Stay overnight in Heiden, lovely hotel

.... and great asparagus and other food and beers in the restaurant! What a convivial hotel. Despite many other guests in the restaurant I did not feel out of place solo. And the staff were fast and very friendly and helpful. The beer garden also looked lovely, unfortunately it rained hard when I was there. …

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Sleepy border town Ralingen as a base

After a fun weekend with 8 friends and a baby in the Twente region in the Netherlands, and having to be in Twente again 6 days later, I decided to spend the in between time holidaying. Hiking in the Müllerthal region in Luxembourg was my main goal. This hotel in Ralingen - though in Germany …

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Cuenca

Sunday 13 September Picked up my smurf blue rental car, a Skoda. Enjoyed driving through the Spanish countryside to Cuenca, a medieval town 2.5 hours east of Madrid. I stayed in a great hotel in Cuenca, for only €28 (Hostal Posada Huecar). Luxurious, big, charming room, balcony with beautiful views, nice bathroom. Only it has …

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Madrid (1)

  Random things that I noticed in Madrid... People are just as glued to their phones here as in the Netherlands or maybe even more so. Many of them almost bump into you while walking because they only have eyes for their phone. The unwritten rules about affection in public are way different here. People …

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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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