A Whirlwind Road Trip to Switzerland

It’s been a while since I’ve taken a real road trip. Throughout the last years I didn’t own a car and as a student you don’t really meet other people who can afford owning a car and traveling at the same time. But last Thursday night my boyfriend Steffen had a beer with his friend … Continue reading “A Whirlwind Road Trip to Switzerland”

Plitvice Lakes National Park – In Pictures

The Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the most important sights in the Balkan region. Although it was quite a long drive from the island of Krk, where we were staying, I knew just had to go there. And yes, it really was totally worth it — “It” meaning sitting in the car for almost … Continue reading “Plitvice Lakes National Park – In Pictures”

A Coffee Break in Ljubljana

I think I first read something about Ljubljana, Slovenia, when I was 16 years old: An article in a magazine saying that though Ljubljana was small capital, it has a great artistic (nowadays you would maybe use the word “hipster”?) vibe and is incredibly beautiful… and I wanted to see it for myself ever since. On … Continue reading “A Coffee Break in Ljubljana”

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”

“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 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”