Postcard from Mainau Island

Visiting Mainau Island on Lake Constance is always a special treat. In need of a small getaway, I asked a friend if she’d join me to spend the weekend in Meersburg. The last time I was there was in autumn and I looked forward to visiting in summer. There were many more tourists there, but […]

Visiting Copenhagen

I’m a sucker for Scandinavian cities and after visiting Oslo, Bergen, Göteborg and Stockholm, it was time to visit Copenhagen. Traveling to Copenhagen by train is a bit trying, but it’s possible. The weather was glorious, which isn’t always a given when traveling north. Towards the end it rained in the mornings, but there is […]

Stevens Klint Coastal Path

South of Copenhagen is the UNESCO World Heritage Site Stevens Klint, one of the best exposed Cretaceous-Tertiary (K/T) boundaries in the world. Without a car it’s a bit difficult to reach, but it’s possible to hike there along the coast. An hour train ride, changing trains once, takes you to Rødvig and from there the […]

Around the Cape Peninsula

It was in the early hours of the morning when I stepped off the plane in Cape Town. The arrival in the second country I’ve visited in Africa was very different from when I walked across the tarmac at the Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania four years ago. The most noticeable difference was the missing smell […]