Monthly Archives : March 2017

Berat

Photo Essay – Berat Castle


Berat is a city in south-central Albania.Its historical centre is mentioned on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lars and I decided to start our visit at Berat Castle, a 13th century fortress with churches and mosques. We did not get very far, however. Lars received a telephone call from his sister, announcing the death of their mother. Although we knew…

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Berlin Zoological Garden

Where Knut Was Once at Home


Remember Knut? He was the cute polar bear, born in the Berlin Zoological Garden, who was rejected by his mother and afterwards raised by his keepers. Knut became a huge attraction, but unfortunately passed away five years later. Anyway, you guessed it: Lars and I paid a visit to the Berlin Zoological Garden. It was quite clear from the beginning…

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Durrës Amphitheatre

Throwback Thursday – The Durrës Amphitheatre


During our Summer trip of 2015, Lars and I spent one week in one of the biggest cities of Albania, Durrës. Most of the time we enjoyed a lazy life on the beach, but we did make time to visit one of the biggest attractions of the city: the Amphitheatre. Built in the 2nd century, it was one of the very…

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Berlin Wannsee

A Gloomy New Year’s Day in Berlin


If you read our post about Dinant, you know that not every trip or excursion is successful. To be honest, our visit to Dinant was not a huge success due to bad planning from my side and simple bad luck. Well, a lot of bad luck. On New Year’s Day, Lars and I first decided to sleep in. We got…

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Botanical Gardens Berlin

A Sunny Afternoon in the Botanical Garden of Berlin


As you all know by now, Lars and I like to spend the end of the year abroad. This time we chose one of our favourite cities, which is Berlin. The first day – 31 December 2016 – was a sunny and cold one. Obviously, we decided to spend that day outside and since we were not far away from…

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Throwback Thursday – A Lazy Day in the Bay of Kotor


On our way from Slovenia to Albania in the Summer of 2015, we decided to stay one day in the Bay of Kotor and explore this beautiful area. But things took a different turn… Lars and I had calculated that we would arrive in Kotor late in the afternoon. But our GPS stopped working as soon as we crossed the…

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A Walk in Bruges – Part 1


Lars and I had tried to visit Bruges before, but it is quite difficult to reach the centre by car. And it is an even a bigger challenge to get rid of your car. Late in December 2016, we decided to go there by train, because the train station is quite near the city centre. Upon leaving the station, Lars…

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