Elafonisi is one of the most well-known beaches not only in Crete but also entire Greece as I learned. A famous summer hotspot with a strange morphology and a stunning, beige dust like sand. Located at the western part of Hania the area offers two adjacent beaches that are connected to the small peninsula right opposite them with a sandy pice of land, the place is a heaven. The sand has taken its exceptional pink-beige hue from broken shells, while the wide area is a shelter for endangered careta-careta turtles.
Frangokastello is the location of a castle and scattered settlement on the south coast of Crete which was built by the Venetians in 1371-74 as a garrison to impose order on the rebellious Sfakia region, to deter pirates, and to protect Venetian nobles and their properties. Orthi Ammos is a sandy oasis app. 10min walk at the road from Frangokastelo to the east. Orthi Ammos is partially protected from south winds and has beautiful turquoise waters, the sand dunes and the overall unspoiled scenery made swimming merely unforgettable!
First 24h in Tanzania, just arrived and already off to a Safari with 4 incredible days somewhere in Africa...this is a nice start and basics as I learned :-) "The phrase Big Five [...] refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot. The collection consists of the lion, African elephant, cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros. The members of the Big Five were chosen for the difficulty in hunting them and the degree of danger involved, rather than their size [...]" - from Wikipedia
Just in between travelling back from Vianen (NL) and forth to Alphen (NL), one day in Hamburg, fall at its best...weekend 8th/9th of October. Haven't been there for a while and it changed quite a bit. Beautiful scenery!
While trying to escape from my Macbook, we went to Leipzig and were lucky last week: beautiful weather to get my head clear and focussed again. Although I have been quite often for work in Leipzig, this time was purely private and I even saw Joerg Graeser live at Zoo in Leipzig :-).