In search of the brown bear: an expedition on the taiga in Finland

In search of the brown bear: an expedition on the taiga in Finland

In search of the majestic brown bear: an expedition in Finland September 20, 2019 With some 2,000 brown bears freely roaming the country, Finland offers some of the best opportunities in the world to encounter wild brown bears. Still, bears are shy and avoid meetings with people, so encounters are rare. I traveled to Finland’s
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The Punt van Reide in the Netherlands, nature on the border of land and sea

The Punt van Reide in the Netherlands, nature on the border of land and sea

The Punt van Reide in the Netherlands, nature on the border of land and sea August 27, 2019 The Punt van Reide is a peninsula, located at the tip of Groningen in the very north of the Netherlands. It is a narrow cape outside the dike. Once upon a time here was the Reiderland, which
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Visiting the Marker Wadden, the newest part of the Netherlands

Visiting the Marker Wadden, the newest part of the Netherlands

Visiting the Marker Wadden, the newest part of the Netherlands August 3, 2019 I’m on a boat, on my way to an uninhabited island. And I didn’t even leave my own country. The Marker Wadden are the newest part of the Netherlands. Five islands are created with sand, clay and sludge from the Markermeer. A
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Exploring the Dachstein massif in Austria

Exploring the Dachstein massif in Austria

Exploring the Dachstein massif in Austria June 29, 2019 If it’s your dream to hike on a glacier surrounded by impressive mountains in a winter wonder land, you have to visit the Dachstein massif in Austria. A small cable car brings you up to 2100 meters altitude and suddenly you enter a white fairytale world.
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Visiting Vaduz in the Fürstentum Liechtenstein

Visiting Vaduz in the Fürstentum Liechtenstein

Visiting Vaduz in the Fürstentum Liechtenstein June 12, 2019 On the right bank of the Rhine sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria, lies an old principality called the Fürstentum Liechtenstein. It is a dwarf state that measures only 160 square kilometers. Liechtenstein has high mountains and a surprising amount of culture and that makes it a
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Driving the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse in Austria

Driving the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse in Austria

Driving the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse in Austria June 5, 2019 The Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse or the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a road that you must have driven at least once in your life. It is an adventure, an exciting road, comprised of 36 curves and extremely sharp U-turns. The curves are breathtaking and so are the
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Diving in Mexico: the reefs of Cozumel

Diving in Mexico: the reefs of Cozumel

Diving in Mexico: the reefs of Cozumel May 24, 2019 Diving the Cozumel Reefs is pure enchantment: deep walls, colorful corals and exotic reef fish in all colors you can imagen. The famous Jacques Cousteau was awe struck when he discovered the reefs of Cozumel in 1959. He listed Cozumel even in his own top
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Cobá, the Mayan city in the Mexican jungle

Cobá, the Mayan city in the Mexican jungle

Cobá, the Mayan city in the Mexican jungle May 21, 2019 Cobá is a Mayan city in the middle of the Mexican jungle. People already lived in Cobá around the year 100 BC. The flowering period of the city was between 200 and 600 AD but also afterwards the city remained important. Cobá means ‘waters
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Tulúm ruins in Mexico: the sacred walled city of the Maya

Tulúm ruins in Mexico: the sacred walled city of the Maya May 15, 2019 The black ruins of Tulúm lie dramatically high on a cliff above the turquoise sea. Once an impressive Mayan city, now only ruins remain, but even what is left of Tulúm sparks the imagination. Tulúm was formerly known as ‘Zama’, which
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Diving in Mexico: Tulum Reef dives

Diving in Mexico: Tulum Reef dives

Diving in Mexico: Tulúm Reef dives May 8, 2019 Beach town Tulúm is famous for many reasons: it has stunning coastlines with a sapphire sea and white sand beaches, dramatically located oceanside Maya ruins and mysterious cenotes. And don’t forget the diving: a stay in Tulum guarantees great diving! Tulúm has acces to both sea
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