Archive | April, 2014

8+ ways to stay in touch with your beloved ones while travelling


Does it happen to you as well that your relatives, friends, neighbours and acquaintances moan because they never hear from you, while you’re discovering the world?

I have to admit, it’s sometimes hard to talk to my 83 year old grandma while we drive motocross in Madagascar or scuba dive on the Seychelles. My old life seems to be so far away. I’d like to adjust to the new culture, the people we meet and the amazing, but sometimes ugly treats. Calling people at home is like talking to a stranger on the moon. Kind of. But you know, how I mean it, don’t you? It’s so far away that my grandmas’ glasses are broken or my friend doesn’t know how to start potty training. Continue Reading →

Playmobil Funpark near Nuremberg – a must do playground if you’re around

playmobil funpark

I have to admit that I’ve been there in April, 2014 for the first time. Shame on me! I really regret not having been there earlier. My kids are now 4 and 2. I am sure we would have spent lovely days there.

The Playmobil Funpark is one of the only well designed and pedagogic valuable parks I know so far – and believe me, we’ve visited many during our travels through Europe and the rest of the world. Continue Reading →

Left luggage at Mahe, main Airport of the Seychelles

While planning our second family trip to the Seychelles I tried to get information about the left luggage office (baggage room). It was hard to find any reliable information online. Neither the Tourism Board nor the airport provided an email adress, prices or opening hours.

As we stayed only 3 days on the Seychelles we wanted to leave 3 suitcases at the airport. Coincidentally the luggage left office was still open (9pm).

Here the price: Continue Reading →

Why you shouldn’t miss to workout while travelling – insider workout travel tips

Travelling around is exciting and inspiring. New countries, architecture one has never seen before, getting oriented and trying all the strange food is just like being born into a new world again.

First you look around and have no clue who those people are. They share your place and communicate somehow with you, even only nonverbal. But who are they? What are their values? Their dreams and sorrows? Continue Reading →

Mauritius dolphin watching – a unique experience

Dolphins meet every morning in front of La Preneuse Beach. Since many years it’s an important part of the tourist industry to offer boat trips to watch and snorkel with them. Different opinions exist from “It’s cruelty to the dolphins! All these people jumping in the sea and swimming with them.” to “If they wouldn’t like it they could descent. But they even seem to play with the tourists.”.

However, we wanted to form our own opinion about Mauritius dolphin watching: Continue Reading →

Horse race in Mauritius: 5 reasons to get there

Forget your prejudices about horse races. Elitist sport, cruel jockeys and compulsive gamblers. Sure, someones’ world is black or white. Better make your own experience. I collected 5 reasons why you should give it a try:

1.Saturday hangout

What do you do on a Saturday? For us Saturdays are odd days in between the normal working week and the free Sunday. On a Saturday you can work till noon and spend the rest of the day on grocery shopping. But you could also finish early or don’t even start working and let the weekend begin.Most racing days start at noon. The last race will be at around 4pm. You can join whenever you’d like. Also only for two races. Continue Reading →

Mon Choisy Beach, the place of happy people

Under trees one can enjoy the more than 3km long beach of Mon Choisy. During the week it’s very calm and only visited by tourists whereas the weekends turn it into a party place. Grandpas playing with their children in the water, Indian families dining on the beach and young people playing football.


This girl and his grandpa played for more than 1 hour the same game: she is splashing him water over his head, laughing and having a lot of fun. After some minutes he took the beer can and splashed water over her head. Laughing made him look like a young boy again.

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A perfect sunday hangout: The Coral Tree Restaurant at Westcoast Island, La Preneuse

It occurs to us that we find it difficult to go out for lunch or dinner with the kids. We prefer eating at home, because it’s just a mess with them: spaghetti all over the floor, screaming child because she likes to have the salami we always have instead of the one the restaurant serves, knocked over drinks create a stressful atmosphere.

Nevertheless sometimes we are just on our way, badly prepared with nothing to eat with us. So we have to go somewhere.


We stumbled in the Coral Tree Restaurant by recommendation of our skipper. Continue Reading →

Zip Line Tour Mauritius at Domaine de Chazal

The mauritian “djungle” is greener than green. Especially in the south, where it’s raining almost every night. The GREEN green of sugar cane, palms and trees hanging their branches over deep valleys, combined with birdsongs and a feeling of freedom. That’s the beginning of a small adventure.

I decided to do a zip line tour on Mauritius with friends at Domaine de Chazal, near Souillac in the south of Mauritius. This Domaine is beautifully designed with lakes, sunloungers, a restaurant and of course the amusing tour guides.

In a professional manner they started putting us the climbing harnest on. After a short ride we started on one side of the valley. Inspecting the zip line and the valley we were not very sure if this is scary or great. IMG_2529

Leaving our children at home with their daddies meant that we were finally doing something only for ourselves. No feeding, filling up drinking bottles, dispute settling or tired, moaning child next to us. It was wonderful!! Continue Reading →