DESTINATIONS

destinations map 2017

COUNTRIES VISITED
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GERMANY

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Who: family & friends

When: from 2011 on

Visited: Munich, Cologne, Bonn, Berlin, Potsdam, Hanover, Bremen, Braunschweig, Magdeburg, Tegernsee, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Kiel, Kühlungsborn, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Halle, Münster, Oldenburg, Schwerin, Lübeck, Bodenmais, Norderney, Leer, Baltrum, Aurich, Harz NP, Gifhorn, Helmstedt, Wolfsburg, Nürnberg, Stralsund, Rügen, Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bispingen, Lüneburg, Bochum, Mainz, Dresden, Sachsen Switzerland NP, Bad Pyrmont, Erfurt, Eisenach

How: with our car, with trains

Stayed in: hotels & at friends/family

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SLOVENIA

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Who:family & friends

When: every year

Visited: almost everything

How: with our car

Stayed in: camps, hotels, family & friends

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CROATIA

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Who: family & friends

When: every year

Visited: Umag, Pula, Poreč, Vrsar, Labin, Rabac, Brioni, Rijeka, Opatija, Murter, Cres, Lošinj, Zagreb, Split, Makarska, Brela, Ston, Pelješac, Slano, Dubrovnik, Plitvice NP, Krka NP, Pag, Krk, Korčula, Brač, Vis, Hvar, Mljet, Dugi otok, Zadar

How: with our car

Stayed in: camps, hotels, family & friends

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THE PHILIPPINES

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Who: Kat & Lu (5 years)

When: March 2017

We visited: Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor, Negros

How: ferrys, voats, taxi, tricycles, buses

Stayed in: smaller hotels & guesthouses

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HONG KONG

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Who: Kat & Lu (5 years)

When: February/March 2017

We visited: HK & Lantau island

How: MTR trains, taxi, on foot

Stayed at: hotel apartment

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MACAU

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Who: Kat & Lu (5 years)

When: februar 2017

We visited: Macau

How: ferry, free hotel shuttle bus, on foot

Stayed at: hotel

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NEW ZEALAND

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Who: Kat, Gin & Lu (5 years old)

When: December 2016 / January 2017

Visited: Auckland, Waiheke island, Waipu caves, Whangarei, Bay of Islands, Paihia, Russel, Karikari Peninsula, Giant Te Paki, Cape Reinga, Waipoua forest

How: rented car, boat

Stayed in: apartments

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COOK ISLANDS

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Who: Kat, Gin & Lu (5 years old)

When: December 2016 / January 2017

Visited: Aitutaki, Rarotonga

How: car, plane

Stayed in: villas, private homes

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PORTUGAL

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Who: Kat, Gin & Lu (4 years old)

When: October 2016

Visited: Porto, Douro Valley, Pinhao, Fatima, Lagos, Cabo de Sao Vicente, Algarve coast, Comporta, Seitubal, Lisbon, Sintra, Obidos, Nazare

How: rented car, metro

Stayed in: apartments, rooms

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FINLAND

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Who: Kat, Gin & Lu (4 years old)

When: March 2016

Visited: Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Tankavaara, Kakslauttanen, Saariselkä, Inari, Ivalo, Nellim, Levi

How: trains, bus, rented car

Stayed in: hotels, guesthouse, cottages

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SWITZERLAND

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Who: Kat, Gin & Lu (4 years old)

When: January 2016

Visited: Zürich, Zermatt, St. Moritz

How: trains

Stayed in: hotels

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ENGLAND

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When: 1997, 2002, 2014 ,2015

Visited: London, Windsor, Cambridge

How: tube, on foot

Stayed in: small hotels & friends

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CZECH REPUBLIC

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Who: Kat, Gin & Lu (4 years old)

When: November 2015

Visited: Prague

How: with our car

Stayed in: hotel

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BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

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Who: Kat, Gin, family & Lu (3 years old)

When: August 2015

Visited: Jajce, Pliva lakes, Travnik, Sarajevo, Mostar, Pocitelj, Hutovo, Neum

How: with our car

Stayed in: small hotels

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BALI

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Who: Kat, Gin & Lu (3 years old)

When: March/April 2015

Visited: Denpasar, Ubud, Jatiluwih, Danau Bratan, Lovina, Amed, Tirta Gangga, Jimbaran, Uluwatu, Tanah Lot

How: backpacking

Stayed in: small hotels with pools

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SINGAPORE

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Who: Kat, Gin & Lu (3 years old)

When: March 2015, January 2017

How: backpacking (stopover in Singapore on the way to Bali 2015), 1 day layover (2017)

Visited: Clarke Quay, Bumboat river tour, Riverside, Financial district, Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, Sentosa island, Chinatown, Little India

Stayed in: small hotel

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MADEIRA

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Who: Kat & girlfriends

When: October 2014

Visited: Funchal, Camara de Lobos, Machico, Canical, Ribeiro Frio, Santana, Porto Moniz, Ribeira Brava

How: with a rented car

Stayed in: Airbnb apartment

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MOROCCO

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Who: Kat, Gin & Lu (2 years)

When: March/April 2014

Visited: Casablanca, Fes, Ifrane, Midelt, Errachidia, Merzouga, Alnif, Todra, Dades, Ouarzazate, Marrakech, Essaouira, Oualidia, El Jadida

How: 2000 km with a rented car

Stayed in: small hotels

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SICILY

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Who: Kat, Gin & Lu (2 years old)

When: October 2013

Visited: Trapani, Erice, San Vito lo Capo, Monreale, Segesta, Palermo, Agrigento, San Leone, Scala dei Turchi, Eraclea Minoa, Marsala

How: with a rented car

Stayed in: private rooms

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OMAN

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Who: Kat, Gin & Lu (1 year old)

When: March/April 2013

Visited: Muscat, Nizwa, Bahla, Al Hamra, Jebel Shams, Al Hoota, Ibra, Al Mintirib, Wadi Bani Khalid, Sur, Ras al Haad, Ras Al Jinz, Wadi Tiwi, Bimmah Sinkhole

How: with a rented 4WD car

Stayed in:  small hotels

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AUSTRIA

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Who: Kat, Gin & Lu, family & friends

When: almost every year

Visited: Villach, Klagenfurt, Salzburg, Linz, Graz, Vienna, Zell am See, Kaprun, Gerlitzen, Obertauern, Kitzbuhel

How: with our car

Stayed in: hotels, camps

UGANDA

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Who: Kat & friend

When: November 2010

Visited: Kampala, Gulu, Atede, Pakwach, Murchison Falls NP, Wanseko, Fort Portal, Kibale, Kasese, Kabale, Lake Bunyoni, Kisoro, Mgahinga Gorilla NP

How: backpacking

Stayed in: small hotels

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NEW YORK CITY

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Who: Kat & family

When: October 2010

How: on foot & subway

Stayed in: small hotels

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THAILAND

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Who: Kat & Gin

When: December 2007, March/April 2010

Visited: Bangkok, Surat Thani, Krabi, Ao Nang, Railay, Ko Phi Phi Don, Ko Phi Phi Le, Phuket, Patong

How: backpacking

Stayed in: small hotels, guesthouses

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FRANCE

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Who: Kat, Gin, friends & family

When: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 2010

Visited: Paris, Nantes, Albertville, Tignes, Val Thorens

How: with our car, plane, TGV

Stayed in: small hotels, apartments

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EGYPT

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Who: Kat, friends & family

When: 2004, 2008, 2009

Visited: Sharm El Sheikh, Ras Mohammed, Dahab, St. Catherine, Nuweiba, Hurghada, Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Aswan, Lake Nasser, Abu Simbel, Marsa Alam

How: bus, private cars

Stayed in: hotels, apartments 

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LAOS

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Who: Kat & friend

When: December 2007

Visited: Sam Nuea, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Vientiane, Pakse, Bolaven Plateau, Si Phan Don islands

How: low budget backpacking

Stayed in: guesthouses and at local families

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VIETNAM

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Who: Kat & friend

When: November 2007

Visited: Ho Chi Minh, Can Tho, Mui Ne, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, Ninh Binh, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Mai Chau

How: low budget backpacking

Stayed in: guesthouses

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CAMBODIA

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Who: Kat & friend

When: October 2007

Visited: Phnom Penh, Battambang, Tonle Sap, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat

How: low budget backpacking

Stayed in: guesthouses

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ICELAND

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Who: Kat & family

When: August 2007

Visited: Reykyavik, Blue Lagoon, Snaefellsjökull, Bifröst, Hvammstangi, Glaumbaer, Akureyri, Godafoss, Husavik, Tjörnes peninsula, Dettifoss, Krafla, Lake Myvatn, Hverfjall, Höfn, Jokulsarlon, Vik, Dyrholaey, Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Hekla, Sellfoss, Hveragerdi, Geysir, Gullfoss, Thingvellir NP

How: with a rented car

Stayed in: small hotels, mobile homes, rooms in student homes

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NAMIBIA

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Who: Kat & family

When: August 2006

Visited: Windhoek, Keetmanshoop, Gondwana NP, Fishriver Canyon, Luderitz, Kolmanskop, Maltahöhe, Sossusvlei, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast, Omaruru, Outjo, Etosha NP, Grootfontaine

How: with a rented car

Stayed in: small hotels, lodges, guest farms

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MALAYSIA

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Who: Kat & family

When: August 2005

Visited: Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Taman Negara, Cherating, Pulau Perhentian, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Bahru

How: with a rented car

Stayed in: guesthouses and small hotels

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BORNEO

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Who: Kat & family

When: August 2005

Visited: Kuching, Batang Ai, Miri, Mulu, Sandakan, Sukau, Sepilok, Kota Kinabalu

How: planes, boats, minivans

Stayed in: small hotels

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INDIA

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Who: Kat & friends

When: January 2005

Visited: Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Trivandrum, Kovalam, Alappuzha, Kochi, Bombay,  Lonavala, New Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Panna NP, Jhansi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur

How: trains, taxis

Stayed in: small hotels

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TUNISIA

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Who: Kat & friends

When: October 2004

Visited: Djerba, Chott el-Jerid, Douz, Medinine, Tataouine, Gattoufa

How: with taxis, on day trips with private 4WD cars

Stayed in: small hotel

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SWAZILAND

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Who: Kat & family

When: August 2004

Visited: Mbabane, Manzini, Malkerns, Mantenga, Ezulvini

How: with a rented car

Stayed in: small hotel

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SOUTH AFRICA

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Who: Kat & family

When: August 2004

Visited: Johannesburg, Kruger NP, KwaZulu-Natal, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve,  Durban, Port Elisabeth, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Prince Albert, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Robben Island, Cape Peninsula

How: with a rented car

Stayed in: small hotels

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CUBA

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Who: Kat & family

When: August 2003

Visited: Havanna, Pinar del Rio, Bay of Pigs, Cienfuegos, Topes de Collantes, Trinidad, Camaguey, Santiago de Cuba, Varadero

How: with a rented car

Stayed in: small hotels

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TRAVELS BEFORE 2003: West USA, Australia, Singapore, Canada, Sri Lanka, Maldives