In which I extol the virtues of being on a boat in the Mediterranean.
A short, incomplete rundown of what 2017 was like. With pictures.
In which I tell you even more about our visit to Munich.
So after more than two years of absence, I returned to Stockholm last weekend to visit my sister, her husband and two unruly but fantastic little Swedish kids. Contrary to
So we went on a weekend trip to Bratislava for my sweetheart’s birthday. As always, I couldn’t refrain from thoroughly documenting our endeavours. I will post a few updates in the coming week about the trip, until then, have a look at
Back in Austria, back at work, but here are the graphic reminders of what a great time we had in Sweden. Enjoy by clicking on the picture below: I’ll be updating on here with a few stories from moose and salmon country, so
I’m sitting here in Sweden at my sister’s notebook, trying to not keep pressing the wrong buttons on an utterly confusing keyboard. (Well, not that confusing really, but switch the “y” and “z” keys, add a sprinkling of shift and non-shift mixery,
That’s the advantage of having to walk from one godforsaken village to the other, you’ve got plenty of photo ops. Too bad all I had was my cameraphone.
Trainrides are always dreary business. It’s then that little things make your day. Like the conductor whose mobile phone went off right when he was checking our tickets. The tune of choice? Country Roads, by John Denver. He really must love his job.
Last week, while waiting for a contemporary Swedish dance show to start, I suddenly realized that I know the word fish in five languages: fish Fisch fisk sakana piscis Must be the Swedish air.
And here I am, back from Stockholm, and I brought with me a whole bunch of photos. You can either click the image above to view the set on Flickr or visit the Gallery right here. It took me ages to not only sort
Since yesterday I’m in Sweden (and will be so until Thursday), visiting my sister and her husband to be, enjoying as much fish as I possibly can and missing my girlfriend who unfortunately is not with me but is instead slaving away at
The American Cemetery near Omaha Beach is quite impressive. It’s a vast area, and every single piece of grass looks like it’s been manually trimmed. When we visited, the weather was perfect, but despite the warm sun, looking at the thousands of
Along the Normandy landing beaches are many memorials commemorating D-Day in 1944. In case you’re unfamiliar with the whole scenario, here’s the Wikipedia entry on Operation Overlord, as the Battle of Normandy was codenamed. The image above is of photos attached to
I’m getting more unimaginative by the second. Hence the headline. We spent quite some time driving along the coast of lower Normandy. We stopped at a few places to have a cup of awful French coffee* or just amble along the sandy beaches
Fed up yet? Yes, didn’t think so. We spent a considerable amount of our time inside the car, but we made sure we only went to the greatest of places. Since another considerable amount of time was spent hunting for and then consuming
After exactly 12 hours of travel, we had reached the Normandy. The first place we decided to look at was a town called Vernon. It turned out that the guide we were using didn’t mention the fact that on Sundays Vernon is a
We decided to save money by taking country roads instead of the expensive French motorway and made our way through Alsace, the region in Eastern France that’s still populated by German-speaking people. That’s why the picture above is of Le Schlucht, an
I’m back. The vacation was wonderful, and because it only lasted a week, I will prolong the whole experience by posting photos of the trip on here for the next few days or weeks, so you too can see how great it was.
Today’s the day: We’re leaving for our one-week trip to the Normandy. There’s not a whole lot more to say than that I’m extremely excited to go on this trip with my girlfriend. Be sure to check back in a
I’m back from the excursion, and I brought a shitload of pictures. Click here to see the batch on my site’s own gallery, or click here to admire them from within Flickr (if you’re planning on leaving witty comments!). I don’
For the next five days, I’ll be on an excursion through the nether world of medieval Carinthia. Naturally, I’ll be more or less offline. You can resume addressing your parchments to me on Sunday. Farewell, and have a good week.
On the trainride to and fro Graz I noticed, as always on trains, quite a bit about the reading patterns of some people. There was this one girl on the ride to Graz, who spent the first ten minutes on the train putting on
Two days ago my girlfriend and I went on a little trip around Lake Constance, which incidentally is perfect for little trips. It’s littered with all kinds of touristy attractions, and there are heaps of picturesque little towns inviting you to have a
Well, I’m going to cash in on my vacation once again, and provide you with another picture update of the Midwest. Impressed by the sheer vastness of it all, I set out between shopping at Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond to capture