Category: travel

  • Another Trip to Bella Italia – Part 1

    Last year we went to the US and I didn’t write a nice travelogue about it. So this year I’ll try to do a little better for our trip to beautiful Italy. I had always wanted to go back to Tuscany after spending a week there at a conference while I was at university. So […]

  • Les Crosets 2012

    Les Crosets 2012, a set on Flickr. We had a wonderful time during our yearly skiing trip. The most exciting to happen this year was “Huiiiiiii!” and we did the Chavanette once more, finally! The snow was great … maybe a little bit too much of it even including a huge surplus of fog or […]

  • Neapel mit dem Auto

    Man sagt mir ja nach ich kann das nicht, aber wenn dem so wäre, dann hätte ich hier schon einen Unfall gebaut oder mehrere. Ironische Kurzfassung: Wir haben – unwissenderweise – ein Hotel in der Altstadt von Neapel. *hust* da kommt man supertoll hin mit Navi *hust* die Strassen sind auch alle so Breit und […]

  • Karlsruher Grat

      Letzten Sonntag waren wir mit Gerhard am Karlsruher Grat wandern. Die Wanderung ist ungefähr 10km lang. Sie bietet zwischendurch immer wieder wunderbare Aussichtspunkte. Die meiste Zeit läuft man allerdings im Wald, was auch bei heissem Wetter für angenehmes Laufen sorgt. Recht am Anfang läuft man an einem hübschen Bach entlang, der über mehrere kleine […]

  • Souvenirs

    What kind of souvenirs do you bring home from your trips? We found Iceland quite hard on souvenir shopping. Not only is everything rather expensive, but we don’t want (most of) it: There’s tons of generic stuff probably all made in China: fridge magnets, beer bottle openers, glasses, cups, golf balls, key chains. Since we […]

  • Packing right

    I always think that I don’t pack right. I forget things, I take too many things or stuff I don’t use (this time I did use the gorilla pod!) … so here are a couple of lists of mispacked things: Here’s my Top 5 “Forgotten Things” Lonely Planet Guide. We only had a single small […]

  • On the Ring Road: Iceland

    We’ve been driving around Iceland for 10 days now. You can see our route (rough version so far) here: [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&oe=utf-8&ie=UTF8&ei=oJAFTMr9KJX80wTu5aX3Ag&ved=0CAoQ_AU&hl=en&t=p&msa=0&msid=104943619773664764997.0004880067b7acedfdd08&ll=64.760075,-22.280273&spn=1.639833,3.845215&z=7&output=embed&w=400&h=350] I’ve also been uploading pictures to my Iceland Album on Flickr, since we have had wireless access in all the places we stayed at. I’ve also been writing a travel diary which has 16 […]

  • Back from Les Crosets

    We are back from our skiing vacation in Les Crosets. (Nearly) same procedure as last year. We had a wonderful time, great snow, lots of sun and good skiing. No accidents – except maybe the cheese wheel accident, the one where we bought the 5kg cheese wheel up on the “alp” and ate just about […]

  • Budapest

    Right now we are in Budapest. We arrived late on Sunday and will leave early on Friday to go to a wedding of a relative of Rolland’s. For October the weather is awesome as you can see. I will hopefully upload a couple more pictures tonight. We had some cake at the Café Gerbeaud. We […]