Mountain of the Sun Jebel Shams, Oman

Jebel Shams, the “mountain of the sun” is, with over 3000 meters above sea level, Oman’s highest mountain. Right next to it, cutting through the mountains, is Wadi Ghul, creating what is known as the Grand Canyon of Oman. Up the mountain The highest peak is military area and access is therefore restricted. It’s possible…

Your Majesty, the Kings Canyon Northern Territory, Australia

Equally far from Alice Springs as Uluru and Kata Tjuta lies the truly majestic Kings Canyon. The rim walk A short and easy walk leads, not very far, into the canyon. Much better however, and really amazing is the walk along the canyon’s rim. On days when the temperature exceeds 36°C, a part of the…

Stone Age: Ischigualasto and Talampaya Argentina

From the town of Perito Moreno, where we visited the Cueva de las Manos, we went straight to Villa Unión in order to visit the famous Talampaya and Ischigualasto parks. “Straight to Villa Unión” actually means that we spent 4 days in buses, with stops in Bariloche, Neuquén (where we happened to be there on…