Where to experience your green miracle
20 Min. So small and yet full of records! In relation to its small area, Costa Rica has the highest biodiversity in the world. 99 % of its electricity is generated from renewable sources. And in the prestigious Happy Planet Index for well-being and sustainability, it has been ranked first for years, ahead of 139 countries.
< 1 Min. Shortly before the 2nd lockdown, I take the opportunity for a short escape to Costa Rica. In almost deserted national parks, an exuberant plant and animal world awaits me. A detailed article on my trip will appear in Terra magazine in April 2021.
Desert Adventure Wadi Rum
16 Min. A labyrinth of magnificent sandstone formations stretches as far as the eye can see, the sun makes the steep, red craggy rock faces shine, the desert wind whispers stories of times gone by – in Wadi Rum, Jordan is “great cinema”.
Family vacation in the Reka vacation village in Schwyz
< 1 Min. The Reka vacation village is located right next to the Swiss Holiday Park, the largest leisure and vacation resort in the country. Morschach lies above Lake Lucerne and is surrounded by an impressive mountain panorama.
A Piece of France in the South Seas
19 Min. Like a South Seas dream come true, New Caledonia lies east of Australia in the Pacific Ocean. Seen from Europe, this is actually directly at the other end of the world. Those who take the long journey will experience turquoise water and dazzling white beaches as well as many surprises.
My article in the German daily newspaper DIE WELT
18 Min. The Brazilian jungle is not a playground for tourists. Those who want to experience it need good guides – and courage.
Expedition to the "green lungs" of Brazil
17 Min. Deep in the Amazon is a place where, surrounded by the wilderness and all its inhabitants, you can experience the rainforest in an extraordinary way. I went on a voyage of discovery here.
Publication in the German Business Punk-Magazine
17 Min. Sabbaticals against office boredom come in all forms, but the training as a ranger in Kruger National Park in South Africa is the platinum variant. An regrettably much too short report of this experience.
2 Min. My photo of the golden monastery Rangiri Vihara made it to the cover of Terra magazine. The cave temple of Dambulla looks back on a history of about 2000 years.
A journey with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society
20 Min. Aboard the research vessel ‘Resolute’, I lent a hand as a temporary scientist and helped collect data. The expedition took us through the Canadian Arctic to the breathtaking fjords of Greenland.
All endemic or what?
< 1 Min. Grasshoppers, ants, cicadas, black flies, phasmids. Then 197 species of butterflies and even a leafcutter bee. The island is also home to endemic snakes, skinks, geckos, bats, 21 species of birds, including an entire family of bird species, the kagus.
Ranger Training in South Africa
16 Min. Exploring the wilderness on foot in the midst of lions, elephants and buffalo? You can learn to do that. In summer 2019, I will join a field guide course in South Africa.