I bought a new camera :)

Out with the “proper” camera and in with the GoPro 😀 I remember seeing these when they first came out. I was super jealous, as I had attempted to make action cameras out of old camera parts before and the quality was nothing like as good as these fancy new GoPro things. Unfortunately their price was stupidly high too. The price is still stupidly high, but I’m not as poor now, and the quality is even better. After the death of my old Canon G1X, I realised that I really enjoyed having an indestructible easy to use camera which I could use at any time and anywhere, hence I decided to upgrade from my little Mobius to a GoPro Hero Silver and don’t have any immediate plans to replace my old “proper” camera.

Thanks to Mo for taking the picture of me, and Anna for posing for the giant eye shot.

Anna

Ryan

Eilat

Earlier this year I travelled with 15 others from Berlin on a hiking excursion to Jordan. Enroute, we travelled through Eilat in Israel before attempting to cross the land border to Jordan. Unfortunately, we were told that the law had changed five days prior and we now required visas to make the border crossing :/

We found some emergency accommodation in Eilat and a day later found out that we didn’t need a visa at all, and could simply buy something called a “Jordan Pass”, which gave us access to a bunch of random attractions within Jordan. Being told we needed to pay to see a bunch of attractions we didn’t want to see, just to get across the border, seemed a tad odd. I can’t imagine Germany asking people travelling from Belgium to buy a ticket for a bunch of amusement parks, just so that someone could go hiking in Sächsischeschweiz.

After some run ins with a taxi on the opposite side of the border, and a brief police investigation of us (ask me in person if you want to know the full story behind this) and we were happily our way for our great Jordanian adventure 😀

The view towards Eilat on travelling from the airport by bus.

The view towards Eilat on travelling from the airport by bus.

The view towards Eilat on travelling from the airport by bus.

The view towards Eilat on travelling from the airport by bus.

The hostel we stayed at had some amusing pro (or anti?) religious diaoramas.

The hostel we stayed at had some amusing pro (or anti?) religious diaoramas.

The hostel we stayed at had some amusing pro (or anti?) religious diaoramas.

The hostel we stayed at had some amusing pro (or anti?) religious diaoramas.

Beautiful view from the border gate on the Jordanian side

Beautiful view from the border gate on the Jordanian side

Spargell in Beelitz

For the second year in a row, I have headed to Beelitz just south of Berlin by bike, for the beginning the asparagus (spargell) season. We went to one of the best asparagus restaurants in Germany, the rode our bikes back to Berlin.

Entranceway

Graffiti

Spargell meal at Beelitz

Tunnel