Roadtrippin‘: 5 cities in 5 days

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When I told some of my friends about this roadtrip, some mumbled: “Mhhhhh I dunno, that sounds like more work than fun…” When learning about our route

BERLIN – BAMBERG – (MUNICH) – VIENNA – BUDAPEST –  PRAGUE – BERLIN,

they exclaimed “What the heck… U guys hyperactive!?” And when I pointed out that we would drive these more than 2,000km by car in only five days – well, then the reaction strongly depended on my friend’s nationality. People from huge countries such as the USA, Canada or Australia were like “fair enough” – the Germans, however, … they kept silent but probably thought that my travel bug had had some offspring…

So, let me convince you that it was totally worth it.

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Boardwalking the Dawg

mapOh how I love waking up on a sunny Sunday knowing that I have no plans except for a date with my two favorite lads Thor and Sebastian! And since those free afternoons are rare enough, we usually plan some fun, sporty activity. This time, we took along our longboards as well as the cheeky dog with the godly name (he belongs to Sebastian’s sister) and set out for a cycle path going from Berlin all the way to Usedom (“Panke-Radweg”). Indeed, it offered a lovely landscape and overall great skating conditions, so we followed it for about 20km until we took the train back from Bernau to Berlin.

 

What a GREAT day out 🙂 Watch this short clip to find out how an amiable, old geezer can ruin all your efforts to create a we’re-cruisin-cool-as-ice-video…

 

 

P.S.: Psssssst, have you seen the countdown on the right hand side of this page? Yes, it’s true: We only have a few more days to kill until we’re setting off for a next big trekking adventure! Whoop-whoop!!

Like we’re born to run: Cape Town

Hey folks,

Yes, it’s been a little while since our amazing adventures in Lesotho and South Africa but it’s never too late to share some great memories, don’t you agree? This video is about our time in Cape Town over New Year’s 2016/17 which was coined by sporty outdoor action on some days and extreme binge eating on others. Oh, and gusts of wind. Jeez, it was stormy back then…

Anyways, enjoy watching and feel free to comment, we would really appreciate some feedback since it’s our very first video ever 🙂

Hiking in Cape Town

“Now shall I walk or shall I ride?
‘Ride,’ Pleasure said;
‘Walk,’ Joy replied.”
― W.H. Davies

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I couldn’t agree more! Ready to rumble! Äähhh hike, I mean…

And so we started with a classic: The steep hike through Platteklip Gorge up to the city’s iconic Table Mountain. It’s the most direct and therefore the most popular route. The time to get up to the top ranges from 60min (“for the very fit people”) up to 3h. According to our hiking map, the reason for this variety is the fact that Platteklip has a very steep ascent. And jeez, it’s true. Brilliant timing that we had slept in that day and had to push ourselves up there in the blistering midday sun, with almost no shade to speak of. Nonetheless, we arrived 65min later – absolutely DRENCHED in sweat. What a fantastic workout! Up at the top is where you will meet the touristy crowd. Those people who (literally) wait 2-3h for a seat on the cable car and then have an ice-cream up on the summit thinking they earned it. It’s crazy how crowded it was around the cable car station and ridiculous how few people you would meet if you would only walk 50m away from it.

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