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Welcome to my travel site

Throughout the years I have learned so much from other travelers I met online or in real life. This website is my way of paying it forward. Feel free to 'follow' and/or leave comments! I hope my website helps other travelers find general travel savviness and suggestions for cool places. It is also a way …

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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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Traveling in the old days…

Just reminiscing about traveling in the nineties... before the internet and such. Share your memories below! Photos Bags full of photo film rolls instead of a 1GB memory card. On my 12 month trip I had 35 rolls of film with me, 36 photos each. Now, I often take that many digital photos on a 3 …

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Bad Bertrich spa town

Wednesday 11 October - Saturday 14 October 2017 In order not to have a super long drive home from Switzerland on the last day, I spent my last 3 nights in the 'Vulkaneifel' region of Germany, somewhere between Cochem and Bitburg. Bad = not bad at all In my opinion most towns with 'Bad' (bath …

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Gersau in stunning Switzerland

Sunday 8 - Wednesday 11 October 2017 After debating between a detour through cheaper Austria or driving through expensive Switzerland, I decided on Switzerland. Curiosity won. And I thought I might as well make the most of it and spend 3 nights in Switzerland too, and do some hikes in the mountains. Drive The drive …

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Artistic Pietrasanta

Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 October 2017 To break the journey to Switzerland I stayed one night in this picturesque village that Mario had recommended to me: Pietrasanta (holy stone?). The drive over was very beautiful! For the most part is was the same road I had already driven, only then in quite heavy rain …

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2 nights in Rome

Thursday 4 - Saturday 6 October 2017 Meeting Mario's friends Mario wanted me to meet 2 friends of his in Rome: Cristina and Nico(-lina?-letta?), 2 women who've been a couple for 20 years, although they went through a break-up and a reunion and some rough waters lately. And Nico is moving to Washington DC for …

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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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