• tuscany-42Italy roadtrip: Lucca and Pisa
  • tuscany-5Italy roadtrip: Savignano and Florence
    Right after JP Day, we hit the road with P’s mom, sister, P’s bff from highschool and her spouse (we postponed our honeymoon till next year) and headed to Tuscany. It was everyone’s […]
  • Azores-1-3Portugal ’16 Part 3b – in the middle of the Atlantic
      Furnas: […]
  • Azores-15Portugal ’16 part 3a: It’s better in the Azores
    -To good to be true…. […]
  • lisbon_f - 1Portugal ’16 part 2: Lisbon
  • sintra_f - 1Portugal ’16 part 1: Sintra
  • food-1Rainy Madrid – food food food
    One of the (many) things that connects us is definitely our passion for good foods (and our struggle to stay in shape 😉 ). We love a (very) good glas of wine, fresh fruits of the season, local […]
  • city-1-22Rainy Madrid – the city
    This is our second (unsuccesful) effort this year, after Mallorca,  to try to escape the bad German weather. Magically, mother winter has managed to follow us to Madrid, leaving Munich very warm and […]
  • mallorca-27Spring in Mallorca: Tramontana mountains
    Leaving Palma in the early afternoon still left us with enough time to take a short trip into the Tramontana mountains and the village of Caimari north of Palma, famous for its olive oil, a tip from […]
  • mallorca-28Spring in Mallorca: Palma
    It was a very last-minute decision to go on this trip. We were so tired of the cold weather in Munich that we were so desperate to get on just any flight heading South, but it wasn’t easy to […]
  • oman-35Muscat, Oman
    My second business trip to the Middle East within 2 months. We were invited to a conference also to have some follow-up meetings with the partners we met in Tehran  in January. It was an even shorter […]
  • tehran6Tehran
    It’s “sunday” in Tehran, actually friday Jan-8. I got to the hotel around 3am and after a short night and breakfast in Espinas hotel, I started to explore downtown. Tehran is the […]
  • flight_sunset1Flying to Tehran
    Today I started to a business trip to Teheran. The bad thing about business trips is that I have to go alone. The seat right beside me is empty and I really would like to have it occupied with my […]
  • fall-1-9Fall in Munich
    Some pictures from a Sunday afternoon bike trip in Munich around “Friedensengel” (angel of peace). […]
  • cph27Smørebrød in Copenhagen with Phønix
    We wanted to spend our fourth anniversary (which is a very special day but more on that another time) in some nice place and since we both had been to CPH separately and had occasionally talked about […]
  • herrenchClassical concert Herrenchiemsee
    After spending the weekend in just out-door clothes and bathing suits in Eibsee, we got to play dress up for the classical music festival taking place every summer at one of the palaces of the […]
  • eibsee-2Eibsee
    On our hunt for the right location for next September, i.e. one by the water with the mountain in sight ( I know I sometimes ask a lot of him 😉 ), we found this place in Eibsee. It is indeed a […]
  • krka-2National Park Krka, Croatia
    On the way back from our sailing trip, we spent a couple of hours in the National Park Krka. There are some impressive waterfalls near the highway. But instead of going for the crowded one, we […]
  • sailing-39Sailing Croatia: Split
    Downtown Split has a long Roman history with many impressive buildings. A lively city and very enjoyable to stroll through the many small streets. The atmosphere is even nicer at night:   […]
  • sailing-47Croatia: First Sailing trip with my Captain in the Adria
    Being with a passionate skipper for all these years but this really was my first sailing trip with him. I was so afraid of my sea-sickness getting the worst of me if I stayed on a boat for the whole […]
  • Vietnamese_picVietnam ’15: Vietnamese language
    Vietnamese language (tiếng Việt) When commencing to learn Vietnamese you have a very happy start at first and even at second glance! At first glance you will realise that Vietnamese is the only Asian […]
  • hanoi-24Vietnam ’15, Part 4: Hanoi
  • sapa-10Vietnam ’15, Part 3: Sapa
    After a short flight from Dong Hoi to Hanoi, we picked P’s mother and aunt who were coming with a later flight from Saigon. Together we headed downtown Hanoi to pick up the train tickets for […]
  • phongnha-2Vietnam ’15, Part 2: Phong Nha
    On our way heading up North, we made a quick stop (2nights) in Dong Hoi to explore Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park after reading all the raves about the Sơn Đoòng Cave, the biggest cave on the […]
  • canthoVietnam ’15, Part 1: Can Tho
    On our second (long) trip to Vietnam we had again planned to visit a couple of different locations. We started with Can Tho because we love the floating market there on Mekong river and we also […]
  • gothendowntown02Sweden ’14, Part 4: Last day in Gothenburg
  • torpa01Sweden ’14, Part 3: Torpa Stenhus
    Some cultural education needed: one day we went to the nearby Torpa stenhus (Torpa stone house), a well-preserved medieval castle. The first stone house was built around 1470 as a fortress against […]
  • nabben14Sweden ’14, Part 2: Nabben – our most relaxing vacation ever!
    With fish in our belly and even more in our shopping bags we drove to Ulricehamn to the summer cottage of our friend Henrik’s family. It’s nothing luxurious, but offers the most […]
  • gothenburg01Sweden ’14, Part 1: Gothenburg Fish Market
    After having arrived in Gothenburg airport we drove to the “Feskekörka” which very much looks like a church with all those gothic architectural elements but in fact it is an indoor fish […]
  • taubenst01Hiking Taubenstein
    Another hike starting at Spitzingsee going up to the east. Going to the west leads you to Tegernsee. […]
  • Joburg_fSouth Africa ’14, Part 7: Jo’burg
    Last stop of our three-week journey along the East Coast of South Africa is Johannesburg, or Jo’burg as called by the locals. The whole trip has been a long drive for J, ~3.500km in total […]
  • blyde_fSouth Africa ’14, Part 6: Blyde River Canyon
    After Kruger, we stopped here for a couple days before heading back to Johannesburg. Our lodge is in the middle of a small game reserve so lots of antelopes cross the gate every day to come and feed […]
  • kruger_fSouth Africa ’14, Part 5: Kruger National Park
    Kruger is probably the biggest and most famous National Park in South Africa so it’s kind of a must-see when coming here. The park is so huge that we spent 5 days driving from one camp to the […]
  • Cape Vidal beachSouth Africa ’14, Part 4: St. Lucia
    After falling totally in love with Umngazi River Resort, we didn’t expect much when arriving in St. Lucia knowing it’s a very small touristy village. That’s when you’re mostly […]
  • hlu8South Africa ’14, Part 3: Hluhluwe National Park
    Originally we didn’t plan to visit Hluhluwe Park (pronounced “shlushluweh”) because we were going to spend 5 days in Kruger already, but since it’s just a short drive from St. […]
  • Horseback riding is a so-called community event, organised by the local people living nearbySouth Africa ’14, Part 2: Umngazi River – our kind of paradise
    When I saw some pictures of the Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa the first time while planning our trip, I knew we had to make a stop here. It was a long drive from Drakensberg, not in terms of […]
  • draken_fSouth Africa ’14, Part 1: Drakensberg
    Despite having been to the country only half a year before, we were so excited coming back to South Africa for another 3 weeks this time. There’s even a direct flight from Munich to […]
  • Typical red-ish rock in the Southern part of the AlpsSkiing in Wolkenstein / Sella Ronda
    Second time in South Tirol, skiing in the Sella Ronda area   […]
  • wank9Hiking up Wank
    Wank is a 1.780m high mountain near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Surely not as impressive as Zugspitze but going up more than 1.000hm is a nice hike and you have great views including wonderful colours of […]
  • langebaan08South Africa ’13, Part 6: Langebaan
    Langebaan is one of the many beach towns on the west coast of South Africa. We dicided to make a stop here hoping for some sea-sand-sun time but weren’t lucky with the weather. Afterall, […]
  • kgal25South Africa ’13, Part 4: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
    Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is one of the largest SANParks (South African National Parks) and the only one comprising two National Parks across border, a smaller part in South Africa and the bigger […]
  • kenhardt01South Africa ’13, Part 4: Long drive to Kenhardt
    After 5 days in Cape Town we hit the road for the North. It was actually our anniversary but we must have forgotten it while planning this trip so we spent the entire day sitting in the car. Even […]
  • The must-have shot of table mountainSouth Africa ’13, Part 3: Table Mountain
    On our last day in Cape Town we hiked up Table Mountain via Skeleton Gorge hiking trail starting in the Kirstenborsch Botanical Garden, which is a more interesting trail compared to the shorter one […]
  • hermanus_fSouth Africa ’13, Part 2: Hermanus
    September is a good time to go whale watching in Hermanus. Southern Right Whales are on average about 14m long, 41 tonnes heavy and can live up to 50 years. A pregnant one can reach a weight of 80 […]
  • Cape_fSouth Africa ’13, Part 1: Cape Town
    This is my first time in the continent and J’s third time in the country so I left all the planning for him. We spent the first 4 nights in Cape Town doing the normal tourist routes: hiking up […]
  • Heimgarten-12Heimgarten / Herzogstand hiking
    Hiking up Heimgarten and then going across the ridge to Herzogstand is one of the most spectacular hikes we have done so far. It’s pretty strenuous and takes almost 5 hours – but […]
  • AmsterP3-2Amsterdam Part 3: Sunday Market
    On our last day, we visited a sunday market close to the apartment where we stayed. Relaxed Sunday morning with relaxed people. […]
  • AmsterP2-2Amsterdam Part 2: The Sea and the City
  • Amster-8Amsterdam Part 1: Birthday dinner
    It’s P’s birthday so we went for a special dinner to Amsterdam and spent some hot summer days in the city. The food was fabulous, thanks to a tip from Bernard’s parents, a former […]
  • wallberg2_fWallberg in summer time
    This time we are hiking up Wallberg, approx. 900hm   […]
  • Panoramic view on the top before hiking downHirschberg / Tegernsee
    Hiking up Hirschberg – a classical tour in the Alps near Munich. Not too exciting though […]
  • Beautiful view across the cityMerano – the Italian Alps
    On the way back from Verona we stopped for 2 days for a quick visit in Merano […]
  • THE balcony ....Verona – home of Romeo and Juliet
    One of the advantage of living in Munich is that it doesn’t take us long to drive to Italy so we occationally do it over long weekends. In German there is even a saying that, Munich is the […]
  • View from Marmolada glacier at 3.200mSkiing Alta Badia
    Moving is tough. Unpacking is even tougher. We kind of needed a break so two weeks after we moved to Munich, we sneaked out for a week of skiing in South Tirol, Italy ;-). […]
  • Panoramic view of Tegernsee from top of WallbergSledding down Wallberg
    Living in Munich, Wallberg/Tegernsee is only an hour to drive (unless you’re stuck in the weekend traffic jam….)   […]
  • Starting our new life in Munich
    2013 was the start of our life in Munich. Since we didn’t want to rush with the home-hunting, we decided to keep our apartment in Frankfurt until we found something we both really like. So J […]
  • helio9Road Trip Southern France Part 3: Heliopolis
  • favars5Road Trip Southern France Part 2: Favars
  • pontdugard2Road trip Southern France, Part 1
  • Look to the East: Eiger and JungfrauSwedish cottage in Bern – Switzerland
  • bikeBarcelona and the Pyrenees
    Barcelona is one of the cities that “have it all”. The beach, the mountain, city life, art scene, cultural activities, Gaudi (!), and a very famous football team on top. We spent the […]
  • phuquoc12Vietnam ’12, Part 5: Phu Quoc
    A ferry boat form Ha Tien took us to Phu Quoc, an island actually closer to Cambodia than to Vietnam. There are very few roads (in not too good conditions or even dirt roads) so the car drive from […]
  • cantho2Vietnam ’12, Part 4: Can Tho
  • saigon_fVietnam ’12, Part 3: Saigon
    My first time in Saigon with only 2 days to get an impression of a city that I mostly know from some history lessons at school and from which there are some “pictures” in mind from […]
  • hoian3Vietnam ’12, Part 2: Hoi An
    Hoi An is definitely our second favourite city in Vietnam after Saigon. It’s very touristy yes, but you receive decent services for your money and the foods are excellent (we kinda plan all our […]
  • danang6Vietnam ’12, Part 1: Da Nang
    My first time in Vietnam – exciting! After a long flight to Saigon, our next location was Da Nang, a city that I had only heard about in Magnum PI and had no clue what to expect. It was hot and […]
  • A gondola on a small channel in VeniceRoad trip Northern Italy – our very first vacation together
    This trip definitely marked our beginning and we weren’t even planning for it. It was a difficult (and very confusing) time for both of us… I was supposed to go on another vacation with […]

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  1. …seeing all these wonderful trips and pictures I can hardly imagine that both of you have a very time consumtive Job…

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