Cheetahs – the Race for Survival

  They are smaller, smoother and sleeker than any other member of the big cat family. When you have a look at their aerodynamic body structure; extra-large heart and lungs, narrow waist, flexible spine, long legs and big muscles – it is clear this specimen was made for speed! But there’s a relevant question being asked by…

5 Ways Not to be Eco

… WHAT ARE WE STILL GETTING WRONG ABOUT THE WAY WE TRAVEL?     We hear a lot these days about being eco, bio, natural, organic and sustainable in many aspects of our lives. People seem to have realized that their small actions do have a huge impact on our environment and that this impact,…

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…

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…

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 Oktoberfest and “ordnung muss sein” legacy, so you might get an…