Travel blog on one-of-a-kind travel experiences

Travel blog on one-of-a-kind travel experiences

World-famous Tuscany — cypresses, green hills, art, culture, wine, truffles, pasta and … Pinocchio. Pinocchio!? Definitely! the little guy made of wood that always fascinated me even as a kid. Now he’s casting his spell over me again. But this time not just in my imagination, but right here, in his Tuscan home.

Tuscany is a paradise for gourmands. Regional specialties range from wild pig to Pecorino cheese and truffles to the renowned cantucci almond cookies. In the mountain village of Castelfalfi we tasted our way through the exquisite Tuscan cuisine:

Art, culture, tradition, and delights for the palate in the midst of painterly landscapes: Tuscany is one of the most popular vacation regions in Italy. And it’s where Pinocchio hails from!


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The swimming elephants of Botswana’s Chobe River
By Katja Birrer

Botswana’s Chobe National Park, which takes its name from the river flowing through it, shelters one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. The largest remaining population of elephants…

Ngoma Safari Lodge dining room with a view
Ngoma Safari Lodge – a wilderness outpost?
By Walter Schaerer

The first place we bedded down in Botswana was at the Ngoma Safari Lodge. We’d heard and read a great deal about this luxury destination: the accommodations are supposedly beyond belief…

Once, when I was still in elementary school, I went hiking on the Rigi with my class. Back then, I managed to restrain my enthusiasm for hikes – queen of the mountains, oh, puhleeze. But I really looked forward to the part where you got cervelat sausage from the grill or the pure joy of spending a day with your class mates anywhere but in the classroom. I see things a little differently today…

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