Author: Nini Baseema

Island Hopping In The Andaman Sea In Thailand

It’s hard to narrow down the recipe for a perfect holiday to just one experience or location. I enjoy long coastal walks just as much as resting in the shadow of a tree on a challenging mountain hike. Some days I am desperate for a jungle adventure, but then there are times when I fancy exploring the art and culture of a buzzing metropolis. However, having worked ridiculously hard in the second half of 2012, I really craved a winter break that involved turquoise water, white beaches, stunning scenery and total relaxation. The location of choice had to be affordable –...

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The Azores: An Almost Forgotten Paradise

Whenever I go on a holiday, I find it hard to decide whether to visit a mountain region or a place that is close by the sea. I love both landscapes equally much and having to choose between the two options has always been really hard for me! Now, with my recent destination, I happened to find the most perfect compromise (in my book at least!): The Azores in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. I dare say, the landscape is probably the most diverse I have encountered in my life. They say the Azores offer it all. A...

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Enjoying the beautiful Gorges du Verdon in the Provence

Whether it is walking, bouldering, hiking, kayaking or just simply sitting on a stone with your feet in the refreshing turquoise water of the river Verdon: The higher Provence region in France has a lot to offer for those who enjoy nature! One of it’s true pearls is the so called Gorges du Verdon – a spectacular canyon that forms the border between the Alpes-Haute-Provence and the Var. The ‘Grand Canyon du Verdon’ is about 21 km long, varies in width between 6 and 100 m at the bottom and 200 to 1500 m at its rim. There are...

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The Alps of Germany and Flying High

Germany, The Alps. A magnificent part of the world. Many have seen them whilst flying to European destinations on holiday perhaps. But it gets even more special when you get down and amongst them. In the air or on foot. Living with a most passionate paraglider pilot has certainly shaped my holiday experiences in the past decade. One of the things I enjoyed most about traveling along is that the best paragliding spots usually come with the most gorgeous formations of nature you can imagine and not seldom are they connected to very idyllic hiking trails! Germany has many...

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