Dolce Vita

Christmas market Aachen: Aachener Printen and other Aachener originals

The Christmas market Aachen is certainly one of the top Christmas markets in Germany. Every year, he is even on the top 10 list of European Best Christmas Markets. But what characterizes a nice Christmas market? Is it the Christmas market stalls or is it the whole ambience of the shining old town and the stately light? For me it is certainly the latter. [...]

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Peru packing list: What do I pack for a Peru / Bolivia trip?

Packing for my trip to Peru presented me with great challenges: What do I pack for my trip to Peru / Bolivia? I travel through all climate zones, so I have to take pretty much everything: from desert, to cities and Andes high mountains is all there and nights in the highlands with freezing temperatures are not uncommon. Sultry heat awaits [...]

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Hand luggage Packing list: Traveling with hand luggage - what do I pack in the hand luggage case?

Traveling with hand luggage: One wonders: what comes in the hand luggage case? What may I take in hand luggage and how do I pack my suitcase so that everything fits in as well as possible? Anyway what do I take with me, with limited space? Here you will find a compact carry-on packing list that you can practically handle and only [...]

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Udawale National Park Safari and Elephant Transit Home

At least one safari is part of every Sri Lanka trip. But the small island in the Indian Ocean also has some national parks to offer. One of them is the Udawale National Park, which is especially known for its large elephant herds. But on a safari in the Udawale National Park in the south of Sri Lanka, many more animals can be [...]

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Hike to the World End's in the Horton Plains National Park

The hike in the Horton Plains National Park to the top of World's End was one of the highlights of my Sri Lanka trip. The Horton Plains National Park is located in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka and, together with the Knuckles Range area, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its biodiversity. But the landscape in Horton Plains is a completely different [...]

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