Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

Cape Town – The Wonderful Gardens of KIRSTENBOSCH

********* “The most beautiful Garden in Africa”….. A fitting description for the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens! Set against the backdrop of Table Mountain‘s Eastern Slopes and featuring a collection of bronze dinosaurs that appear everywhere in the park, my day spent here was truly wonderful. Lovely little pathways, benches along the way to enjoy the stunning vistas – and […]

Dubai Yacht Cruise with Atlantis Hotel

DUBAI Yacht Cruise – The Ultimate Dubai Experience!

********* A Yacht Cruise had not been the first thing on my mind when I visited Dubai for the first time this past September. There is so much to see and explore – and of course, there is the desert with all its adventures and fun. Fortunately, someone invited me aboard a small yacht and it […]

Dubai Day Trips: UAE East Coast & Mountains

DUBAI Day Trips: UAE East Coast & Mountains

********* What a different vision of this fascinating region! A Dubai Day Trip to the beautiful UAE East Coast and the Emirate of Fujairah via stunning mountain scenery! Here is a video of the whole trip: A Dubai Day Trip through 4 Emirates This Dubai Day Trip passes through 4 Emirates: Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah and Fujairah – […]

Dhow Dinner Cruise Dubai

Dhow Dinner Cruise in the Spectacular DUBAI MARINA

********* A Dhow Dinner Cruise through the Dubai Marina Canal was another wonderful discovery during my first stay in Dubai! Dhow boats are the old (historic) wooden boats that can be seen everywhere in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. They are floating restaurants, very comfy – and a night time, a dinner cruise through the Dubai […]

Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque

DUBAI Day Trips: Abu Dhabi

********* Among Dubai Day Trips, Abu Dhabi is one of the most popular options. While the city is much smaller and doesn’t have the liveliness and extravagance of Dubai, it still has much too offer. Abu Dhabi Emirate is by far the largest and richest in the union. Unlike Dubai, whose oil reserves are running […]

Cape Town 10 things to do

10 Amazing Things To Do in CAPE TOWN (….aside from Table Mountain)

​”Breathtaking!” – “Stunning!” – “Amazing!” – were the superlatives coming to mind every day I spent in this amazing region!Cape Town and the Cape Penninsula are without a doubt one of most stunningly beautiful and varied regions in the world!Whether it is the turquoise blue ocean, sandy beaches, exceptional wildlife – whales, sharks and penguins in particular – historic Mandela […]

Durban Skyline

Road Trips SOUTH AFRICA – The Other Side of Durban

    ********* Durban is awesome! I actually found it to be the most beautiful and interesting city in South Africa – definitely more interesting than Cape Town (though that’s almost sacrilegious to say….;-) Cape Town is nice, don’t get me wrong. And the scenery around it, the Cape Peninsula and the beaches are breath […]

Swakopmund, Namibia

NAMIBIA – Swakopmund, the Belle of the Sea…

Well….. if I didn’t know better I could have sworn I somehow ended up in “Little Germany” on my way to the desert – because that’s exactly what Swakopmund is.Namibia used to be a German West Africa back in the day and the influence is still noticeable everywhere – though nowhere as strongly as in Swakopmund.I […]