Costa Rica – the land of waterfalls, rainforests and volcanoes!

I’m far from being a pessimist, but I’m feeling that way at the moment – sitting in an off-roader and on my way to spend my first night in Costa Rica. It’s pitch black, you can’t see anything that lies outside the beam of the headlight. I can smell the rich, incredibly diverse rainforest vegetation more and more. The next morning, bright light replaces darkness and gives me the first glimpse of the beauty of this breathtaking country. It rained during the night, but the climate is hot yet not oppressive. It's a perfect day to be looking forward to going on a discovery tour.
Costa Rica – the land of waterfalls, rainforests and volcanoes!
A travelling pianist

My name is Max Münch and I am actually a pianist, but two years ago I caught the travel bug and since then I’ve been travelling around the world non-stop. I have already visited a good 40 countries, and I am working on making it possible to see many more. What spurs me on? A thirst for adventure and a love of nature, people and “real” travelling. You could find me anywhere in the world with a pack and far away from the well-trodden tourist paths. I photograph the things that I see and experience, because there’s incredible beauty to discover everywhere and stories to tell in the form of photography. I hope that I inspire you to get into authentic travelling too!

A travelling pianist
A travelling pianist
A travelling pianist
A travelling pianist

The funniest part of the trip? Two parrots in front of the hotel window. They said hola to us and laughed when we answered. You don’t get that anywhere else.

Max Münch, pianist & blogger

Living the surfer’s dream until sunset

It frequently rains, at least in the south of the country. Whenever there’s water in the air, I’m glad to have a raincoat with me.. One hike to the waterfall at Rio Celeste was so terribly muddy that we ended up doing more sliding than walking. Without the hiking boots we would have had no chance! By contrast, the nature park at the famous La Paz waterfall was absolutely magical. Here you can experience just some of the huge variety of animals and plants. Everything is green and colourful at the same time, the air smells of rain, flowers and trees, and you can hear plenty of “animal” noises. It is quite normal to encounter hummingbirds, coatis, giant guinea pigs and monkeys scampering around. A real highlight! The climate is noticeably different in the north of the country, it is dry, dusty and very hot. These differences in climate are certainly a good thing because it means you can do different things. The east of the country is where surfer’s dreams come true – and I saw the most beautiful sunset of my life there. Come here and give yourself plenty of time when you do (and money, it’s not cheap). But it’s well worth it. It really is!

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