Planning our next trip

We are planning a new, 6-month long trip, so it is time for a new blog post about our process of how we start planning our trips.

It’s been a while, since we posted here. Even though we haven’t even published all posts that are almost ready and marked as “draft”. I am not the one to find excuses, so I’ll try not to sound to apologetic. We just had a different focus the last few months since our return from our trip around the world. Since we came back, we

So we have been quite busy… However, we are planning a new trip, so let’s dive into our planning process: Read more »

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1 of 1000: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Niagara Falls (HorseShoe Falls)

The Amazing Niagara Falls

Everyone has seen the world famous Niagara Falls (at least on pictures or on TV)
but, the Niagara Falls have even much more to offer than one might think.

The up to almost 6 million liters of water per second that form the Niagara River rushing down the Falls are nothing short of spectacular. Even though today a lot of the water is used for power generation, the remaining water is still quite impressive. Read more »

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1 of 1000: Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA

seattle pike street market

Pice Place Market in Seattle

This is the third time that I visited Pike Place Market and there is no way I am getting tired of it. This place is full of fresh fruit stands, the amazing yelling fish vendors, dozens of tiny shops with weird things and many, many stands of local artists trying to sell their art to the rush of tourists and locals.

The whole experience is enhanced by buskers (street performers) who play their hearts out in the hope of being the next superstar. One group of musicians you might catch is the  a Capella gospel singers in front of the very first Starbucks who seem to be there every day. Read more »

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1 of 1000: Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Vancouver, Canada

Chinese Parlor

Chinese Parlor

The Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a replica of a classical Chinese garden as they have been built in Suzhou, China in the Ming dynasty (1386-1644). It was the first Chinese garden outside of China that was built exactly like the old ones in China.

Not only did they solely use materials imported from China, but they also used the exact techniques that were used hundreds of years back. That means no power tools, no nails and no glue was used for the construction of the Sun Yat-Sen Garden. Read more »

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Our Own 1000: Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

waitomo cave

Us at the amazing Ruakuri Cave

Today I like to present you with another fabulous place in this world: The Waitomo Caves on the north island of New Zealand. I don’t feel like writing too much about them, because you just have to see it for yourself. However, I’ll try to give you enough information about the caves that makes you want to go there for your next vacation.

The Waitomo Caves are a network of hundreds of limestone caves which are believed to be about 2 million years old. Of course you won’t be able to see all caves (they aren’t even all completely explored). If you want to see the best part of these caves, you can focus on the 3 main caves: the Waitomo Cave, Ruakuri Cave and Aranui Cave. Read more »

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