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holiday-madness (2008-01-10)

Hi there!

The last days, I am in some kind of holiday-madness: Constantly showing people photos of New Zealand reminds us of that great trip, so I want to make great trips in 2008 as well, so I spent quite some hours thinking and googling for destinations. What I am doing now is organizing the bookmarks that I made those days. I don't expect them to be very interesting for other people, but maybe it helps somebody who is interested in the same stuff, or, maybe You might even give me advice about the things I am planning since You will get a pretty good impression what I have in mind if You look at all the links. :)

I intend to take more time for trips this year, I just have to be careful what to invest my time into: New Zealand once more is a serious option, but I also want to visit a volcano, maybe some desert, and of course there is a lot of hiking and caving to do in Austria in summer and autumn.

I marked the links I like especially with ***

1. Volcanoes

In New Zealand, my fascination for volcanoes "erupted" again. The same as with caves: They also fascinated my as a child, then long "forgotten", until suddenly I get poked into the right direction and I discover that I can actually do something with that fascination and that's it is still there.

1. 1. In general

http://www.vulkane.net/
http://www.vulkanforum.de/forum/thema.php?board=3&thema=14&xid=677c0c307fe93a1de15b2208915cea52 :)
http://www.reichart-maichingen.de/Thomas/Index.htm
http://www.thuerig.ch/vulkan_main.htm

1. 2. Volcanoes In Italy

http://www.swisseduc.ch/stromboli/etna/virtual-excursions/index-en.html
http://www.vulkan-etna-update.de/etna_reise_warn.html
http://www.parks.it/soggiorni/Edormire.php?etipologia=&Regione=Sicilia&ok=ok
http://www.swisseduc.ch/stromboli/etna/etna00/etna0002photovideo-de.html?id=8
http://www.swisseduc.ch/stromboli/etna/etna00/etna0002photovideo-de.html?id=2
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/channel/1/extra/new/display/1131980199
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/channel/1/extra/new/display/3208176
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/channel/1/extra/new/display/5819641
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/channel/1/extra/new/display/943626
*** http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/channel/1/extra/new/display/10226011
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/channel/1/extra/new/display/8857377
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/channel/1/extra/new/display/4296868
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/channel/1/extra/new/display/10222627
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/channel/1/extra/new/display/3991820
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/channel/1/extra/new/display/8130367
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/channel/1/extra/new/display/7966050
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/channel/1/extra/new/display/10630365

1. 3. Iceland

Going to Iceland is actually not a very new idea. I guess it's expensive and the wheater might be a problem, but then, if everything would be perfect and easy it would be pretty crowded, and therefore not perfect anymore, see?

http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/cat/4621/display/11239179
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/781786/display/11238897
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/781786/display/11238859
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/cat/4621/display/11072410

1. 4. Hawaii

I was thinking of Hawaii. There seem to be some active volcanoes and the chance to poke lava with a stick :) :

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pu%CA%BBu_%CA%BB%C5%8C%CA%BB%C5%8D
*** http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bild:Puu_Ooo_-_small_hornito.jpg
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawai%CA%BBi-Volcanoes-Nationalpark
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haleakal%C4%81-Nationalpark
http://www.terragalleria.com/pacific/oahu/
http://www.to-hawaii.com/de/
http://wikitravel.org/de/Hawaii

1. 5. Ethiopia

Not a very "safe" place to travel to, but they got some great stuff there. "Fotoreisen" (below) also offers an organized trip there. They got a pretty neat volcanoe with a lave-lake.

http://www.dinkneshethiopiatour.com/5-Adventure/1dalol_de.htm
*** http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/cat/4621/display/11092223

1. 6. Tanzania

http://www.reise-notizen.de/forum/viewtopic.php?t=291
*** http://www.photovolcanica.com/VolcanoInfo/Oldoinyo%20Lengai/Oldoinyo%20Lengai.html
*** http://www.tboeckel.de/EFSF/efsf_wv/lengai_04/lengai_04_III_d.htm

1. 8. New Zealand (no lava to be ecpected, I guess)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Taranaki
http://www.doc.govt.nz/templates/trackandwalk.aspx?id=36080#Plan

1. 7. Commercial trips to volcanoes

http://www.vulkankultour.de
http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/
http://www.vulkanexpeditionen.de/
http://www.gomagma.nl/
http://www.siciltrek.ch/

1. 8. Other

http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/cat/4621/display/11129227

2. Fotoreisen (photo-travels):

I did not expect that something like that exists: Organized journeys specially for people who like to take photos. The participants have to get up when it's still dark to catch the morning sun for the first photos. :) I think the example-photos are extremly impressive. No stupid people in front of some stupid building, but exactly what I enjoy: The small or big, interesting or just pretty things that nature has to offer.

http://www.fotoreisen.ch/ (official website)
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/33256 (photos of the guy that runs the company)
*** http://www.fotoreisen.ch/4images/ (even more photos from him)
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/cat/4621/display/11116677
http://www.fotoreisen.ch/4images/details.php?image_id=958
http://www.fotoreisen.ch/4images/details.php?image_id=11
*** http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/33256/display/8778638
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/33256/display/8778927
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/33256/display/7470627
*** http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/33256/display/6546190
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/33256/display/6570695
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/33256/display/5402326
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/33256/display/4478062
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/33256/display/4028232
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/33256/display/1564948
*** http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/33256/display/2330997
*** http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/33256/display/2331027
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/33256/display/2284396
*** http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/33256/display/1068149
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/33256/display/687868
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/33256/display/704559
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/33256/display/687872

I am already in love with the white desert. In fact I'd like to book right now, but some discussion with Tsuki may be needed first. :)

3. Journeys in general

http://www.fernwehforum.de/
http://www.traveltalk.weltreiseforum.com/

4. Other stuff I found recently

http://www.cumberlandadventures.com/cave/form.html
http://foureyes.deviantart.com/gallery/

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