We fulfill a dream - a voyage to the Antarctic. Aboard a small expedition ship, it heads to the edge of the nastiest continent on earth. We'll get a knock on the Drake Passage, recognize penguins by the smell of their excrement, and experience moments we'll never forget
A cruise in the Antarctic: On a three-week trip to the Southern Ocean. We see albatross and penguins, seals and whales. We sunbathe on the Falkland Islands, pass us in the Drake Passage and are so seized on Deception Island that we even forget to freeze.
After the unusually bloody sacrificial festival of the Hindus, we set out to explore the birthplace of Buddha. Lumbini is located in the fertile Terai, the granary of Nepal. It will be a trip to a strange world exhibition of faith with temples of leading Buddhist nations like Germany and France.
Blood, blood everywhere. We left the Himalayas and continue our journey through Nepal in a black Mercedes. The car has more than a million kilometers on the clock and drives us to the temples of this country - first to those of the Hindus, because they commit one of the most important sacrificial feasts: Dashain.
The ascent is difficult, but not difficult. Almost 4000 meters high is the monastery Tengboche. But not the height and the distant view make this place a special one - but the touching generosity of the monks living here.
Susanne is still weakened by her migraine attack, Dirk and the guide Som are suffering from "Kikeriki in the stomach". We meet a baker, learn about the Sherpa culture and walk on through the sunny Himalayas.
It was to be a day to get used to the altitude. But it was a day of ailments: Susanne suffered from migraine, Dirk did not want to see the Yeti scalp, and in the evening came the cock - Kikeriki in the stomach
Stage 2 of our trekking in the Himalayas - it goes to the mountain village Namsche Bazaar. The path leads over narrow paths and the spectacular Hillary Bridge. Finally, we reach the 1600-inhabitant village, it is the center for alpinism and the Sherpa culture