Ranger Path – A Mountain Bike Trip through Snowdonia

Snowdonia National Park is located in northern Wales and is home to Snowdon, the highest mountain outside of Scotland. Local Welsh people call that elevation Yr Wyddfa, meaning The Grave. And indeed, Snowdon can become dangerous as it is the first mountain opposing weather the approaching over the Atlantic Ocean.… Read More

How to install Litchi on DJI Smart Controller

The DJI Smart Controller is a great thing. Finally the miserable fiddling around with smartphone and remote controller is a waste of time if you want a quick fly. However, the smart controller is yet missing the fine Litchi app. Here is a guide how to change that… Read More

Penis, Cock and Meat Rifle – Bhutan’s Phallus Cult

When travelling the Kingdom of Bhutan, then the country appears everything but being R-rated, as countless penis drawings hail from houses and walls. That phallus cult and its traditional  depictions shall scare away the evil and promise fertility. Bhutan’s willy cult originally goes back to Guru Drukpa Kunley, the Divine Madman.… Read More

photo series | The Mosques of Istanbul

At the Bosporus, where Europe and Asia shake hands, muezzin’s prayer call sounds five times a day. What would Istanbul be without all its mosques. Religiosity aside, they are cultural and architectural masterpieces. Here you can see my photo series of all historically important mosques of Istanbul, taken over years of Istanbul visits… Read More

Colourful Tshechu – A Visit to Bhutan Mask Festivals

The mask culture of Buddhism and Tibet is something absolutely unique. Through masks and dances the most different legends, myths, characters, but also the fight of good against evil are being told. In particular in the Kingdom of Bhutan that culture is pretty much alive and most colourful. Its strongest form of expression is Tshechu, the mask festival.… Read More

Meeting the Saurians – The Dragons of Komodo

In the middle of the island kingdom of Indonesia, a prehistoric lizard species has survived that literally eclipses all other species: the giant Komodo Dragon. The Komodo dragon can be up to 3 meters long and 70 kg heavy. On the Island of Rinca it is easiest to observe the dragons, and I was even allowed to use the drone… Read More

The Trees of Deadvlei – Petrified Witnesses of Namib Desert

At the end of the funnel reaching into the big red dune giants of Namib Desert, that is Tsauchab River, is a place that could not be more unreal: the Deadvlei. The white clay pan is the stage of petrified acacia trees being up to 500 years old. Trees being so typical for the landscape of the Black Continent.… Read More