurant of a special kind in Florence! It was not not an ice cream parlor that one can find at each corner, it was „Le Botteghe di Leonardo“; the jewel is located on the Via de Ginori, not far from Piazza del Duomo. The ice cream is of high quality and I have rarely eaten an ice cream that tastes so much like what it is sold for, the flavors are phenomenal and all without additives and preservatives. The peach ice cream really tastes of peach, and the chocolate ice cream was wonderful too. In short, the ice creams of this ice cream parlor are an absolute treat! Furthermore, the service behind the counter is fantastic! I am convinced that you will not regret having visited the ice cream shop Le Botteghe di Leonardo! So then on to Florence 🙂 maybe we meet there while enjoying our ice cream 🙂

Le Botteghe di Leonardo

Le Botteghe di Leonardo

Ich habe in Florenz ein Gourmetrestaurant der besonderen Art entdeckt! Es war nicht eine Eisdiele, die man dort an jeder Ecke finden kann, es war “Le Botteghe di Leonardo”; das Juwel befindet sich an der Via de Ginori, nicht weit von der Piazza del Duomo. Das Eis ist von hoher Qualität und ich habe selten ein Eis gegessen, das so sehr nach dem schmeckt, für was es verkauft wird, die Aromen sind phänomenal und alles ohne Zusätze und Konservierungsstoffe. Das Pfirsicheis schmeckt wirklich nach Pfirsich und das Schokoladeneis war auch wunderbar. Kurz gesagt, die Eiscremes dieser Eisdiele sind ein absoluter Genuss! Außerdem ist der Service hinter dem Tresen fantastisch! Ich bin überzeugt, dass ihr es nicht bereuen werdet, die Eisdiele Le Botteghe di Leonardo besucht zu haben! Also dann auf nach Florenz 🙂 vielleicht treffen wir uns dort beim genießen unseres Eis 🙂

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