My take on solo travel

Why travel solo? People often think it's a last resort, or a solution for pathetic people with no friends. The opposite can also be true. Your own company can be quite pleasant! Many people go traveling alone by choice. Because we love it. Much as I love going on trips with good friends, I also …

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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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Cool coal mine

On the way back home I stopped for a few hours and visited Zeche Zollverein in Essen. This former coal mine and cokes factory gives tours through the old factory, has a few cool industrial cafes, and features the Red Dot design museum. This museum displays design products of all kinds: furniture, lamps, bikes, vacuum …

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Fantastic photo expo in Clervaux castle (LUX)

I'm so happy I found the brochure about this photo exhibition in the Echternach tourist info bureau, a completely different town! In recent years I've always made a point of checking the tourist info bureau for brochures, leaflets, info, walks... and have always found great ideas there, also for the more obscure and hidden exhibitions and …

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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. 😉  

Málaga

My map with recommended places (2015 info) Sunday 27 September I got into Málaga on the high speed AVANT train from Córdoba. Went to the marina in evening, lovely place to stroll around.  The moon was hanging very low and red and was shining in the sea. Monday 28 September Went to the beach, it was …

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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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