Right after I finished the first three days of my hike along the Rhine River, I started making plans for the next leg of the trip. This time a dear friend joined me. We packed our backpacks and took the train to Schaffhausen where Day 4 of the ViaRhenana begins. Day 4: Unlike the last […]
14 years ago, I visited the open-air museum which features reconstructions of stilt houses from the Stone and Bronze Ages on Lake Constance. Since 2001, these have been a Unesco World Heritage site. I don’t remember much of this visit except that we were herded through and that it was a hot day. I had […]
As soon as Lockdown ended and places began to reopen, I ventured out to the botanical garden in Grüningen. The garden was founded in 1961, as a private garden with a large collection of trees and shrubs. Now it is a quiet place to walk in peace.
We were a couple of weeks into lockdown when one of my oldest friends sent me a picture with the note “Do you remember this hike?” I looked at the photo and smiled. It was taken on our hike through the Dolomites three years ago. I answered saying that I was thinking about another long-distance […]
I knew if I ever returned to Rome, I wanted to visit Ostia Antica. Four years after my first visit, I was on a small train to Ostia. Ostia is a huge archeological site about 20 km southwest of Rome and is known for it’s beautiful frescoes, mosaics and the general amazing preservation of the […]
I’ve been a bit on the fence about posting pictures from my trip to Rome at the beginning of February. But then I decided Rome isn’t called the Eternal City for no reason. Rome, or actually Italy for that matter, is suffering during this lockdown but I am confident it will bounce back. Just like […]