Should you visit San Marino?

I love microstates. I love how they survived history to remain independent. They survived aggression by bigger powers and show a middle finger to expectations of rationalisation, logic and simplification. In 2015 I made a stop in the Most Serene Republic of San Marino.

Prinsenhof Groningen

To celebrate out regained freedom after the first COVID-19 lockdown, Timothy and I decided to visit Groningen. This city was already on our bucket list of places to visit for a long time. A common free weekend in July enabled us to go there and spend the night in a local hotel as the distance…

My first Swiss rail trip part 6: The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

After our magnificent first big rail trip around Scandinavia the year before, my best friend suggested we went to discover Switzerland by rail in 2013. He was inspired by his aunt’s trips to Switzerland and always wanted to go there himself, of course I couldn’t say no as the country spoke to me too. So…

Hotel Des Indes in The Hague

Steve and I planned to go away for my birthday in June. Quod non. But we had a nice weekend in The Hague and Scheveningen in the Netherlands early in July. We stayed at the Hotel Des Indes at the Lange Voorhout.

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

Early 2020 AD. Timothy and I embark on a 21st century Odyssey. On the Majestic Princess from Sydney to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. Back to Sydney, then to Melbourne and flying back home.

My first Swiss rail trip part 5: The Gornergratbahn

After our magnificent first big rail trip around Scandinavia the year before, my best friend suggested we went to discover Switzerland by rail in 2013. He was inspired by his aunt’s trips to Switzerland and always wanted to go there himself, of course I couldn’t say no as the country spoke to me too. So…

Bearhunting in Bern

Bern or Berne is the federal city (i.e. capital) of Switzerland. I visited once, but missed the bears in the bear pit as it was winter and too cold for our furry friends. I did see them this time. As we didn’t stay for the night, I didn’t spot the other type of bear. Wink…

Exploring Melbourne CBD

Early 2020 AD. Danny and I embark on a 21st century Odyssey. On the Majestic Princess from Sydney to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. Back to Sydney, then to Melbourne and flying back home.