Indonesia – the land of thousand islands

Indonesia is  the world’s largest archipelago that comprises 17 508 islands, of which only 6000 are inhibited and merely 8000 have been named. The archipelago contains 500 volcanoes, including 130 active ones. The country is situated on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, where about 90% of the planet’s active volcanoes are and 81% of the…

Sri Lanka – not only the rice and curry land

  Sri Lanka is one of those places, where in a relatively small area you can find it all; pristine natural beauty, ancient cities, interesting culture, tasty food, crazy tuk tuk drivers and buddha statues shining like a Christmas Tree at each and every bus. You can watch a whale, climb the Adam’s Peak, go…

Costa Rica – the land of biodiversity

Costa Rica is considered one of the most valued environmental destinations globally with more than 25% of its territory dedicated to national parks, reserves and wildlife refuges. These are home to over 500,000 species, representing 5% of the total amount estimated worldwide. Costa Ricans call themselves Ticos, respond to almost everything with “pura vida” (“life…

Uganda – the matooke land

Uganda is known for being one of Africa’s friendliest countries, one of the youngest nations in the world with one of the biggest alcohol consumption records globally. “Pearl of Africa” is home of the continent’s largest lake – Lake Victoria, Source of the Nile, critically endangered mountain gorillas and over half of all bird species…

India – the land of contradictions

India is one of the most colorful, intriguing and diverse countries on the planet. You can find ancient traditions and modern technology, beautiful nature and some of the world’s largest urban areas, spirituality and materialism, poverty and wealth and a full palette of colors at every corner. You might get an impression that all the…

Namibia – the land of endless horizons

Being one of the least densely populated countries in the world, Namibia is home to the oldest desert and highest sand dunes, the deepest canyon in Africa and one of the most breathtaking landscapes you can imagine. German occupation left some street names, Windhoek’s Oktoberfest and “ordnung muss sein” legacy, so you might get an…

Zimbabwe – the land of odds

  Zimbabwe is a strange country to me. The country, which not that long ago was experiencing the second largest hyperinflation in the world’s history, where unemployment rate shows around 90% (estimates  range from 4% to 95%, which is also weird) – but you can hardly see any signs of poverty. The country, where supermarkets …

India – The art of travelling

    It is said that one cannot remain neutral to the specific charm of India. Just a few moments, a few steps after leaving the airport, a glance at the surrounding world and first gust of wind is enough to fall in love with this country or hate it with passion for the rest…

View of the world

  Landscape consisting of granite rock formations, which balance on the surrounding hills. Herd of white rhinos strolling among huge boulders almost at one’s fingertips. One of the largest concentration of ancient rock paintings in southern Africa. Holy land inhabited by ancestral spirits. Cecil J. Rhodes’ final resting place. This is Matobo – one of…

In search of Ophir

  Somewhere in the middle of an extensive plateau between the banks of two rivers – Zambezi and Limpopo in southeastern Zimbabwe, there is a little known, very old treasure. “Welcome to Great Zimbabwe, good people”, an energetic local tour guide gives us a charming smile as we enter the ruins of a once remarkable…

I still haven’t found what I’m waiting for (in Uganda)

 Potential visitors are being tempted with “Pearl of Africa”, ”the best climate on earth” and “the most friendly people you would ever meet” slogans. Source of the Nile, fascinating Murchison Falls, snow right on the equator and exceptionally rare mountain gorillas are used as a bargaining chip, too. Decades after civil war and brutal dictatorship,…