• 2017

    • October 25 to October 30: A short trip to Italy and San Marino

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      I took the opportunity of the extended weekend over the Austrian National Day (October 26) for a short trip to Bologna, San Marino, and Verona.

    • September 29 to October 9: Island Hopping in Greece

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      In order to prolong the summer, I traveled to Greece, visiting both Santorini and (Western) Crete.

    • June 21 to June 24: Business trip to Belgium

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      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 Ghent und Brussels.

    • May 6 to June 2: Across the United States

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      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.

    • April 2 to April 8: Business trip to Venice

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      I spent the first week of April 2017 on a business trip in Venice: I attended the Connectathon 2017. As I extended my stay by a day, I also had the chance to see a bit of the city.

  • 2016

    • October 9 to October 30: Highlights of China

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      In autumn 2016, it was time to explore a region of which I did not know much about before: China. I spent three weeks there, exploring some of the most well-known sights of this country.

    • September 11 to September 13: Crossing the Hochschwab Plateau

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      For two-and-a-half days, I accompanied a friend of mine, who is doing a multi-week trek on the Nordalpenweg through the Alps, across the Hochschwab plateau (from Seewiesen to Eisenerz).

    • May 27 to May 28: A short trip to Styria

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      I spent two days in Styria over an extended weekend. There, I went hiking in Bärenschützklamm, and explored the Old Town of Graz.

    • January 28 to March 28: The Ruta Maya

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      In Winter 2016, I got to know the culture of the Mayas (in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador). I also had some relaxing days on the beach, and went hiking in the Guatemaltecan highlands.

  • 2015

    • September 12 to September 28: Hiking in the Caucasus

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      As I really enjoyed my trip the year before, but did not manage to see "everything", I returned to the Caucasus region once more. This time, I focused mainly on Eastern Georgia: Kacheti and Tusheti.

    • July 3 to July 6: Out of the Frying Pan and Onto the Dachstein plateau

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      While a heat wave was hitting Europe, I decided to spend an extended weekend in the mountains. So, I enjoyed three days of bright sunshine on Dachstein plateau at about 1,800 metres above sea level.

    • June 4 to June 6: Prague

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      I visited Prague on another extended weekend, strolling through the streets of Old Town, over Charles Bridge, and up to Prague Castle. However, quite a few other people obviously had the same idea.

    • May 14 to May 17: In the Clouds at Wolfgangsee

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      I spent an extended weekend in Salzkammergut – my first visit ever to this region! Unfortunately, the weather was not that good. So, I could not fully enjoy the gorgeous landscape in all its glory.

    • March 20 to April 11: Hiking in the Himalayas

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      My first trip in 2015 took me to Nepal: I hiked to the Annapurna Base Camp (at an altitude of 4,130 metres), and explored Kathmandu valley for a week. On my way back, I made a stopover in Istanbul for two days.

  • 2014

    • December 28, 2014 to January 3, 2015: New Year's in the Snow

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      At the end of a year with lots of travels, I spent a couple of days in the Austrian Alps with some friends – with lots of snow.

    • September 26 to October 12: Mountains and Monasteries of the Caucasus

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      Surprisingly enough, I managed to squeeze in another holiday in 2014: I spent to weeks exploring the Caucasus region (mostly Georgia, but also Armenia).

    • July 24 to August 13: Touring around Iceland

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      In summer, a group of friend and me spent just under three weeks in Iceland. During our stay, we travelled around the whole island by rental car.

    • February 24 to March 3: Winter Vacation in the North

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      For the first time in years, I went on a true winter vacation: I spent a week in the North of Scandinavia.

  • 2013

    • September 3 to September 22: From City to Sea

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      My vacation in Croatia was rather atypical for me. Apart from exploring some cities and national parks, I mainly spent my time relaxing on the beach. Pure indulgence!

    • January 28 to March 28: The Other Side of the World

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      Thanks to two months of unpaid vacation, I escaped the European winter, and spent eight weeks in New Zealand.

  • (Show details)2003 – 2012

    • Autumn 2010 to Summer 2012: Exploring Europe

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      Between autumn 2010 and summer 2012, I explored Europe on several trips: I have been to the Balkans and the Baltics, to Spain, and to Norway.

    • May 8 to May 31, 2010: "Best of the West"

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      On our trip through the Western United States, we experienced pretty much every type of weather imaginable: from hail to rain to snow, from sunshine to strong winds (including a snow storm, and a sand storm). Despite these adverse conditions, however, it was a really great holiday.

    • September 25, 2008 to May 18, 2009: RTW Trip

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      Between the end of September 2008 and mid-May 2009, I was away on my (so far) longest trip: I was travelling all around the globe!

    • December 26, 2007 to January 25, 2008: Patagonia

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      The name of the small group tour I booked did indeed live up to its promise: Patagonia XXL. I spent just under a month in South America, mostly in Patagonia. It really was an extraordinary holiday!

    • 2003 to 2007: Travelling Overseas

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      In the years 2003 to 2006, I was travelling overseas a lot: a term abroad in New York (including a trip through California before the start of the term), a month in Australia, and trips to both Western and Eastern Canada. Additionally, I also spent almost 10 weeks on vacation and seminars in Europe in these years.