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Mongolia – Land of Records

Areawise, Mongolia is 38 times the size of Switzerland but has only about 3 million inhabitants, 40% of which live in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. It’s little wonder then that this land that’s surrounded by Russia and China is one of the least densely settled countries in the world. Horse lovers will be happy to hear that there are more horses living in Mongolia than people. And in the 13t...

Bolivia and our Altiplano journey

Altiplano is the natural jewel of Bolivia. Traversing the high plateau are long-legged llamas, cuddly alpacas, and gentle vicuñas. Snow covers the grand mountain ranges like icing. Geysers sizzle up out of the ground as rainbow-colored clouds pass overhead. Pink flamingos dwell in lagoons that change their color with the wind. But what sounds like a fairy tale is still not the climax of the trip....

The Area Around Lake Titicaca in Peru and Bolivia

On our trip from Peru to Bolivia, we decided to make a stop on both sides of Lake Titicaca. Lake Titicaca is the highest lake in the world that’s navigable by ships. Since it’s believed that the Incas emerged from just this lake, that was yet another reason to take a closer look at it....

Our Inca Trail from Cuzco to Machu Picchu

Like many other people, I dreamed for a long time of seeing Machu Picchu, the mysterious Inca ruin, with my own eyes. But a journey like that is long, expensive, and involved, which is why this was a distant dream. Sometime, I thought, the way there will open for me, but it won’t be any time soon....