Live aboard on The Junk

As a James Bond fan since kids ages I was absolutely excited to hear that my next live aboard vessel was a former 007 movie location of The man with the golden gun. The Junk was the cruising gadget of the villain Scaramanga played by Christoper Lee. We were picked up in Phuket,Thailand, in Patong bay going for a cruise in the Andaman Sea, covering the Similan Islands, Tachai Island and Mu Ko Surin underwater National Park. Read More …

Rare encounter: mating leopard sharks

During a morning dive we stumbled over two leopard sharks deeply engaged in their flirtation.
The male shark had snapped the tail fin of his loved one – I am sure he did that as tender as he could! Read More …

Offroad Tour through northern Laos

After exploring the Sultanate of Oman on four wheels, the idea of discovering another country by the same way quickly arose and the destination was picked fast, too: Laos! We decided to do the tour with a guide, which later Read More …

Short escape to Soma Bay

The Orca Divebase in Soma Bay near Safaga at the Red Sea, Egypt is a safe bet, as I already been there and was amazed by their quality of service, but this time I tried the Breaker’s Hotel for accomodation. Read More …

Via Ferrata in Reit im Winkl

Reit im Winkl – rather known as skiing spot – ┬áhas a new summer attraction: a nice via ferrata! As the setting is beautiful, right along a waterfall, the access is easy and it is not very long, I gathered Read More …

Hornschlitten Rennen 2017 in Garmisch

“Hornschlitten Rennen” means wooden sledge race. A “Hornschlitten” is a sledge which sports two uprising handles emerging from its runners, resembling to horns. Since ages in alpine regions these sledges were the tool of choice to bring down wood, hay Read More …