Monthly Archives : October 2015

Touring Cinque Terre – Part 2


Ingrid and I kept on driving around in the beautiful region of Cinque Terre. Finally, we could find a place to park the car in the beautiful village of … Corniglia This is the only village of Cinque Terre that is not adjacent to the sea. Instead, it is surrounded by picturesque terraces of vineyards. If you are on foot,…

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Touring Cinque Terre – Part 1


Or actually, this one should be called “How not to visit Cinque Terre”. The odds were against us from the beginning; Ingrid and I were located about something more than 200 kilometers from the region and the car ride took us on long local roads, thus becoming very long. It was already in the middle of the afternoon when we arrived…

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The Big Boys – San Gimignano


While Ingrid and I were having a stroll in Siena, she asked me if I had ever been to San Gimignano. When I gave a negative answer, we knew what our next destination was going to be. Yes, another touristic highlight (and another photo essay)! But I think it is important – or even necessary – that you see this…

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The Big Boys – Siena


This is more of a photo essay than a real post. We usually don’t feature touristic destinations and I guess you can find information about Siena all over the Internet. Why feature it anyway? Because I really wanted to see Il Campo, the principal medieval main square of the city and Ingrid was willing to guide me. We first got…

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A Macedonian Corner of Paradise – Villa Dihovo


When we spent three days in Macedonia last summer, it was our intention to stay in Bitola (about 14 kilometers to the north of the Greek border). Upon arriving at the motel we had booked, Ingrid and I immediately disliked it; the reception was dusty, the restaurant greasy and the rooms very small and beyond disgusting. We fled and found…

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