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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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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Amsterdam tips: getting around

Walking Amsterdam is tiny compared to other capital cities. From one end of the center to the other is about 45 minutes on foot. If you are able-bodied you can walk between most of the sights. For example the walk from Anne Frank House to Rijksmuseum is around 25 minutes walk alongside pretty canals:   …

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Berlin and surroundings 2016

A 10 day holiday in one of my favorite places on earth: Berlin! 😀 I had visited 6 times before but I can't get enough of this place. If it weren't for my life back home (friends, work, beach volleyball etc) I'd move there. I drove over by car and brought my own bike. I …

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Valencia, Spain 2016

A 5 day winter escape to Spanish Valencia. Good food, nice markets, good shops, a mix of historical and modern architecture, nice cycling in the former-riverbed park, a beach... But also: cockroaches, lots of one-way streets in the city (not good for cycling), urine and car fume smells. Be warned. 😉  

Leipzig 2015

Leipzig tips for anyone who wants to visit Are you into the more bohemian side of city tripping? Flea markets, quirky art galleries, converted factories, beer gardens, parks, cycling, funky shops? This is my map and list of tips for such places in Leipzig, Germany. You can open it in your smartphone and use it …

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Cheap and friendly Porto

Friday 25 October 2013 Arrived in the afternoon and took the easy metro ride into town. I got the keys to my private little apartment which was very cozy and nice-looking with art on the walls. And had a great view onto a beautiful church. I had coffee with the owner, who gave me some …

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