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Holiday park Duynvoet Schoorl – Holiday in the idyll of Holland

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The pretty little town of Schoorl is located northwest of Alkmaar in the northern part of Holland. It is known and loved for its cute centre and the famous Schoorlse Duinen National Park. The dune area is the most diverse as well as the widest natural area on the Dutch coast and is interspersed with wonderful walking and cycling paths. They lead holidaymakers to great beaches again and again. Schoorl is perfect for those who enjoy nature and tranquillity and want a relaxing holiday by the sea. If you are looking for a beautiful holiday home, the modern holiday home complex Dutchen Duynvoet Schoorl is perfect for you.

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Luxurious living in the middle of nature

The light-flooded rooms and generous window fronts catch the eye as soon as you enter the luxurious holiday homes. Park Dutchen Duynvoet Schoorl is extremely family-friendly and ideal for children down to the smallest detail. Each villa has a high chair, stair gates are available and there is also a cot. On the sunny terrace, guests will find their own fireplace, which is the centrepiece of the house. This setting is ideal for cosy evenings by the fire. If it gets too chilly during the cooler months, house guests can warm up in their private outdoor Finnish sauna. Some holiday homes also have a whirlpool – so relaxation of body and mind is guaranteed. On balmy summer days, the hammock in the garden invites you to relax and dogs are also welcome in the complex and find plenty of space to romp around. After having enjoyed a hearty breakfast, holidaymakers are spoilt for choice with numerous activities in Schoorl, the nature park and the inviting surroundings with their diverse offers.

Leisure activities around Schoorl

After only ten minutes by car or optionally 15 minutes by bike, the guests of the resort already reach the beautiful beach of Camperduin. Its highlight for children is a large wooden pirate ship that invites them to play and climb. There is also a great lagoon, which invites you to swim even in the cooler months when the sea is still too cold. If holidaymakers don’t feel like moving their car, they can walk to the “Schoorlse Duinen” National Park directly from the garden gate of the holiday home along a beautifully laid-out footpath. Hargen an Zee beach is also recommended, and everyone can find their own ideal spot. While there are bars and small beach parties on some stretches of beach, other stretches are totally quiet and you can still find quiet spots to be undisturbed even in high season. If you want a bit of variety, you can take part in various water sports activities. Stand-up paddle lessons are organised as well as the option of windsurfing and wave surfing.

In and around Schoorl you will find modern restaurants with typical Dutch dishes and plenty of fresh fish on offer. If you like cheese, you should visit the famous cheese market in Alkmaar, which is only a short drive away. There are plenty of places to eat and drink, as well as places to go on bad weather days. Those traveling with children can visit the fun indoor playgrounds. A visit to the Alpaca Eco Farm is also very worthwhile on nice days, but should definitely be booked in advance. The alpaca farm offers the opportunity to cuddle with the cute animals, drink a cup of tea or go on fun walks with the alpacas.

Holiday park Dutchen Duynvoet Schoorl is optimal for all nature lovers, animal owners, family people and also couples who like to take time out in the middle of the beautiful North Holland nature. Guests always have the choice of enjoying their privacy in the luxurious houses or being in the middle of the extensive dune landscape or the beautiful centre of Schoorl within a few minutes.

Hotel Bachmair Weissach: Family holiday at Lake Tegernsee

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The Spa & Resort Bachmair Weissach is located on the beautiful Tegernsee and is ideal for all families looking for a relaxing time out together. Due to the great location near the lake, guests can swim in Lake Tegernsee during the summer months and take advantage of its water sports facilities. Dog owners can bring their four-legged friends, as not only the resort but also its surroundings are extremely dog-friendly. Everyone will find the peace and quiet they need here to switch off and regenerate body and mind.

Living in style at Lake Tegernsee

The Spa & Resort Bachmair Weissach attaches great importance to regionality, which is also reflected in the design of the rooms. Materials such as reed linen were used to keep the interior as natural as possible. In soft shades, all rooms are bright, minimalist and modern, but are refined by traditional Tegernsee design. The clubhouses directly on the lakeside are particularly exclusive. With a great deal of privacy and comfort, guests can relax wonderfully while enjoying the lakeside sauna in winter and the adjacent lido in summer.

Culinary delights at the Spa & Resort Bachmair Weissach

The fresh and really delicious breakfast is served in the cosy atmosphere of the pavilion. In addition to sweet and savoury dishes, freshly squeezed juices and the option of à la carte ordering, there is nothing lacking. A special highlight is the healthy etagere, which together with the vitamin-rich juices and extras like chia pudding is ideal for nutrition-conscious guests. The great service with extremely friendly staff rounds off the culinary experience perfectly.

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For dinner, guests can choose from three different upscale restaurants. From alpine cuisine to modern Far Eastern cuisine with sushi variations, everything is represented. Additional options for dinner can be found in the clubhouse, the Tegernsee Phantastisch as well as in Bad Wiessee.

Relaxation for the whole family

All resort residents enjoy proper wellness time-out in the Family Spa. This is designed so that children can play and slide in the pool, which is easily visible and heated to 28 degrees, while parents are pampered. A family whirlpool is available for shared bubbly experiences. Those who want to get some exercise can do a few laps in the 15-metre swimming pool, always keeping an eye on the children as they frolic in the water. For cosy moments of relaxation with the whole family, the 65-degree family sauna is available. In the relaxation room made of fragrant pine wood, the body can calm down afterwards. The soothing atmosphere, pleasant temperature and the many indirect light sources in the spa area ensure that guests relax completely and leave everyday life behind.

Those who fancy a round of wellness without a child can make use of the Kids Club. This looks after the little guests from the age of three.

Things to do in Tegernsee

Not only family guests of the Spa & Resort Bachmair can playfully learn and discover in the 2,700 square metre “TEGERNSEE PHANTASTISCH” adventure world. The region, landscape, environment, traditions as well as the art and sport of Lake Tegernsee are the thematic focus and entertain every age group – ideal even if the weather does not play along, because the entire area is indoor.

The Alpakahof Tegernsee is only a three-minute drive away and perfect for beautiful days. Pre-booked guests can get close to the animals, learn from and with them or hike together with them. In the midst of the alpine surroundings, unforgettable impressions are created with the gentle creatures.

Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Santa Claus is right on the doorstep 😉 But wait, are you still looking for a unique Christmas present and can’t make it to the city or order something? No problem! With this gift, you can definitely surprise your loved one, and they will, for sure, not forget Christmas this year.

Did you know that you can now fly directly to New York from all major German airports for less than 300€ (return flight)? For this unique surprise, you have to do the following steps!

  • Open the page Google Flights, enter your departure airport, and don’t forget the destination: New York. Then you can choose the travel period. The date display shows you directly when it is cheapest. I recommend flying for 4-5 days. For example, from Wednesday/Thursday to Sunday. So you don’t need to take so many holidays.
  • Flights booked? First, take a deep breath and be happy!!! Because it goes straight to New York!
  • Don’t forget your ESTA visa. It takes about 5 minutes online, and you’d need it for the entry.
  • Now you probably need a place to stay. I usually always book via Booking.com. It is important that you live in Manhattan. This will save you transportation costs. It is also not necessarily more expensive. You just have to find the offers on Booking. You can also check out holiday pirates or holiday gurus. They always pick out hotels that often have offers. You will pay about 350€-650€ for a double room for 2 persons in a 3 or 4-star hotel. More expensive options are, of course, always available. The NoMad Hotels often have special offers or the Hyatt Hotel on Times Square.
  • Now you already have a flight and a hotel. All you only need are tickets for Top of the Rock or the Empire State Building. New York is not a cheap city, and, therefore, you should be well prepared.
  • How you can save time & money? Just get your New York Pass from Attraction Tickets Direct. The Pass gives you access to over 100 top New York attractions. You get the tickets directly to your smartphone, and at many attractions, you have a fast track ticket and don’t have to queue. All the famous attractions are covered by the ticket. I also ordered it before one of my New York trips.
    • Some attractions included are:
      • Top of the Rock
      • Empire State Building
      • Statue of Liberty
      • Madame Tussauds
      • MoMa
      • NBC Studio Tour and much more!
  • After about 30 minutes, you will have booked your unforgettable Christmas present. Now you only have to wrap it. At Pinterest, you can even find instructions on how to make flight tickets, for example. Or get a nice card and be creative!

I wish you a Merry Christmas & a good trip!

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48 hours in Doha

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Countless times I have landed in Qatar Airways in Doha and have always said that I have to look at such a city with such an impressive airport! On our trip to Australia, I finally managed to spend two days in the capital of Qatar. Since I only had 2 days to explore the city, I was afraid that it would be too short to get a feel for the city and the people. But I was wrong!

If you’re not sure what to do in the magical city in the Middle East, take a look at what we’ve done in 48 hours.

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Where to stay

It was not so easy to make the right choice at the luxurious Doha hotel deal, but we chose the Sheraton Grand Doha!


It is one of the few hotels that also has a beach. If we are already in a warm country, we always want to spend some time on the water and of course in the sun! Also, from the beach you have direct views of Doha’s skyline and if that’s not enough, you can visit the Nusr-ET restaurant on the hotel grounds.

We did not make it locally, but I have seen many impressive moments from the Nusr-ET restaurants on Instagram. We had dinner in the restaurant “La Veranda” on the seafront overlooking the skyline. The Shearaton Grand Doha is a great place to relax before heading on the next trip! The central location is ideal for exploring the city and spending little time in the car.

The Sheraton Grand Doha won me directly when the airport shuttle had Wi-Fi. I also liked the modern equipment of the gym with sea view !

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Doha, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Sheraton, Qatar Airways
Doha, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Sheraton, Qatar Airways
Doha, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Sheraton, Qatar Airways
Doha, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Sheraton, Qatar Airways

What to do

Visit the Museum of Islamic Art

The Museum of Islamic Art is an absolute must in Doha. It represents Islamic art from three continents and over 1,400 years. The building itself is also beautiful, with a downstairs café and a gorgeous upstairs gourmet restaurant with spectacular views of the Doha skyline.

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Visit Katara Cultural Village

Opened in 2010, Katara Cultural Village is not only a beautiful place, but also offers various workshops, exhibitions and celebrations throughout the year. Katara Masjid is one of the most beautiful masjids in Qatar and you should definitely see them! Also the way to the Katara Cultural Village is the exciting development of the city of Doha.

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Visit the famous Souq Waqif

We visited the Souq Waqif during the day, I can not recommend that to you!

Visit him in the evening when not only the tourists are there, but also the locals. In many shops you can see spices and crafts and, of course, take home as a gift.

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An absolute shopping highlight is the Venetian-style Mall. As in Venice, you can take the ferries through the mall. At shops you will not miss a big name here!

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Things to know

  • In the summer months it can be up to 50 degrees. In November it is between 25 degrees and 30 degrees. We found it very pleasant!
  • Qatar is a Muslim country. Especially as a woman you should always try to cover his shoulders and knees. This makes you feel safer and avoids unpleasant situations.
  • During Ramadan in Doha you can not eat in public places from sunrise to sunset.
  • No alcohol may be brought into the country. Alcohol on the spot is not necessarily cheap.
  • In Doha there are taxis but also UBER, which you can order via the app.
  • Doha is also preparing to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022, for which the country will build 12 eco-friendly stadiums, some of which can accommodate up to 80,000 people.
  • If you’re flying with Qatar Airways, you can enjoy a 5-star Doha hotel stay for only $ 23 offered by Qatar Airways and the Qatar Tourism Authority as part of their Qatar stopover program. This applies to both economy and business class tickets. Find out more here: Experience Qatar during your stopover.
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So do not forget to check Qatar Airways on your next long-haul flight to see if you can make a quick stopover in Doha.

48 hours in Dresden – Travel Guide to Dresden

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When it comes to travelling, why go so far when you have so many great places nearby! Berlin, Munich, and Hamburg are the most famous cities for a city break in Germany. However, I keep writing and telling everyone that Germany has so much more to offer. Last year, I was in Heidelberg and gave an account of it. This summer took me to Dresden. I am still going back and forth from the baroque Old Town on the Elbe. A visit to Dresden offers a diverse range of activites, since not only culture enthusiasts but also shopping lovers will get their money’s worth!

Warum soll man eigentlich so weit verreisen, wenn man so viele tolle Orte in der Nähe hat! Berlin, München und Hamburg sind die bekanntesten Städte für einen Städtetrip in Deutschland. Allerdings schreibe ich immer wieder, dass Deutschland so viel mehr zu bieten hat! Letztes Jahr war ich erst in Heidelberg und habe darüber berichtet. Diesen Sommer hat es mich nach Dresden verschlagen! Ich bin immer noch hin und weg von der barocken Altstadt an der Elbe! Ein Besuch in Dresden ist super abwechslungsreich, da nicht nur Kulturbegeisterte, sondern auch Shoppingliebhaber voll auf Ihre Kosten kommen!

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How to get to Dresden

Many roads lead to Dresden as well as to almost all places in the world. If you live in Germany, you should consider the distance based on the faced whether the person is traveling by car, train, or plane. We flew from Cologne, which was very pleasant. The flight does not even take an hour, and the small airport in Dresden makes the arrival and departure totally easy. The central station is, of course, central and is approached by almost all major cities within Germany. Of course, you can also consider whether you want to travel by bus rather than by car.

For all those living outside of Germany, I would always recommend taking the flight path. If there is no direct flight to Dresden, you can also drive from or to Dresden within 2 hours.

Auch nach Dresden führen wie zu fast allen Orten auf der Welt viele Wege. Wer in Deutschland wohnt, sollte anhand der Entfernung abwägen, ob er mit dem Auto, der Bahn oder dem Flugzeug anreist. Wir sind von Köln aus geflogen, was total angenehm war! Der Flug dauert noch nicht Mal eine Stunde und der kleine Flughafen in Dresden macht die An- und Abreise total einfach! Der Hauptbahnhof liegt natürlich zentraler und wird von fast allen Großstädten innerhalb Deutschlands angefahren! Natürlich könnt ihr auch überlegen, ob ihr anstatt mit dem Auto mit dem Bus anreisen möchtet.

Für alle außerhalb Deutschlands würde ich immer den Flugweg empfehlen! Sollte es keinen Direktflug nach Dresden geben, kann man auch innerhalb von 2 Stunden von Prag oder Berlin aus nach Dresden fahren.

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What to Do

As already mentioned, there are countless possibilities when it comes to enjoyable activities in Dresden. But (!!) I especially liked that I could see all the main attractions, where the city thrives just after the 2 days of my arrival Dresden so, I didn’t miss out on anything.

I would start your tour at the Neumarkt, where you are at the same time directly at the Frauenkirche. On Neumarkt, you will find numerous cafes and restaurants overlooking the Frauenkirche. In good weather, you should definitely enjoy a glass of wine with a view of the Frauenkirche.

From here it is only a few meters to the Elbe. You will pass the Fürstenzug, Residenzschloss and the Augustusbrücke. Despite the construction of many new buildings and reconstructions, there is still a certain charm from the past infused here.

In particular, you will notice on the way to the Zwinger Palace, how clean the Old Town and the sights are.

If you are already looking forward to a little compensation for the sightseeing program, you can walk straight from the kennel garden to the shopping center “Altmarkt-Galerie Dresden.”

If you have no fixed program in the evening, I would definitely look at what movie in the open-air cinema is running. You cannot only watch entertaining movies but also sit right in front of the Elbe. Things can get hardly more romantic than that!

On the second day, the merged parks of Schloss Albrechtsberg, Lingnerschloss, Schloss Eckberg, and Saloppe, are definitely worth a visit. It’s best to go by tram. Just get information shortly beforehand, which train goes there. The journey takes about 25 minutes.

I have listed all the places in the Google Maps view again. You can even save the map in your app so that the locations are always displayed on your map in Dresden.

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Dresden, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Travel Guide, Steigenberger Hotel

Dresden, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Travel Guide, Steigenberger Hotel

Dresden, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Travel Guide, Steigenberger Hotel

Dresden, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Travel Guide, Steigenberger Hotel

Wie bereits erwähnt gibt es unzählige Möglichkeiten an Aktivitäten in Dresden! ABER (!!) besonders gefallen hat mir, dass ich nach den 2 Tagen in Dresden schon den Hauptkern sehen konnte und mich dafür nicht abhetzen musste!

Ich würde eure Tour am Neumarkt starten, wo ihr gleichzeitig auch direkt an der Frauenkirche seid! Direkt am Neumarkt findet ihr zahlreiche Cafés und Restaurants mit Blick auf die Frauenkirche. Bei schönem Wetter sollte man auf jeden Fall ein Glas Wein mit dem Blick auf die Frauenkirche genießen.

Von hier aus sind es nur wenige Meter bis zur Elbe. Ihr kommt am Fürstenzug,  Residenzschloss sowie an der Augustbrücke vorbei! Trotz der vielen Neubauten und Rekonstruktionen besteht immer noch ein gewisser Charme aus der Vergangenheit.

Insbesondere wird euch auf dem weiteren Weg zum Zwingerpalast auffallen, wie sauber die Altstadt und die Sehenswürdigkeiten sind.

Wer sich jetzt schon auf einen kleinen Ausgleich zum Sightseeing Programm freut, kann vom Zwingergarten direkt in Richtung Shoppingcenter „Altmarkt-Galerie Dresden“ laufen.

Solltet ihr abends noch kein festes Programm haben, würde ich auf jeden Fall mal schauen welcher Film im Open Air Kino läuft. Ihr seht nicht nur unterhaltsame Kinofilme, sondern sitzt auch direkt vor der Elbe. Romantischer geht es kaum!

Am zweiten Tag lohnt es sich die verschmolzen Parkanlagen von Schloss Albrechtsberg, Lingnerschloss, Schloss Eckberg und Saloppe anschauen zu fahren. Ihr kommt ihr am besten mit der Straßenbahn hin. Informiert euch einfach kurz vorher, welche Bahn dorthin fährt. Die Fahrt dauert ca. 25 Minuten.

Alle Orte habe ich euch nochmal in der Google Maps Ansicht aufgeführt. Ihr könnt die Karte sogar in eurer App speichern, so dass euch die Orte immer auf eurer Karte in Dresden angezeigt werden.

Where to stay

It’s like they always say save the best for the last. You do not have accommodation yet for your trip to Dresden, and are still looking for something right in the city center? Well then, not to worry I have found the perfect place for you. The Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe is located right in the heart of the Saxon capital. Location and staff have earned 10 out of 10 points from me. We were greeted so warmly at the reception on arrival, that I felt very comfortable.

Also, in my exclusive room, I did not miss anything when it came to viewing the city’s beauty. From my room, I could look directly at the Neumarkt and admire the magnificent Frauenkirche.

With the window closed, I had absolute peace in my comfortable room, and with the window open, I was sprinkled by the soothing sounds of a violinist during the day. Personally, I love it when I can hear something of the city life and could spend hours sitting by the open window. But I’ve also enjoyed spending time at the desk in my spacious and modern rooms. I just felt good all around.

In the morning, I always went directly to the fitness and wellness area from the elevator to start the day and afterwards enjoy the rich and fresh breakfast buffet. Additional pluses are available for the champagne for breakfast, the very freshly prepared buffet, the freshly squeezed juices, and the selection of local produce.

Even the dinner on the terrace overlooking the Frauenkirche has everything to offer. You can get anything from local to international cuisine.

The Lillet Wild Berry is a must for all aperitif lovers!

As you can see, you can experience a lot in Dresden. So, nothing should stand in the way of your next girlfriend, couple, or family trip.

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Das Beste kommt bekanntlich zum Schluss! Ihr habt noch keine Unterkunft für eure Reise nach Dresden und sucht noch etwas direkt mittendrin?

Da habe ich das passende für euch gefunden! Das Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe befindet sich direkt im Herzen der Sächsischen Hauptstadt! Lage und Personal haben 10 von 10 Punkten verdient! Wir wurden direkt bei der Anreise so herzlich an der Rezeption empfangen, dass ich mich direkt sehr wohl gefühlt habe!

Auch in meinem exklusiven Zimmer hat mir nichts gefehlt! Ich konnte von meinem Zimmer aus direkt auf den Neumarkt schauen und die prachtvolle Frauenkirche bewundern.

Bei geschlossenem Fenster hatte ich absolute Ruhe in meinem komfortablen Zimmer und bei geöffnetem Fenster wurde ich tagsüber von einem Geigenspieler berieselt. Ich persönlich liebe es, wenn ich etwas vom Stadtleben mitbekommen kann und hätte stundenlang am offenen Fenster sitzen können! Aber ich habe auch seit langem wieder die Zeit am Schreibtisch genossen in meinem geräumigen und modernen Zimmern. Ich habe mich einfach rundum wohl gefühlt!

Morgens bin ich immer direkt mit dem Aufzug in den Fitness- und Wellnessbereich gefahren, um fit in den Tag zu starten und danach das reichhaltige und frische Frühstücksbuffet zu genießen! Zusätzliche Pluspunkte gibt es für den Sekt zum Frühstück, das sehr frisch zubereitete Buffet, die frisch gepressten Säfte und die Auswahl von lokalen Produkten.

Auch das Abendessen auf der Terrasse mit Blick auf die Frauenkirche muss sich nicht verstecken! Es wird alles von lokaler bis zu internationaler Küche angeboten.

Der Lillet Wild Berry ist für alle Aperitif Liebhaber ein Muss!

Wie ihr seht könnt ihr in Dresden so einiges erleben! Der nächsten Freundinnen-, Pärchen oder Familienreise steht also nichts mehr im Weg!

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Dresden, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Travel Guide, Steigenberger Hotel

Dresden, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Travel Guide, Steigenberger Hotel

Dresden, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Travel Guide, Steigenberger Hotel

Dresden, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Travel Guide, Steigenberger Hotel

Dresden, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Travel Guide, Steigenberger Hotel

Dresden, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Travel Guide, Steigenberger Hotel

How to Spend 4 Days in Jordan | Things to Do in Jordan

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The beauty of Jordan may seem like a vast expanse that you think you won’t be able to see in a short time. You may be incorrect there, considering I will show you where to visit for all the main attractions in Jordan within 4 days. We made it on our journey to see the highlights like Wadi Rum, Petra, the Dead Sea and much more. If you’re taking the first step into the red desert sand and exploring the 100 km desert, you’ll know why Jordan is among the top 10 destinations in 2019.

Most begin their tour in Amman, the capital of Jordan, but I can only advise against that. Why? You would miss the “free” and a unique view of Wadi Rum from the top during your approach in Aqaba. Also, Aqaba, home to Aladdin, is closer to the main attractions Wadi Rum and Petra.

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If you’re flying to Aqaba, you can either station yourself in Aqaba and visit the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum or Petra with a full-day tour operator, or rent a car through CARSiRENT and, explore the country on your own.

Get the Jordan Pass right at the airport. It includes visa and access to all attractions. You get away with the pass ever cheaper if you visit only one attraction. A SIM card with 10GB data costs only about 15 €, at the airport. You will find the shop directly at the exit after your arrival. He is not to be overlooked.

The drive to the desert, Wadi Rum, took about 50 minutes, as we enjoyed a traditional meal at a gas station. I can only fully recommend it, considering it was simple yet delicious food for little money.

After we arrived in front of the desert we were picked up by our host who was already waiting at a parking lot. Another 50 minutes passed by, afterwards, in the exciting ride from the parking lot to our Bedouin camp “Wadi Rum Sky”. The journey under the wonderful starry sky went by fast, such that our first night in the desert, under the brightly lit twinkling sky was already over quickly.

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1st Day at Wadi Rum

The camp already had full 10/10 points on Booking.com, and that rating stands true with me too. We got to spend 2 nights there with breakfast, dinner and a private 4-hour jeep tour included for 130 € paid, which was a great deal. The unbeatable price, the clean sanitary facilities, traditional food, extremely friendly staff, the individual tour and our “room” made the stay unbeatable. I completely forgot that we had no hot water and the internet. And so, the best part came when in the warm evening breezes we talked and drank tea with other guests in the tent.

We had decided on our first day to spend our morning in the camp, and in the afternoon were we to be picked up for our desert tour. For about 20 euros more you have a jeep for yourself, and so you can customize the tour. Then I rode in it along with my drone.

Also, I would highly recommend taking the tour in the afternoon, because then you can go to see the sunset in a very special spot.

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Don’t forget:

We took a sleeping bag with us because it can get a bit colder in March at night. Even during the day, the temperatures can fluctuate and wearing a pair of long pants or jacket during the day is not a bad idea. In a strong sandstorm, I recommend that you cover your face with a cloth.

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2nd Day Petra

After a slightly cool night, we left for Petra on the second day at 8 in the morning. After 1 hour and 45 minutes we arrived in the tourist resort “Petra”. Sounds a bit sarcastic, but it’s still worth it.

We spent one night here and I cannot suggest that you do the same. Make sure that you drive after exploring Petra, either to Dana, to the Dead Sea or back to Aqaba. In Petra, it is only worthwhile to visit the rock city in the early morning and afterwards you can go on further with your sightseeing journey. The length of the journey in Petra and the speed with which it is undertaken is the exact opposite of my speed while I wrote these lines. It is very slow. You can spend up to 6 hours in Petra if you want to see everything. We went 30 minutes to the treasure chamber and then back again because, unfortunately, the weather was not so favourable when we went there.

We did stay in Petra, and if you do want to do that, I recommend the Sharah Mountains Hotel. It offers a free shuttle to Petra, and the rooms are very spacious and clean.


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3rd & 4th Day Aqaba

The penultimate day could ideally be spent in Dana or at the Dead Sea. However, we drove back to Aqaba one day earlier to recover from the exciting but still a bit exhausting desert tour. There could not have been a better place for us to stay other than the 5-star Al Manara Hotel. This luxurious “Temple” is located on the seafront with its own private beach. In our spacious room, I felt like 1001 nights.

For your stay at Al Manara Hotel I have two insider tips for you:

  1. Do not miss the extensive breakfast buffet. We ate and enjoyed our breakfast for three hours on the last day.
  2. If you do not want to dine in the hotel and head into the city, then check out Khubza & Seneya. The place is almost always packed. You may have to wait 10 minutes before getting a table here, but no sooner do you eat their delicious traditional and above all cheap food you forget about the waiting.

I have not seen so much breathtaking scenery anywhere as in these four days. Jordan has really impressed us, and it should definitely be on your bucket list. Rarely have I thought about flying to another destination, but I will return to Jordan.

If you have any questions about our trip, just leave a comment! I am looking forward to all your feedback.

Wadi Rum, Petra, Jordan, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Things to do

Wadi Rum, Petra, Jordan, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Things to do

Wadi Rum, Petra, Jordan, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Things to do


Ihr denkt, dass ihr innerhalb von 4 Tagen nicht alle Hauptattraktionen von Jordanien sehen könnt?! Falsch! Wir haben es auf unserer Reise geschafft, die Highlights wie Wadi Rum, Petra, das Tote Meer und vieles mehr zu sehen! Wenn ihr den ersten Schritt in den roten Wüstensand begeht und die 100km lange Wüste erkundet, wisst ihr warum Jordanien unter den TOP 10 Reisezielen in 2019 ist!

Die meisten beginnen ihre Rundreise in Amman, der Hauptstadt von Jordanien. Davon kann ich euch nur abraten! Warum? Ihr würdet bei eurem Landeanflug in Akaba den „kostenlosen“ und einzigartigen Blick auf Wadi Rum von oben verpassen! Außerdem liegt Akaba, die Heimat von Aladdin, viel näher an den Hauptattraktionen Wadi Rum und Petra!


Wer nach Akaba fliegt, kann sich entweder in Akaba stationieren und das Tote Meer, Wadi Rum oder Petra mit einem Tagestouranbieter anschauen oder wie wir einfach einen Mietwagen über CarsiRent mieten und das Land auf eigene Faust erkunden! Holt euch am Flughafen direkt den Jordan Pass! Er beinhaltet das Visum und den Eintritt zu allen Attraktionen! Ihr kommt mit dem Pass immer günstiger weg, wenn ihr nur eine Attraktion besucht! Eine Simkarte mit 10GB kostet am Flughafen nur ca. 15€ . Ihr findet den Shop direkt am Ausgang nach eurer Ankunft! Er ist nicht zu übersehen!

Die Fahrt bis zur Wüste, Wadi Rum, dauerte ca. 50 Minuten, da wir noch ein traditionelles Essen an einer Tankstelle genossen haben! Kann ich nur empfehlen! Einfaches und leckeres Essen für wenig Geld!

Angekommen vor der Wüste wurden wir auch schon von unserem Gastgeber an einem Parkplatz abgeholt. Nochmal 50 Minuten ging die aufregende Fahrt vom Parkplatz bis zu unserem Beduinen Camp „Wadi Rum Sky“. Die Fahrt unter dem wundervollen Sternenhimmel vergeht wie im Fluge, so dass unsere erste Nacht in der Wüste auch schon wieder ganz schnell vorbei war!


1st Day Wadi Rum

 Das Camp hatte schon bei Booking.com fast 10/10 Punkten und die würde es auch von mir bekommen! Wir haben für 2 Nächte inkl. Frühstück, Abendessen und einer privaten 4 stündigen Jeeptour 130€ bezahlt für 2 Personen! Der unschlagbare Preis, die sauberen Sanitäranlagen, das traditionelle Essen, die überaus freundlichen Mitarbeiter, die individuelle Tour und unser „Zimmer“ haben den Aufenthalt unschlagbar gemacht! Da habe ich ganz vergessen, dass wir kein warmes Wasser und Internet hatten!

So hat man sich endlich Mal wieder abends im Zelt mit den anderen Gästen unterhalten und zusammen Tee getrunken!

Wir hatten uns an unserem ersten Tag für den Vormittag im Camp entschieden und wurden nachmittags für unsere Wüstentour abgeholt! Für ca. 20 Euro mehr hat man einen Jeep für sich alleine und kann die Tour individuell gestalten, was sich für meine Drohne und mich nur angeboten hat. Auch die Tour am Nachmittag kann ich euch nur ans Herz legen, da ihr euch dann zum Sonnenuntergang an einen ganz besonderen Spot fahren lassen könnt!

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Wir haben uns einen Schlafsack mitgenommen, da es im März nachts noch etwas kälter werden kann. Auch tagsüber können die Temperaturen schwanken und eine lange Hose oder Jacke sind tagsüber keine schlechte Idee! Bei einem starken Sandsturm empfehle ich euch ein Tuch fürs Gesicht.

2nd Day Petra

Nach einer etwas kühleren Nacht sind wir schon am 2 Tag um 8 in der früh nach Petra aufgebrochen. Nach 1 Stunde und 45 Minuten sind wir auch schon in dem Touriort „Petra“ angekommen. Hört sich etwas sarkastisch an aber es lohnt sich trotzdem!

Wir haben hier allerdings eine Nacht verbracht und das kann ich euch nicht vorschlagen! Fahrt nachdem ihr Petra erkundet habt weiter! Entweder nach Dana, ans Tote Meer oder zurück nach Aqaba. In Petra lohnt es sich nur am frühen Vormittag die Felsenstadt zu begehen und danach kann man wieder weiter! So schnell wie ich die Zeilen gerade niedergeschrieben habe, geht es allerdings nicht. Man kann in Petra bis zu 6 Stunden verbringen, wenn man alles sehen möchte! Wir sind 30 Minuten bis zur Schatzkammer gegangen und dann wieder zurück, da bei uns das Wetter leider nicht so gut war!

Wir haben auch noch in Petra übernachtet! Falls ihr das auch machen möchtet, empfehle ich euch das Sharah Mountains Hotel. Es bietet einen kostenlosen Shuttle nach Petra an und die Zimmer sind sehr großzügig und sauber!

Wadi Rum, Petra, Jordan, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Things to do

Wadi Rum, Petra, Jordan, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Things to do

Wadi Rum, Petra, Jordan, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Things to do

3rd & 4th Day Aqaba

Den vorletzten Tag könnte man also idealerweise in Dana oder am Toten Meer verbringen! Wir sind allerdings schon einen Tag früher zurück nach Akaba gefahren, um uns von der spannenden Wüstentour zu erholen. Es hätte uns nicht besser antreffen können als im 5 Sterne Al Manara Hotel. Der luxuriöse „Tempel“ liegt direkt am Meer mit einem eigenen privaten Strand. In unserem großräumigen Zimmer habe ich mich wie bei 1001 Nacht gefühlt!

Für euren Aufenthalt im Al Manara Hotel habe ich zwei Geheimtipps für euch!

Lasst euch auf keinen Fall das ausgiebige Frühstücksbuffet entgehen! Wir haben an unserem letzten Tag drei Stunden lang geschlemmert und genossen!

Wenn ihr abends nicht im Hotel essen möchtet und in die Stadt geht, schaut bei Khubza & Seneya vorbei! Der Imbiss ist fast immer voll. Eventuell müsst ihr 10 Minuten warten aber die Warterei vergesst ihr bei den leckeren traditionellen und vor allem preiswerten Speisen wieder ganz schnell!

So viel Atemberaubendes wie in diesen vier Tagen habe ich schon lange nicht mehr gesehen! Jordanien hat uns total beeindruckt und es sollte auf jeden Fall auf euer Bucketlist stehen! Selten überlege ich nochmal zu einer Destination zu fliegen aber nach Jordanien werde ich zurückkehren!

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Wadi Rum, Petra, Jordan, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Things to do

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