Belchenflueh hike

See the alps from Baselland Not all of Switzerland is equally mountainous, but fortunately, the area around Basel offers some beautiful hikes. One of them is the hike from Langenbruck (meaning long bridge)  to the Belchenflueh summit. You easily get there by car or by bus (Postauto).  It’s a 4.5 km hike covering 400 m of […]

Harder Kulm hike

Short but rewarding hike One of my favourite fitness-hikes in Switzerland is the steep trail from Unterseen up to the Harder Kulm. Yes, that’s where the Brienzergrat hike ends, and you get stunning views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau if the weather is good enough. How to get there There are several trails up to […]

South Africa

The trip begins… South Africa is a beautiful country with an eventful history. It was colonized first by the Dutch and then by the British and it gained independence in 1931. While Europe fought against racism during the following years and closed this chapter with the end of World War II in 1945, discrimination and […]

The Cape of Good Hope

Vistiting the end of the world – Cape of Good Hope There are two things not everybody knows about this place. It used to be called “Cape of Storms” by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Dias before King John II of Portugal renamed it to the Cape of Good Hope. No, this is not the most […]

More things to do in and around Cape Town

Free Walking Tour – Cape Town historic centre City Sightseeing offers “free” walking tours through the historic part of Cape Town City starting from Long Street. The tour as such is free, but a tip of 150 to 200 ZAR  (8 – 10 EUR) is expected, which is made clear at the beginning of the […]