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Barcelona vacation 2021

On 9. May, the state of alert due to the health crisis in Spain was lifted and it feels like everything is back to the way it used to be. Stores, restaurants and bars have reopened, although many fell by the wayside during the long lock-down and subsequent restrictions. Tourists are also making a tentative comeback. But many people are still uncertain about what to expect in Barcelona.

This post is to help you get an idea of what it's like in the Catalan capital at the moment and whether it's safe to travel to Barcelona.

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Pokhara : My top tips for sightseeing & Activities

Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal and is geographically located like the "navel of Nepal" pretty much in the middle of the country. While the Annapurna massif with a total of three 8000m peaks – the Annapurna, the Manaslu and the Dhaulagiri – can be seen imposingly from viewpoints in the distance, Pokhara itself is only at an altitude of 930m. Most impressively the holy and "only" 6997m high Machapuchare, also called Fishtail, towers over the city, which I remember as the most modern tourist hotspot by Nepalese standards.

Pokhara is because of its central location the starting point for numerous trekking tours and a recreational paradise for the time afterwards. Hardly anyone who visits Nepal does not come here.

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Travel costs in Australia

Australia Costs

Australia is known to be an expensive place and is in terms of living and travel costs significantly above those of Germany and most other countries. Especially as a backpacker you often have a limited budget and have to turn over every cent twice. The possibilities to earn money with the working holiday visa in Australia make it possible to afford a longer stay on the red continent despite the high costs. Without this visa probably only a fraction of the backpackers in Australia would be on the road as it is currently the case.

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Why make a trip to Lake Baikal in winter?

At least since Klaus Bednarz brought us closer to this region in the 1990s through his travel reports with the "Ballad of Lake Baikal", many people in this country also dream of a trip to Lake Baikal. Many travelers have since come to know and love this lake. We have also contributed our part: already in 1991 we, from biss, made a first pilot trip to Lake Baikal with more than 10 participants. It took us another 10 years to establish a rhythm of regular hiking trips to Baikal. (the Russians call Lake Baikal simply "Baikal" and often even the Siberian Sea) Although I have been to the Siberian Sea many times privately and as a tour guide, Lake Baikal has not lost any of its magic.

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Port Elizabeth – more than just a stopover

You are planning a trip to South Africa and you have a stopover in Port Elizabeth? Maybe you spend a night there to drive to the Addo National Park the next day. Or for some reason you are staying in the city for several days and you are now wondering what to see in Port Elizabeth. If you don't have much time and want to check off the most important points, we recommend you read through our blogpost on the top 10 things to do in Port Elizabeth. But if you're a little more interested in the city and possibly want to get involved with Port Elizabeth for a longer period of time like we did, here's a little overview of the main neighborhoods and recommendations.

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MBA study abroad

The M.B.A. Is the highest business degree in the U.S. However, the title is also on everyone's lips in Germany – university journals are full of M.B.A.-Offers and articles describing the positive effects of this degree. Due to its very practice-oriented content – from applied economics with so-called case studies – it has become the most popular additional qualification in German business studies. Career opportunities and starting salaries with M.B.A. are higher than without this valuable qualification.

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Palm Beach on Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria has been so popular for many decades – and therefore also with an older audience – because it has an almost ideal climate all year round… So it's already there. Unbelievable that I write these lines. But after my cruciate ligament surgery, I appreciated the joint- and rheumatism-friendly weather and moved a part of my rehab to the Canary Islands. What I needed? Peace, beach, sunshine, good food and a great hotel, ideally with a wellness and physio department.

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Best time to visit the Azores: 5 tips & Info

Colorful flowers in the Azores

You love to discover nature while hiking, you want to swim with dolphins or watch whales one day? And all this in pleasant, not too hot temperatures? Then the nine Azores islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean are perfect for you. In this article you will learn tips& info about the best time to travel to the Azores and when to do which activities best.

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Danube Region Upper Austria: A Day of Walking, Pleasure & Deceleration

Where nature is present and not constricted, it is at its best. The Danube region is such a corner, where you feel as if man had not interfered with the natural cycle and course of nature.

Upper Austria is the perfect region for active vacationers or those who simply want to unwind. Next to wild orchards, dense forests and the constant contact with the lifeline, the Danube, one feels again aware of what nature can achieve.