the plan for the 2017 adventure After a prolonged to-and-fro, we decided to climb a rather tall-ish mountain in Yunnan. The plan was simple (at least on paper…): fly to Lijiang in Yunnan province, drive to Haba village, acclimatize for one day, walk up to the base camp (4100 meters above sea level), acclimatize for […]
Gone seem the days when the standard date was an invitation and a meal and flowers and a movie and a dance etc. Now a bar with WiFi does the job – a clear case of disruption …..
getting there The northern part of Luzon, the main island of the Philippines, promises some interesting hiking. Only one little challenge: it takes over six hours by car to get there from Manila, the capital of the Republic. Early March 2017, I joined a group for a hike up Mount Ulap (loosely translated into “mountain of the […]
Cure Restaurant, Singapore Cure Restaurant Visually very appealing, freshly prepared and artisan-style decorated three course lunch menu for app SGD 54 (incl GST and service charge) per person. Friendly and attentive service; restaurant is located in a shop house @ 21 Keong Saik Road Singapore 089128. We highly recommend the place with two small caveats: they should […]
and now… for a little advertisement: I keep business and pleasure separate on the web and social media, but the 1st birthday of my consulting company Megrow Pte Ltd deserves a mention here ! Have a look at the company website by clicking on the company logo: achtung – unterbrecherwerbung! Ich trenne Beruf und […]
I got a chance to join a one day trip from Manila to Pico de Loro (“Parrot’s Peak” in Spanish), a 600 meters hill about 60 km to the south west of the capital of the Philippines. For the uninitiated: people in the Philippines like to get up early, I mean really early as in really really […]
Twice the chance to witness very unusual cloud constellations PS: just in case you wonder: yes, Im doing VERY well… PS II: if you look at the pictures at 100% size, the limitations of the iPhone sensor are obvious: noise like there is no tomorrow….
The sights are beautiful and aplenty, the whole town-centre is a gigantic pedestrian zone, knick-knack shopping, sight-seeing, people watching and snack-indulgence heaven. The crowds can be overwhelming, however just step 100 meters away from the main thoroughfare and you find quiet restaurants, friendly service and good food. The pics in the gallery could lead to the […]
Father-daughter day: a very nice excursion to Cheung Chau Island, a 30+ minutes ferry trip from Hong Kong Island. After a bumpy ferry ride and a ridiculously unsuccessful try to rent a bicycle, we did some sight seeing: A nice lunch (aircon is a real gift when its 35 degrees outside) followed by a round of […]
A deal is a deal is a deal… one week after the beautiful hike up the “Hinteri Egg” we scaled Mont Raimeux, the tallest mountain of Switzerland’s youngest Canton, the Jura. A well maintained trail snails up the Jura folds, a good two hours after we left Moutier, we reached the peak at 1302 meters […]