Venice, Italy

Sunday 19 - Monday 20 May 2019 Venice never appealed to me because of the crowdedness and hardly any locals living there anymore. But it was a convenient stopover between Croatia and Germany. There is a direct train from Venice through the Alps to Munich. Both that train ride and visiting Munich are things I've …

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Monschau, Germany 2018

Tuesday 23 - Saturday 27 October 2018 A lovely autumn break to the Eifel region in Germany. Only about a 3 to 3.5 hour drive to be 'abroad' in every way. Did a 4.5 hour hike in autumn colors, explored Monschau and Stolberg, and visited a former 'Adolf-Hitler-Schule' school for nazis in the 1930's called …

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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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Visiting Mario in Castiglione della Pescaia

Sunday 1st October - Thursday 5th October 2017 Castiglione della Pescaia, Tuscany beach town - visiting my friend Mario Rainy drive On Sunday I had another fun breakfast in pasticceria Stella in Lucca, lots of hustle and bustle. Today I was changing bases to Castiglione della Pescaia, a cute seaside town where Mario’s parents have …

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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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Córdoba

Thursday 24 September Arrived by AVE high speed train. My Airbnb apartment is crazy big and cheap! It could easily fit a family of 6 but I have it all to myself. 🙂 And smack in the middle of the center. Wow... The lady who received me barely stopped chattering in her funny Andalucian accent …

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Sepúlveda

Thursday 17 September Driving up onto the beautiful, narrow, winding, medieval streets of Sepúlveda was like... wow... is this actually allowed?! It felt like such a privilege. I had booked an expensive 'splurge' hotel, more than twice as expensive as the one in Cuenca... but it was a bit disappointing. Just alright, not as fantastic …

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