A Day of Adventures at Lake Mývatn in North Iceland

We had left the best for the last day on Iceland – the eutrophic Lake Mývatn in the north part of the country, created by a large basaltic lava eruption 2300 years ago. Mývatn is a destination that I’ve wanted to explore for ages. I’ve been to Iceland twice before and both times I’d planned to see Mývatn, but in October 2013 there was not…

Chasing Natural Heritage on Jeju Island

Jeju Island is a popular destination for holidaymakers from all over Eastern Asia, mainly because of its mild temperate climate, large beach resorts and unique natural heritage to be found all over the island. My original plan for South Korea was to travel in the mainland from Busan to Seoul, but because I needed several days in Seoul to get my Mongolian visa, I chose…

Jeju Island: Climbing Mt. Hallasan – an Extinct Volcano at 1.950 m.

After spending a day in rainy Busan, I flew to Jeju Island, a special self-governing province located 130 km. from the southern coast of South Korea. Jeju Island is the honeymoon destination of South Korea, well known for its worldclass beaches and beautiful natural heritage. I spent my days on Jeju touring the island, going from one natural wonder to another. On my second day,…

Climbing Mount Batur – a 1717 m. Active Volcano

For my last week in Indonesia, I decided to explore Bali, one of the most popular island destinations in the world. It was a huge change from the remoteness on Pulau Belitung, where I had just come from, so on one of my last days in Bali, I decided to get away from the busy tourist cities and surround myself with nature by going hiking!…