How The Netherlands Detered Us From Camping

I should have known better. Camping and I have never been the very best combination. However, I thought I had improved my camping skills throughout the past years, so I convinced Steffen to go camping with me in September 2009. Yet another story to file under camping gone wrong, although I had tried to plan … Continue reading “How The Netherlands Detered Us From Camping”

Hamburg – Two Days in Germany’s Coolest City

After traveling mainly as far as possible (though mostly within the European borders), it was about time I would go get to know my home country a little better. Of course, I moved around a lot already, and had made trips to Munich, Berlin, or Schloss Neuschwanstein with school and my parents, but there was … Continue reading “Hamburg – Two Days in Germany’s Coolest City”

Portugal – Love at First Sight

My good friend Carola and I had been thinking about a grand vacation for a while back in 2008, when she remembered that she met a Portuguese girl at an international youth event a few years back: Cláudia had invited her to come visit her in her home town Porto, in the north of Portugal, … Continue reading “Portugal – Love at First Sight”

Barcelona, Baby!?

To be honest, this trip was one of my first real city getaways and I’ve made a few mistakes back then: Choosing the wrong accommodation, the wrong flight company, the wrong priorities when it came to food. But traveling is something you can only learn along the way. This trip was still a lot of … Continue reading “Barcelona, Baby!?”

“Monstrous” Road Trip through The Netherlands

After finally having survived our written finals and the very last day of high school in May 2007, one of my favorite travel companions, Carola (she is one of those artsy nerds like me) and I decided that we needed to do something  real crazy. So, Carola’s family used to have this large Volkswagen van, … Continue reading ““Monstrous” Road Trip through The Netherlands”

The Future Art Historian’s Guide to Rome

A little flashback – The trip to Italy was planned by my school as a senior field trip with my art class in September 2006. Art was my major in high school, and I just couldn’t wait to go to Rome to spend one whole week full of visiting churches, museums, palaces, and gardens in … Continue reading “The Future Art Historian’s Guide to Rome”

The Insane Road Trip through France Part III: Mediterranean, here we go!

The Insane Road Trip through France Part III: Camargue region and the Mediterranean! After Iris and I had spent our second night in the Avignon area, we left to drive further south, towards the Mediterranean. On our way, we stopped to see the Nîmes, which used to be a relevant dwelling during the time of the … Continue reading “The Insane Road Trip through France Part III: Mediterranean, here we go!”

The Insane Road Trip through France Part II: Provence

The Insane Road Trip through France Part II – Onward to Provence! After our first night stop in the Rhône-Alpes region we drove further south. Slowly, but steadily it was getting hotter and hotter. At some point on the road south we had 52 degrees in our car — which did not have air conditioning! Even … Continue reading “The Insane Road Trip through France Part II: Provence”

The Insane Road Trip through France: Off to the Rhône-Alpes

I had to split this story into three parts, because it would have been too long otherwise… This first post covers the trip through the Rhône-Alpes; from there we drove on to the Provence, after that we were headed for the Mediterranean — Beware, this is a road trip tale of epic misadventures! Now this is just … Continue reading “The Insane Road Trip through France: Off to the Rhône-Alpes”

The Future Art Historian’s Guide to Paris

I have to be honest, this trip was actually trip organized by my school back in June 2006, which offered all students in my class, who were taking courses in art or French, a trip to Paris. A once in a lifetime chance to go to Paris for a small amount of money to improve … Continue reading “The Future Art Historian’s Guide to Paris”