Author Archives: Lucian

The end of A Dream

Meanwhile it’s been two weeks since we arrived home. I can say that even if we didn’t start with our jobs yet, we already have the feeling of being fully caught by the “normal lifestyle”. But from time to time we still think about the past year with all the extraordinary experiences and we cannot … Continue reading »

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Hong Kong – One country, two systems

“One country, two systems” is the idea proposed in 1984 by Deng Xiaoping, the leader of the People’s Republic of China. This proposal was made in the negotiations with the British over the future of Hong Kong when the lease of Hong Kong to the British was to expire. So, in 1997 after one and … Continue reading »

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The Great Barrier Reef – still an unchecked point on my bucket list

A well-known saying is that “All good things come in threes” so after Hurricane Isaac in Miami and Cyclone Oswald in Brisbane it was time for the third encounter with Mother Nature’s rainy show. We got the news of a cyclone hitting the northeast coast of Australia when we were on the flight to Cairns. … Continue reading »

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Moorea and Bora Bora – Polynesian Pearls

Moorea and Bora Bora are among the best if not the ultimate destinations for honeymooners and lovers of turquoise water. In fact I recently saw a survey made by tripadvisor and both Moorea and Bora Bora were rated in the top 10 best islands in the world.

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Island hopping through Fiji – Bula Paradise

Bula means “Hello” in the Fijian language and on every island you are welcomed by the locals who sing a Fijian song for you followed by a loud BUUUUUULLLLA. Fiji is a paradise. It consists of an archipelago that includes more than 300 islands out of which around 100 are inhabited. If you think you … Continue reading »

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The South Island – Postcard perfect landscape

The ferry ride between the North and the South Islands of New Zealand is considered to be one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world. And this was not even between the best things we saw in our three weeks journey through the South Island. If you’re looking for postcard perfect landscape and … Continue reading »

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The North Island – Hiking, rafting and sightseeing, what else???

In our second part of the journey through the North Island we visited the nice little town of Rotorua. Rotorua is also world famous for white water rafting so I could not miss the opportunity on this one.  Rafting rapids are classified from grade 1 – 6 where grade 6 means it is unraftable because … Continue reading »

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New Zealand – Traveller, your dreams are waiting

“Traveler, your dreams are waiting” is the message with which you are welcomed at the airport in Auckland but the start of the trip to New Zealand has not been the best one ever. When we arrived at the check-in counter at the airport in Sydney we were asked for a return flight out of … Continue reading »

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Sydney – Returning to probably the most livable city in the world

I know many of you will argue my opinion when I’m saying Sydney is probably the most livable city in the world, but when you fall in love for someone (in this case the city), it doesn’t matter what everyone else tells you :=).

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The Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast

The Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast The Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast are both the perfect regions for spending a holiday. While the Sunshine Coast is mainly visited by families because of the nice and quiet beaches, the Gold Coast is world wide known for good surfing beaches and even has a town … Continue reading »

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Fraser Island – the largest sand island in the world

We just returned from Fraser Island and can say that we added something to the top 10 best places we have visited so far because this island is outstanding. We actually went there twice, but because the first time was right before cyclone Oswald hit Australia, it was raining all the time but we knew … Continue reading »

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Tasmania – Explore the possibilities

“Explore the possibilities” is the motto of the island of Tasmania. And this place has tons of possibilities to explore. Unfortunately we stayed just one week on the small island that the Aussies call Tassie but it’s for sure a place where we will return some day.

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The Great Ocean Road – Driving through the “No worries” land

Whenever you thank an Aussie for something he will answer with “No worries, mate”. It looks like the Australians are always in a good mood and never have any worries, but with the most beautiful nature, most pristine beaches and nice weather all year round, why would they. And The Great Ocean Road is definitely … Continue reading »

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Sydney – my new top favorite city

When we made the plan for the trip around the world one thing was certain from the beginning and that was spending New Year’s Eve in Sydney. I knew the city has many attractions but I didn’t expect it to become my new top favorite city. This city is incredible, you have tons of things … Continue reading »

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Rio de Janeiro and the wonderful beaches

After witnessing the magical Iguazu Falls we headed for Rio de Janeiro only to see that the Brazilians have the same habits of eating very late like their neighbors, the Argentinians. When half of the bus was already sleeping around 10:30 PM, we stopped for dinner while the other half was hurrying to get a … Continue reading »

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The Iguazu Falls – one of the “Must see before you die” destinations

After a heavy rain which flooded the airport in Buenos Aires and led to the cancelation of all flights, we ended up spending the night in the airport. Fortunately for us, the airline tried to make it up on us and offered us a night in one of the most luxurious hotels in Puerto Iguazu … Continue reading »

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Buenos Aires – the capital of beef steaks and tango

After a flight that felt almost like in a shaker and a landing which tested the plane’s structure we arrived in Buenos Aires. The portenos (that’s how the people from Buenos Aires are called) do most of the things that are important for them with a lot of passion. And we tried to experience these … Continue reading »

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Torres del Paine – Patagonia’s dream and nightmare

On the last 4 days we hiked more than 60km on the “W” trail in the National Park Torres del Paine in the Chilean Patagonia. This is the most hiked trail in South America with over 200,000 tourists every year. It’s called “The W trail” because of its shape which looks like the letter “W”. … Continue reading »

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Isla Magdalena – a colony of penguins

When we left El Calafate we headed to Puerto Natales because we wanted to hike the National Park Torres del Paine. Unfortunately the weather forecast was very bad for the days to come so we decided to head further south to Punta Arenas. Here you can book a tour to the Island Magdalena which has … Continue reading »

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The Lake District – gorgeous landscape with active volcanos

This region is one of the most beautiful ones in Chile and probably one of the top things to see in South America. It’s the Chileans’ favorite place to spend a vacation because here you have tons of options to spend your time. You can go horse riding, which we did. It was very nice … Continue reading »

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