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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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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