Tunisia during off-season: Dougga, Tunis, Monastir

By | 2019-03-14T23:04:17+01:00 March 14th, 2019|

Dougga UNESCO believes that Dougga represents "the best-preserved Roman small town in North Africa". Indeed, this archaeological site is located two-hour drive from the major cities and therefore was protected from the intrusion of the modern urbanization. Dougga’s impressive size, its well-preserved monuments and its deep Berber, Punic, ancient Roman and Byzantine history make it exceptional. [...]

Tunisia during off-season: Sidi Bou Said and Carthage

By | 2019-02-21T22:40:40+01:00 February 21st, 2019|

Sidi Bou Said From the place we stayed in La Marsa, Tunisia, we walked to Sidi Bou Said. The visit to this dreamy white-blue city with a sea view filled my heart with joy. After being there, I don’t need to go to the famous Santorini anymore. You will not miss the main shopping street, Rue Habib Thameur. [...]

Tunisia during off-season: Djerba

By | 2019-02-20T21:42:04+01:00 February 20th, 2019|

We booked our Tunisian holidays in order to get rid of my „rest-vacation-days“ from the last year. The destination has been chosen according to the flight time (not longer than 4 hours from Berlin and from Paris as we were visiting a friend the weekend before the planned departure), ticket costs, temperatures higher than in Berlin and vague remarks [...]

Ethiopian adventures: before you go

By | 2018-07-11T21:54:59+01:00 July 11th, 2018|

Here are some important things, which you have to know before heading to Ethiopia. Safety Probably, the most essential concern you will have before travelling to Ethiopia is safety. The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs (https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/aussenpolitik/laender/aethiopien-node/aethiopiensicherheit/209504) doesn’t recommend to visit several areas due to complicated political situation e.g. with Eritrea in the North [...]

Ethiopian adventures: the Erta Ale volcano tour

By | 2018-07-01T18:35:44+01:00 July 1st, 2018|

Tour with ETT – Ethio Travel and Tours We were lucky to find a tour to the Danakil depression already during our stay in Lalibela. It also included a free transfer to Mekele (around 10 hours with a minivan with several photo-stops and a lunch pause). The tour agency we booked it with is called [...]

Ethiopian adventures: the Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

By | 2018-06-28T22:12:52+01:00 June 28th, 2018|

Lalibela: to see it all in three hours Only in the bus to Lalibela, we took the decision to take a tour to the Danakil depression which would last at least three days. Therefore, in Lalibela we had left… only half a day. Considering that the main sight, the rock-hewn churches, are open from 8 am to 6 [...]

Ethiopian adventures: from Addis Abeba to Dessie

By | 2018-06-26T21:56:14+01:00 June 26th, 2018|

We planned to spend seven full days in Ethiopia and were, how should I put it more mildly, very ambitious. We started in Addis Abeba and of all places of attraction we visited Lalibela (it took us two days to reach it), Erta Ale volcano and Danakil depression (on a three-day tour). After the tour we flew back to [...]

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