Hi there, my name is Lien. I am a Belgian travel addict that loves to explore places with luscious nature everywhere on the planet. I have set foot in over 30 countries but still lots to visit! On this travel blog, you can find destination guides, inspirational photo essays and my personal travel experiences from on the road. Get Lost Abroad is aimed at those who are looking for epic experiences and adventures while travelling on a normal budget.
Canoe trips in Czech Republic are very popular among local residents. This has the advantage that sufficient facilities are found along rivers. The Ohre is one of the most loved rivers for multiday canoe trips and my boyfriend Wiebe and I experienced the reasons why ourselves. We paddled in 3 days from Loket nad Ohri to Perstejn, a journey of 51 km in the green scenery of the Karlovy Vary Region along historical monuments and protected natural areas. These 3 days in the canoe were the highlight of our backpacking trip through Czech Republic. After reading this article you will be prepared for a similar multiday paddling adventure.
1. Crater lakes surrounding Fort Portal
The surrounding of Fort Portal is known for its bright crater lakes, shielded from each other by green steep hills. My dad and I visited one of the lesser known crater lakes of Uganda, entitled Lake Kifuruka, about 20 km south from Fort Portal. The local bus and boda boda (motorcycle taxi) ride were quite adventurous as it rained heavily the night before. The sand roads were converted into muddy slides and we had to cover some parts by foot. At one point we even considered returning as the road was in such a bad shape but we still made it to our eco-lodge.
We stand back at the foothills of Mount Sabyinyo in Uganda, the place where it all started 10 hours ago. I am soaked, exhausted and still shiver when I think of the dangerous tumble my dad made during the slippery descent. I sigh and wonder if I would hike this mountain again.