UK road trip 2018

In June 2018 a friend and I made a 10 day road trip through the UK. Bringing my own car on the ferry. 3 nights in Edinburgh (Scotland), celebrating Pride and visiting the town, and hiking up to Arthur's Seat, the highest point on a hill by the town. 3 nights in Ambleside, the Lake District, …

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Tips for cycling trips in the Netherlands

The Netherlands are excellent for cycling. Mostly flat, and with excellent bike infrastructure such as separate bike lanes, bike traffic lights, special bike signposts for fast routes as well as scenic routes... It is a fantastic way to see all that this country has to offer and to escape the mainstream crowds that all go …

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Berlin tips

I adore edgy, ever-changing, gay-friendly, arty Berlin. You will find typically German beer gardens but also very cool artistic cafes. Lots of street art, flea markets, history, museums and monuments. So far I've visited 7 times. On this page I will share my favorite spots! My Google Map with tips You can view this map …

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Bad Bertrich spa town

Wednesday 11 October - Saturday 14 October 2017 In order not to have a super long drive home from Switzerland on the last day, I spent my last 3 nights in the 'Vulkaneifel' region of Germany, somewhere between Cochem and Bitburg. Bad = not bad at all In my opinion most towns with 'Bad' (bath …

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Gersau in stunning Switzerland

Sunday 8 - Wednesday 11 October 2017 After debating between a detour through cheaper Austria or driving through expensive Switzerland, I decided on Switzerland. Curiosity won. And I thought I might as well make the most of it and spend 3 nights in Switzerland too, and do some hikes in the mountains. Drive The drive …

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Artistic Pietrasanta

Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 October 2017 To break the journey to Switzerland I stayed one night in this picturesque village that Mario had recommended to me: Pietrasanta (holy stone?). The drive over was very beautiful! For the most part is was the same road I had already driven, only then in quite heavy rain …

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2 nights in Rome

Thursday 4 - Saturday 6 October 2017 Meeting Mario's friends Mario wanted me to meet 2 friends of his in Rome: Cristina and Nico(-lina?-letta?), 2 women who've been a couple for 20 years, although they went through a break-up and a reunion and some rough waters lately. And Nico is moving to Washington DC for …

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