A hike in summer through the German Monbachtal (Monbach Valley) in the Blackwood Forest.
This is a short taxi drive from the Victoria Peak in Hong Kong in April 2019 to the train Central Station. I had a short stopover of 6 hours on my flight from Sydney to Frankfurt and took the Airport Express to Hong Kong Central Station. After the usual maze I took a taxi to Victoria Peak. There I did a small hike in the early morning and then the way back by taxi. The taxi ride cost about 80 Hong Kong dollars in 2019.
This is the uncut real-time recording of a cycling tour from Zetland/Sydney to Bundeena around Botany Bay, including the ferry crossing and a walk to some Aboriginal rock engravings in the Royal National Park in March 2019.
We wanted to leave early because we still had a long way to go. It got wetter and wetter in Klammottens Klamm. The route should go via Tiznit to Tafrout. We drove past Mirleft again, but there was nothing to see. No idea what should be there. after Mirleft it went again more inland. These strange huge insects had decided to make a migration. On the way from Mirleft to Sidi Ifni thousands of these cigarette box-sized animals were on the road. They crawled slowly from left to right across the road.Continue reading “🇲🇦 2015 Morocco – Day 7 – Legzira (Sidi Ifni) / Tafraoute”
Due to the climate it had been extremely pleasant at night. In contrast to the sea it had been much warmer in Tafraout. But this was no comparison to the 43 degrees in Marrakech. Somehow we had to do the whole time with temperature changes. In Marrakesh and Taroudant still over 40 degrees and at the sea evening felt 10 degrees. That was maybe even 15 degrees. At some point the current began to cause problems as announced. We had already forgotten that. In quite short distances it was there and left again. This led to my battery charger for the e-cigarettes giving up the ghost. Here we stood before a quite addiction problem, since nobody had thought of it. I also had an AC/DC converter with me, but somehow the cigarette lighter didn’t work.Continue reading “🇲🇦 2015 Morocco – Day 8 – Tafraoute / Ouarzazate”
When I finished with the morning toilet the food was already served in the large lounge, which was comfortably equipped with armchairs and sofas. There was jam and for me of course Omlette Frommage. As far as I can remember this was a variant where the triangular cheese was delivered extra. Of course there was also coffee, which meant a very relaxed morning. In the room it was also quite cool and I admired again the effectiveness of the classical clay architecture. After dinner we decided to climb the dune again. So we got ready, which meant that I put a T-shirt in front of my mouth and a hooded jacket over my head. M. took a hat and swimming goggles.Continue reading “🇲🇦 2015 Morocco – Day 11 – Merzouga”
After breakfast we paid our bill and set off towards Dades Gorge. After careful consideration from the evening before, this was the only remaining option. To drive back on the same route would be the last option. After Fes and then further along the Atlantic back to Marrakech it didn’t promise to be very great, because Fes is possibly worse than ales Marrakech as far as the annoying people are concerned and we were of the opinion that we didn’t want to see a city that would also be similar to Marrakech. Between Fez and Marrakech there would have been nothing to see according to our information. Sure there would have been a lot to see on the route, but we had no information.Continue reading “🇲🇦 2015 Morocco – Day 12 – Merzouga / Ait Ibriren (Dades Gorge)”
The night at the hotel had been quite comfortable. Not too cold and not too warm. We had to turn on the heating in the evening but in the night the temperatures were just right. In the hotel we had not booked breakfast and therefore we drove with the car further in the direction of the gorge. Before we had already decided to stay another day here. After some time driving with attractive serpentines in the valley we reached a somewhat larger city. We just wanted to have breakfast and chose a quite frequented coffee. Everything was full with locals, because somehow it was also market day. We ordered the usual and the waiter made arrangements to set a table for us. So really with tablecloth and cutlery.Continue reading “🇲🇦 2015 Morocco – Day 13 – Ait Ibriren (Dades Gorge)”