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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Amsterdam tips: daytrips to other places

If you have 3 or more full days in Amsterdam you could consider visiting another place in the Netherlands. There are various beautiful historical towns and other sights within a 30 minute train/bus ride, even more within a 60 minutes radius. Zaanse Schans windmills & craft shops Okay, this was built for tourists, and yes …

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Amsterdam tips: facts and figures

Animation of Amsterdam's growth 1600-1700 Watch a beautiful animation of how central Amsterdam expanded and the canals were built from 1600 onwards. Credits: Stadsarchief / City Archives Amsterdam Amsterdam in numbers Source: Iamsterdam.com, August 2016 Inhabitants: 834,713 Inhabitants in Amsterdam Metropolitan Area: 2,388,318 Nationalities: 180 Visitors per year: 17.3 million Visitors per year (daytrippers): 10.6 …

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Amsterdam tips: links and other locals

Here are some links to other pages full of info about the city. I Amsterdam The city's website for visitors and expats with lots of info about events, museums, hotels, parking, etc. Your Little Black Book A fantastic website full of the latest new hotspots such as rooftop cinema nights, hip new coffee cafes, vegan lunch …

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