At the third (and last) stop of my short stay in Italy, I discovered why my previous stops were not too crowded: Apparently, all tourists are in Verona. Without doubt, this city was the most popular of the ones visited by me. Continue reading In the crowded streets of Verona
San Marino is not only the oldest republic (since 301 AD), and the fifth-smallest country on Earth, but also a very scenic place. Continue reading Visiting the oldest Republic on Earth
I took advantage of today’s public holiday in Austria, and went to Italy for the extended weekend. Today, I explored Bologna. Continue reading The Towers of Bologna
I travelled 100 kilometres to the South (by boat), and 100 kilometres to the West (by bus), and am now in Chania, Crete. This town is much more like the Greece I know from my childhood: touristy, but not overly much so. Continue reading Chania, the “real” Greece
After twelve years, I finally returned to the holiday destination of my childhood: Greece. The first three days, I spent on a (very popular) island that I have not visited so far: Santorini. Continue reading Santorini – a must-see (by popular vote)!
On my second free day in Belgium, I explored Brussels: the Old Town, the European Quarter, and the Atomium. Continue reading Atoms in the Heart of Europe
On rather short notice, I got the opportunity for a business trip to Belgium. I took this chance to also spend two extra days exploring the country. Today, I spent my time in the beautiful city of Ghent. Continue reading Business Trip to Belgium
In spring 2017, seven years after my previous trip, I finally returned to the United States for another holiday. This time, I crossed the whole country by train: from New York via Chicago and Utah all the way to California.
In San Francisco, I am doing sightseeing in stages – in a seven-year-long cycle: In 2003, I walked the streets of the city for a day. In 2010, I only had time to (re)visit the most important sights. Today, I finally visited one of the biggest tourist attractions in town: Alcatraz. Continue reading Visiting a high security prison
Chicago has not quite lived up to its name as Windy City: It was less windy than New York. However, it was not really warmer. Still, I had a nice time in Chicago. Continue reading Chicago, the real(ly not that) Windy City