Round the World Trip

Join me travelling the globe in my Dirndl, meeting fascinating people, exploring the world and having fun!

Together with Marco Polo and Marco Polo TV I’m filming every day of my trip so that you can follow me around and see what it is like to travel our beautiful planet!

Giraffe Centre Nairobi Kenya

Nairobi: Giraffes, Rafting, Tea & so much more

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Nairobi is so much more than just the capital I was really suprised at how many things can be seen and done in Nairobi! From museums to bungee jumping to tea plantations and soggy giraffe kisses. Have you ever touched an elephant or wanted to know what it feels like? Yes? Then Nairobi is the right city for you. Below you can find my favourite things to do in Nairobi – including lots of fun of course! Safari Walk at Nairobi National Park South of Nairobi, not too far from the center, lies Nairobi National Park. Here you get to be…

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How much are 12 days in Kenya and Tanzania incl. Safaris?

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12 Days in Kenya and Tanzania – How much is it? Kenya and Tanzania were part of my journey around the world. And today I want to give you a short insight of what I’ve seen in those two countries as well as how much every single detail was. The Itinerary for 12 Days Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya and transfer to Arusha, Tanzania Day 2: Budget Camping Safari Ngorongoro Crater National Park Day 3: Budget Camping Safari Serengeti National Park and visiting a Masai Village Day 4: Budget Camping Safari Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater National Park Day 5: Transfer back to Nairobi, Kenya Day 6: Visiting the Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre Day 7: Visiting Kiambethu Tea…

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Why I regret visiting a Maasai Village in Tanzania

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Why I regret visiting a Maasai Village in Tanzania After spending the morning in Serengeti National Park we headed back to the gates and left the park. On our way to Ngorongoro Crater we stopped and visited a Maasai village. A village so far away from civilisation and the world we are so used to live and interact in. I was very much looking forward to visiting a village like this, experiencing how they live and what is important to them. Getting to know their lifestyle and the people itself. I didn’t expect this visit to turn out completely different…

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Horror dive in Bali

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Horror dive in Bali or the importance of proper dive briefings and knowing your limits I had finally arrived in Bali. One of the most talked about islands since the book and movie Eat, Pray, Love by Liz Gilbert got well-known around the globe. I wanted to see everything and experience the island the best way possible. For me this surely includes the ocean and therefore diving. My flight to New Zealand got cancelled due to a volcano eruption and too much ash in the air. Air New Zealand doesn’t fly daily so I got a ticket for a flight a few…

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Cheap things to do in New Delhi in one day

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How to spend one day in New Delhi – without breaking the bank Truth to be said: India can be overwhelming for many travellers. Many use New Delhi as their starting and finishing point. So did I and used it more or less as a home base for my 11 day trip through Northern India. New Delhi is a huge city and getting from one end to the other can be a journey itself. Of course there are many historic places and museums and palaces and temples and so on, but let’s focus on stuff that’s not in the guide…

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India by rail – First class overnight + packing list

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India by rail – First class overnight Let’s talk India! Many, many of you recommended to travel India by rail. First thing I did when I arrived in New Delhi was to go and buy train tickets to Varanasi. Although I was looking to book the trains 6 (!) days in advance most of the train tickets were gone. In most classes. I wanted to take the night train from New Delhi (NDLS) to Varanasi (MUV). This journey takes about 13 hours. The only option available was to get a first class ticket on the 12560/Shiv Ganga Express at 6.55pm…

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Packing list for your budget camping safari in Tanzania

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Packing list for your budget camping safari in Tanzania When you are travelling to Africa and find yourself going on a budget safari like Absolute Africa this list will help you pack the right things for your adventure: Documents and cash cash for visa upon arrival OR get the visa beforehand at your local embassy cash in local currency spare cash in USD or in Euros valid passport for at least another 6 months yellow fever vaccination card travel insurance Drugs and others malaria pills first aid kit sunscreen deet insect repellent Essentials rather warm sleeping bag for warmer nights –…

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Eye in eye with lions at Ngorongoro Crater National Park

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Eye in eye with lions at Ngorongoro Crater National Park Tanzania, Africa – my alarm goes off at 5:45am, it is still dark out there and I’m freezing. I had completely underestimated the weather and forgot about the vice verse seasons. Summer in Europe = wintertime in Tanzania. And camping at approx. 2500m didn’t help. Two sleeping bags were hardly enough to keep me warm during the night. I might have shivered myself through the night. Anyways, that’s part of the adventure and as long as my sinuses were fine so was I. Imagine someone crawling out of a tent…

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Around the World in 72 Days – Videos

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Around the World in 72 Days – Videos Dubai Day 1 – Ice skating, Burj Khalifa, …. Day 2 – Atlantis Aquarium, Sandboarding and Skiing Day 3 – Dubai Museum, Souks, … Tanzania Day 4 – Arriving and getting to Arusha Day 5 – Serengeti National Park will be updated frequently! Note: This trip was part of my Traum.Welt.Reise – “Around the World in 72 Days” project with Marco Polo and Marco Polo TV this summer.

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Dubai: What to do in this fantasy world

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Dubai: What to do in this fantasy world Get underwater at the Aquarium of Atlantis Hotel The Atlantis Hotel is located at the very top of the well-known Palm. The whole hotel complex is huge and seems to be more an adventure park than a hotel. The Aquaventure Water Park should not be missed – although I had to skip it this time because of lack of time (what a shame). But I did visit the Atlantis Aquarium! You’ll find the entrance to this underwater world within the hotel/mall area. Entrance fee was 100 AED in summer 2015. Prepare yourself…

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Dubai Debut – Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? Tips for your first visit

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Dubai for Beginners – Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? Who of you recognized the “Bohemian Rhapsody” song from Queen? …. Escape from reality! Open your eyes, look up to the sky and see! … This pretty much describes how I experienced the crazy and mad city of Dubai! Sand, sand and more sand is the picture you get when looking out of your airplane window whilst flying over the UAE. Then out of a sudden there is a spot of light and high buildings on the coast. My first impression of Dubai was hot, hot temperatures, but…

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