Mount Matterhorn is one of the most famous mountains in the world and was placed by Touropia on the second place of its mountain hit list. The mountain is a symbol for the Alps, for Zermatt, for Switzerland and for the natural wonders of this earth.

Those wooden huts are a perfect foreground especially when they’re covered with snow

The Matterhorn from its most beautiful side

In this guide, I pass on my Matterhorn tips to all photographers. I am skiing, hiking or photographing at least twice a year in Zermatt.


Zanzibar not only offers fantastic beaches, but also fascinating encounters with people and their traditions. For several centuries, Zanzibar has been the center of dhow construction.

Before the giant ray is dragged to land, the intestines are removed

On our way from Nairobi to Cape Town, we spent about 5 days in Zanzibar. This beautiful island can be quickly and easily reached by plane or boat from the Tanzanian capital Dar Es Salaam. Most visitors combine a relaxing stay in Zanzibar with a safari holiday or climbing Kilimanjaro. A few days on the Spice Island are the perfect balance to an adventure on the mainland. …


Since the launch of my new website I have often been asked how, with which technology and which tools the website was implemented and why I was not happy with Wordpress.

Why Wordpress does not fit

My former website was running with Wordpress (Photography Theme) and hosted by a Swiss company. No question, Wordpress offers some advantages and has absolutely its raison d’être. However, I was dissatisfied for the following reasons:

  • Compatibility issues with each update
  • No control: «You have what you get» with all its advantages and disadvantages
  • Unwanted features (e.g. quality loss during photo optimizations)
  • Long loading times and generally poor performance
  • Even…


We are in the Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park in Vietnam on an expedition to the world’s largest cave «Son Doong». We are looking forward to a five-day trip into a unique underground paradise.

DISCOVERY «SON DOONG»

The cave was found by local farmer Mr. Ho Khanh in 1991. It was not until 2009 that the British Cave Research Association explored the cave and it instantly became one of those amazing things you have to see in your life.

In 2014, once the caves had been thoroughly explored, the government granted tour operators permission to host treks through the caves. …

Urs Zihlmann

Exciting moments, interesting people and unique landscapes will awake the desire for foreign countries and cultures again and again [www.urszihlmann.com]

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