A 24 km. Hike to the Altyn Arashan Gorge

Our original plan for our final day in Karakol was to hike to the stunning Ala-Kul Lake, a rock-dammed lake with a distinctive blue colour, located in the Terskey Alatau Mountains at an altitude of 3560 m. We had made a plan with a taxi driver, who would take us to the trailhead for 250 soms and from there, we were told the hike would…

15 Favourite New Destinations of 2015

2015 has been a great travel year for me. I was in the middle of my two gap years, when 2015 started, so I’ve had plenty of time to explore the World. Basically, my year has been work, travel, work, travel, work, travel. Just the way I like it. I’ve been on weekendtrips to Latvia and Germany, family holidays in Spain, Andorra and England and…

A Beautiful Hike to Morskie Oko

Sky-high mountains, numerous lakes and vast forests; Tatra National Park is home to many stunning nature areas, various wildlife and more than 275 km. of marked trails. One of the most popular trails leads to the beautiful mountain lake, Morskie Oko (‘Eye of the Sea’), at an altitude of almost 1400 m. On one glorious day during my travels in Poland, my new friend Bethann…