To please my awoken wish to travel and actually to learn something, I let me talk into participating a summer school in Klaipeda, Lithuania this summer. Whereby the actual knowledge transfer was a too not-applicable and theoretic for my taste, I met a bunch of awesome people. As a bonus we also did a couple trips. Here I want to show my impressions of the Nationalpark Kuršie Nerija, which is situated on an island right in front of the coast of Klaipeda. It's a place I highly recommend to visit!
As this semester, the last one filled with lectures, proceeded I felt the urge to travel a bit more, to use my remaining freedom as a student. It therefore came in handy, that our Russian exchange students wanted to visit Prague, a beautiful old city I only visited in Winter before. So we seized the opportunity of a free weekend, booked a bus and explored the city of Prague.
The Wacky Wine Festival is wine tasting festival in the Robertson Wine Valley, which is located only a couple car hours away from Cape Town. With each ticket you get up to 5 taste coupons for each wine farm, so there was plenty of wine to taste. This led to the result, that I captured far less impression, than I intended to...
My latest exploration of the beautiful Western Cape took a group of friends and me to the top of Table Mountain. But instead of simply taking the cable car, we decided to hike/climb all the way up to the top, starting in Kristenbosch Botanical garden and take the Skeleton Gorge route up.
A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine took me out on a hike at Jonkerhoek, a "small" National Park near Stellenbosch. Due to some time mismanagement and restrictions we changed the plan of going up the mountains, to explore the waterfalls more deeply. So what started as a journey to get nice area shots, ended up as an small adventure exploring the kind of hidden waterfalls of Jonkerhoek. Luckily it rained the day before, so there was a lot of water to break the light.