In November 2023, we were drawn to the far north for the first time, and I really do mean the very far north. Our friends had booked a short trip to Ilulissat in West Greenland in late fall and asked us if we wanted to come with them, which we quickly agreed to.
During our 4-day stay, we were amazed by the gigantic icebergs that passed majestically in the bay. There were also auroras - although unfortunately only very dim.
In 2013 we travelled to Kenya for the first time for a 17-day safari. It was an indescribable wonderful experience. The endless landscape and the rich wildlife enchanted and infected us with the “African virus”. Since then, we have made five more trips to Kenya and Tanzania. Here you can find extensive reports about them as well as many tips for your own safaris.
Japan! We had always thought about traveling there. The first opportunity came in 2014, when our elder daughter completed an internship at a company in Osaka as part of her mechanical engineering studies. In 2023, we visited Japan again to go on a round trip with our younger daughter, who was spending a semester abroad there as part of her Japanese studies.