Tag Archives: Nature

Indonesia – the land of vulcanos.

After spending my 30 days in Indonesia I have climed some of the plenty vulcanos which Indonesia is made up of. The highlight was for sure Mount Rinjani which is the second highest Vulcano in Indonesia. I did a 3 day trekking tour with a group of other travellers and it was awesome! Not the cheapest but even for a low budget traveller a expense they should consider.

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Penang (06.-11.09.16)

The island Penang who everybody knows because of the historical part of George Town works like this: Plan to stay 2 days – stay 5 days, a week, a month or a year!

Although I did the first thing, I can understand all the long-term travellers stuck in Penang for quite a while.

The good food (Yes rule Nr.1 in Penang is: Eat as much as you can!), the history and culture in George Town and the quite beaches in the National Park in the Northwest of the Island give a reason to stay some time.

For me it probably also was the amazing Couchsurfing community and especially my host Yeeenn who made this time to the best here in Malaysia.

There is only one thing to say: I will come again, see u soon!

Greetings from Malacca Town that together with George Town makes up the UNESCO World Heritage.

Lukas

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Cameron Highlands (04.-06.09.16)

Want to cool down a “little” bit? Then Cameron Highlands with its 22°C is perfect!

I came here because a traveller in Laos showed me a picture of the tea plantation. And it was truly worth it – wonderful view over the tea plantation, relaxing at a strawberry farm eating some homemade ice cream, enjoying the silence in Moosy Forrest or just freeze 😀

I stayed only 3 days because it was to cool for me and I escaped to Penang to warm up again 😅

Greetings from my 20°C hostel room – but here you need a air-condition.

Cheers Lukas

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Vang Vieng (10.-12.08.16)

Tubing – or is there something else? The first things you’ll hear about Vang Vieng are the legendary Tubing, drug consumption and all the partys throughout the city. But by legal bans and support of the other natural sight of Vang Vieng this reputation changed in recent years!

Vang Vieng which is located between Luang Prabang (5-7h) and the capital of Laos, Vientiane (3-4h), invites to explore numerous caves, to marvel at waterfalls and refresh yourself in one of the Blue Lagunes. Just rent a motorcycle for a day (40,000 Kip, € 4.50) and take the road eastward from Vang Vieng over the bridge. Expect beautiful mountains and mostly roads in good condition along the way into the valley. The best thing I did there was certainly the Viewpoint Pha Ngeun (3km from town, 30min steep uphill) from where you have the opportunity to get a combined 360° view along your way up the steep path.

I had two nice days there, definitely also because of the funny group I met. So thanks to all of you for spending the time together, for showing me how to ride a motorbike, to attend my guided tour :D, and always order some good food!
And you start thinking about how small the world is when you try to hitchhike and the car stopping is not driven by a Lao guy, but by a German, by a guy from Walldorf (my small hometown) 😀

But now take a look at the pictures!

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(German) Ruinen, Tempel und viel Natur. Das war meine letzte Woche

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Eine Weile ist es her,  seit meinem letzten Reisebericht. Also fang ich mal an mit meiner letzten Woche.

GPS (15.07.-19.07.16)

Nach einer Nacht in Nakhon Sawan ging es für mich direkt weiter nach Phitsanulok, also rein in den Zug, 3. Klasse.

2 Stunden später stand ich also in Pitsanulok, mit der Frage: “Was mach ich denn hier?”

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(German) Trekking in Mae Taeng (20.-22.07.16)

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Es waren 3 aufregende Tage Trekking durch den dichten Regenwald, vorbei an einsamen Wasserfällen und über Nacht in einem Hilltribe Dorf. Auch die kleine Gruppe von 9 netten Leuten mit Mr. Whiskey unserem Tourguide machten die Abende und Tage zu einem echten Erlebnis!

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