Africa means looking at animals: the Queen Elizabeth National Park is a seemingly conflict-free experience space for wealthy safari tourists. I'm passing through. And soon get restless.
In the inaccessible Rwenzori mountains in Uganda, one of the last glaciers in Africa protrudes from the tropical forest. The exploration of this mystical world is depriving, especially with almost no calories. Seven days in the wild.
Mount Cameroun in Central Africa offers neither glaciers nor panoramic views - but with swarms of mice and sweat-hungry jungle bees. If you climb the world's oldest active volcano, you feel as if you are wandering the storm-strewn Baltic Sea beach.
Once a year, the sea seethes off the coast of the Eastern Cape. Hundreds of dolphins and whales follow the largest animal migration on the planet, the sardine run. The actual spectacle takes place however under the water surface. Because marine mammals, predatory fish, as well as curious snorkelers, they are all out for the big jackpot - the baitball from sardines.
The streets of Morocco are our home for the next few days. A road trip surprises with strange encounters, changing landscapes and the desire for water.
Kibera. It's early afternoon and we arrived in a bar after a 16km walk. We order two beers and a pack of sweet red wine for our guide.
In Dahab colorful coral reefs meet relaxed lifestyle. In the small desert town on the Sinai Peninsula, visitors immerse themselves in the clear depths of the Red Sea and at the same time in a warm Arabian culture.
For four hours Steffi and I are already here on this wild coast in the south of Australia. It is cold. Bitter cold. We're shaking all over, but every second out here was worth it. After we defied the night, we were rewarded with a wonderful sunrise.
The warm wind is flying around my ears and my hair is going in all directions. They partially obstruct my view. The view of all the unknown around me. I'm sitting in the front in an old, slightly rickety but beautiful Land Rover and let the land affect me. I love this first feeling in a new country: taking in the smells, the pictures, the impressions, the soundscapes.