I could live here! Maybe …

For four years we are traveling continuously around the world at a slow pace.

Sometimes the travel blues gets us and we miss a home.

Then the even bigger challenge awaits us:

In which country could we live happily?

Traveling without a home base is tedious at times. Living out of a suitcase, always looking for affordable accommodation and limited privacy are but a few of the inconveniences.

Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa

When the thrill of looking around the next corner doesn’t outweigh the burdens of hitting the road again and again, we ask ourselves, wouldn’t it be time after four years of continuous travels to settle down? But where?

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Cheetahs Threatened With Extinction

One of my favorite wild cats is undoubtedly the graceful cheetah. Unfortunately a new survey shows that the numbers of Cheetahs in the wild are declining much more rapidly than previously estimated.

We met a few cheetah mams with their cubs on the South African side of the Kgalagadi Frontier Park.

Can this unfortunate development be reversed in time?

Visiting the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa we encountered the graceful fastest land animal on Earth, the Cheetah. Being at the rim of extinction its a rare experience to see cheetahs in the wild.

Over the last hundred years their numbers dropped from hundred thousand to merely only  7,100 adult cheetahs remaining in the wild as they lost more than ninety percent of there natural habitat to human populations.

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The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Traveling

We travel slowly around the world for four years continuously. Does that mean that we are always happy what we are doing? Here you find our list of the GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY of traveling.

On the road four years and counting, and not thinking of quitting just yet.

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi,Tanzania and Kenya to Argentina and Ecuador. To the USA and on to France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria and Germany.

Since the UK voted themselves out of the European Union they get a sentence (pun intended) all of their own. Continue reading “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Traveling”

Motorcycle In The Back Mirror

Motorcycles on the road frighten the bejesus out of me! – Thoughts of a life-loving car driver about bikers and their cherished speed.

What is it about motor bikers that they always seem to want to go as fast as possible? I recently read about a guy in England who got busted doing 167km/h and I commented that he should be locked up. Continue reading “Motorcycle In The Back Mirror”

4 Pro And Cons Of Couch Surfing from Grey World Nomads Perspective

Is it recommendable to use Couch Surfing by means of travelling on a budget? Isn’t couch-surfing just for young world travelers and broke students? Grey World Nomads share their experiences as Couch Surfers in Europe.
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Traveling Europe for a couple of months and then the United Kingdom for half a year I figured, our budget wouldn’t last long if we’d stay in bed & breakfasts and hotels between our house sitting assignments.

As we’d had a lovely couch surfing experience last year with a family in Durban, South Africa, I wanted to give it a closer look also for Europe despite the fact that most hosts were in their twenties.   Continue reading “4 Pro And Cons Of Couch Surfing from Grey World Nomads Perspective”

Notes From The Black Isle in Scotland

We wouldn’t have found the Black Isle if not for a house sit in Culbokie. The green (not black) – peninsula (not isle) – lies in middle of tidal sea tongues which offer living space for a variety of wildlife like birds and bottle nose dolphins.

Plans to use this idyll for crude oil transfer from tanker to tanker threaten the biosphere.

The last two weeks of our half year trip around the United Kingdom we spent on the Black Isle  which lies north of Inverness in Scotland.

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Mad Scots And Crazy Englishman

After half a year in the UK I dare to reveal some of my discoveries about the English and the Scots.
#scotland #england #visitscotland

Its 7.30am and I am out on my first walk in the English countryside with the two dogs. Coming towards me is an old Gentleman who is also out with his dog. He says to me in passing ‘going to be a luvely day today’! Continue reading “Mad Scots And Crazy Englishman”