Hikes

Mount Batur – Seeing the sunrise at the Top of the World

Our trip began at 2am, which I must tell you was not pleasant by any stretch of the imagination, getting up at that hour took some serious effort. We met our friends at Ubud Yoga Centre to get on the arranged bus ride to the Volcano. The bus was another annoyance as it was not comfortable at all with no …

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The Journey and the Destination: Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

I love the saying “It’s about the journey, not the destination”. In everyday life, I think it makes you focus on the moment – seeing the value in the process rather than the final result. When applied to travelling, it takes on a much more literal meaning. The greatest memories and stories often come from the “how you got there” rather than …

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Climbing Roy’s Peak – Wanaka

Alex made a road trip of five weeks through New Zealand. Although there was nothing she disliked from this country there was one hike that she will always remember. It was not only about the destination but it was definitely the way up that made it memorable..

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Climbing Huayna Potosi – Bolivia

After being 4 months in South America Alex faced the biggest challenge she would ever face. She started a three-day hike to the top of the Huayna Potosi, the highest mountain of Bolivia. She didn’t only stood eye in eye with the mountain but mainly with herself. This story is about what travelling really is about: getting out of your comfort zone, pushing the boundaries and overcoming your biggest weaknesses..

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