Polar S710i Battery Replacement

January 10th, 2016 No comments

If you want to replace the battery of your Polar S710i, you need this type of battery:
CR 2354 Panasonic Lithium Batterie, CR2354 knopfzelle

A good description how to do this is available here:

Polar S710i Batteriewechsel (german)

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Golden Circle

May 3rd, 2015 No comments

On my second day I went out for a trip round the Golden Circle.

This is one of Icelands top tourist attractions – you can see all this in one day:

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First Day in Iceland

May 2nd, 2015 No comments

I started my sightseeing tour directly from Kevlavik Airport and my first stop was the Midlinia Continental Bridge between the North American and European continental plate.

You can park your car nearby and walk 2 minutes to the bridge.  Take some photos there, walk below the bridge and enjoy the fine sand between the two continental plates.

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Reykjavík – Iceland

May 2nd, 2015 No comments

I was send to participate at a software training at Vista Data Vision in Reykjavík, Iceland. As this training was dated at beginn of May, I decided to do travel round Iceland on the famous Ring Road – the Hringvegur.

So I had three days before the training started, and after the training I left Reykjavík to start my journey round Iceland.

After arriving at Kevlavík Airport I fetched some Iceland Kronas at an ATM in the airport, but you can pay nearly all with credit card or even with Euro Cash card. The only point where they did not have an card terminal they wanted me to pay in Euros 😉 If you drink a beer in a pub, you can pay with your card.

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Road Trip Arenal Observatory Lodge to Rincon de la Vieja

January 8th, 2014 No comments

After three days in Arenal Observatory Lodge I moved on to another vulcano, Rincon de la Vieja. I heard that the route to the top of the vulcano is closed for some years due to the danger of sudden vulcanic activity, so I decided to replace this adventure with another adventure – cross contry driving with my Toyota RAV 4 😉

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Arenal Observatory Lodge

January 6th, 2014 No comments

After Tirimbina I drove to the Arenal Observatory Lodge to spend a few days at the side of vulcano Arenal. As this was my third vulcano, i hoped that at least Arenal would show a little bit more activity, but…
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Tirimbina Biological Reserve

January 5th, 2014 No comments

So I arrived at Tirimbina Biological Reserve at 15:00. As my rooms was only 50m aways from the main entry to the parque, I entered the park after check-in and passed the suspension bridge to see leaf cutting ants. As they close the parque at 16:00 i had no more time on my arrival day.

On the next day i entered the parque where i found many animals, even keel-billed toucans. They have several “sendierros” (tracks) you can go at your own, and you can book a guide that will explain flora and fauna for you and will go special tracks with you closed for “normal” visitors.

As the track network is so hughe, I decided to go on my own – so i have enough time to make photos and I’m not in a hurry because the guide wants to keep his schedule.

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Boat Transfer back to Moin

January 4th, 2014 No comments

So after the sunrise and the typical breakfast of costa rica (Gallo Pinto, fresh fruits and coffee) i waited for my transfer back to moin to get my car and drive to my next destination, Tirimbina.

This time we had a very young driver who was not interested in flora and fauna, but only in the maximum speed of the boat and his smartphone game. We all did it with no crash and it was very fast 😉

During the transfer i made photos of the same animals like on the other transfer before – except of any crocodiles 🙁

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Ohhh beautiful – Sunrise in Tortuguero Beach

January 4th, 2014 No comments

If you get adapted to the Costa Rica Rythm you will wake up at 05:00 or 06:00 and go to sleep at 20:00 or 21:00.

So, what can you do if you’re awaken before sun rises at 05:42? Take your camera, go to the beach and enjoy the sunrise. I was accompanied by an local dog (name unknown) who was bored…

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Canoe & Rain Forest Trip in Tortuguero Beach

January 3rd, 2014 No comments

In Tortuguero Beach lifes a german woman called Barbara who studied biology and offers some canoe and rain forest trips in german language. Unfortunatly barbara was not available and so we had an english guide.

The canoe trip startet at 05:45 in the morning at the central boat terminal with 6 german tourist on a small boat. At first the sounds from the rain forest were very impressive. As the sun rises very early in Costa Rica, you don’t need a flashlight at 05:30. Our guide had good eyes and so he found several animals which took us a long time to find. OK it’s very hard to see an iguana in the top of a tree if he has perfekt camouflage. But after a while we all got better in finding the animals.

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