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National parks in Costa Rica

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Costa Rica is a must-do for any nature lover. There are numerous national parks in the small country and they are organized a bit like the national parks in the US. There are rangers and maps and hiking trails through the jungle or up volcanoes, and you can actually feel quite safe. Especially if you are interested in birds Click to continue »

Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, South Australia – Visit!

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

A  few weeks ago I was in Adelaide and went to Kangaroo Island on a 3-day tour. Had an awesome time there. You can see kangaroos everywhere, of course. But not only that.  Driving around I saw koalas hanging in the trees, seals on the beach, and echidnas along the road – and they are so cute! The Remarkable Rocks are incredibly beautiful, with the red rock formations contrasting against the deep blue sea. Amazing history there, too, with the first settlers cut off from the mainland for months and being supplied over hundreds of steep steps up the cliff. Of course there is excellent hiking there in the Flinders Chase N.P.

I stayed in the Hotel Aurora Ozone in Kingscote, nice little hotel on the ocean front. Also recommendable is the K.I. Wilderness Retreat – comfort in the middle of nowhere. The most amazing hotel I have ever seen in my life however is the Southern Ocean Lodge – incredible location, tastefully done, worldclass views, amazing food. Pure luxury right in the wilderness with wildlife at your doorstep.

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