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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Lucca – lovely historical city

Thursday 28 September - Sunday 1st October: Lucca, Italy The drive went rather smoothly except for the maniac Italian drivers. A little rant just below! Halfway through I wanted to have lunch and asked my navigation system for a restaurant. Wow, it took me way off the route to the bleakest village you can imagine, …

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Riva del Garda – lounging by Lago di Garda, Italy

Monday 25 - Thursday 28 September 2017 Monday: breakfast in Germany, lunch in Austria, dinner in Italy On Monday I drove to Italy through the Austrian Alps, passing Innsbruck. What a beautiful ride! But who hands out driving licenses for free to the Italians?! My my, I should be used to it after driving on …

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The Bavarian Alps, Germany

Saturday 23 September 2017 - lunch break in Heidelberg I had heard that Heidelberg was a really nice town so I decided to stop there for a few hours. Unfortunately, a gazillion other people had had the same idea and it took half an hour to find a parking garage which still had room. And …

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Höhr-Grenzhausen – cute German village

Fri 22 - Sat 23 September 2017 For my Italy road trip this was a convenient first stop near Koblenz. The apartment turned up in a wide Booking search and was really good value for money. Had a nice beer, did a short 45 minute walk in the hills, and had a typically German dinner. …

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My take on solo travel

Why travel solo? People often think it's a last resort for pathetic people with no friends. The opposite can also be true. Your own company can be quite pleasant! Many people go traveling alone by choice. Because we love it. Much as I love going on trips with good friends, I also love traveling all …

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