Libertalia: the Pirates’ Free Republic in Madagascar

Libertalia was a legendary free colony forged by pirates and the pirate Captain Misson, although some historians have expressed doubts over its existence outside of literature. (Wikipedia) There is an annual Libertalia Festival in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo. The Pirate Republic itself was most likely located at Ile Sainte-Marie where a pirate graveyard nowadays attracts visitors. … Continue reading Libertalia: the Pirates’ Free Republic in Madagascar

Moroni, Comores: Bob Denard’s Putsch Capital

Because of a scheduled flight change, I had only a short night in Moroni, the capital of the Comores. The island has reached international attention twice: through French mercenary Bob Denard's exploits, and when a hijacked Ethiopian Airways Boeing 767 crash landed right in front of the Galawa Hotel (which was owned by Bob Denard). … Continue reading Moroni, Comores: Bob Denard’s Putsch Capital

The Lovelace, World’s loveliest Pop-Up-Hotel, in Munich

06.11.2017 The Lovelace - A Hotel Happening , a temporary hotel, for 3 years, in the building of former Bayerische Landesbank. Located right in the center of Munich in Kardinal-Faulhaber-Strasse 1 The beautiful turn-of-century facade An unusual entrance hall The Lovelace is member of Brave Hotels of the World, a collection of unusual places, not … Continue reading The Lovelace, World’s loveliest Pop-Up-Hotel, in Munich

ETIC – Extreme Traveler International Congress in Mogadishu

15.04.2017 The fourth ETIC - Extreme Traveler International Congress was held for the first time in Mogadishu, Somalia. With participants from Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Monaco and Switzerland. The best and safest hotel in town is currently the Jazeera Palace Hotel. Dinner reception. On the hotel rooftop terrace. German extreme … Continue reading ETIC – Extreme Traveler International Congress in Mogadishu

ETIC – Systematic Travel Congress in Liberland

Free Republic of Liberland is a sovereign state located between Croatia and Serbia on the west bank of the Danube river. The nearest cities are Osijek (Croatia) and Sombor (Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia). On some maps, this area is referred to as “Gornja Siga”. Liberland came into existence due to a border dispute between … Continue reading ETIC – Systematic Travel Congress in Liberland

Who is the world’s most traveled person?

29.10.2017 Extreme Travelers Charles Veley, Don Parrish, Harry Mitsidis (@ ETIC 2017 in Liberland) Essay: Who is the world’s most traveled person? And how did “country collecting” evolve to “systematic travel” by Kolja Spori, Founder of ETIC – Extreme Traveler International Congress As of 2017, more than 530 people have traveled to outer space, but less … Continue reading Who is the world’s most traveled person?

Tabon Te Keekee Hotel, North Tarawa, Kiribati

05.02.2018 This is one of the most remote and romantic hotels in the world: Tabon Te Keekee Located ca 10 kilometers north of Tarawa's Bonriki International Airport ... ... initially by car. Plus a short ride across the channel by motorised pirogue (or walking in low tide). Very friendly locals. Open bure rooms. Fresh coconuts … Continue reading Tabon Te Keekee Hotel, North Tarawa, Kiribati