Sweden – From a beautiful beach to a fortress

Screeching seagulls, an amazing coast walk and a Danish fortress: not for nothing Varberg was nominated as one of the most favorite summer places of Sweden in 2013. The 200 year old tradition of health treatments is still in the air today. Its greatest witness is the historical cold bathhouse along the beach.  With its Moorish architecture and the…

Texel – stormy island feelings in the North of Holland

Two meters altitude and 160 km2 of pure nature – that’s the biggest Frisian island, Texel. Having been living in Holland already since 9 years, actually means to finally take the time and go there for a couple of days. We chose the small village of Julianadorp as starting point and rented a beautiful house at the beach. From…

Calabria – an explosive trip to Stromboli

Ever day, when laying at the beach, we had a fabulous view to the Stromboli. This symmetric volcano was raising its smoking silhouette in front of us and was almost screaming: come and visit me! So we did… Taking the boat from Tropea to the island of Stromboli is actually quite easy. They leave almost…

Calabria – Wine & Middle Age architecture along the East Coast

Uncountable olive trees,  lovely wineyards and middle age architechture shape the fascinating landscape of Marchesato around Crotone. Already the ancient Greeks called this region ‘Oinotaria’ – wineland. History tells that the athlets of the Olympic Games received wine from Krimisa for their victories. And until today, the pontent red wine of Ciro is still pressed…

Milan – Duomo & Design

Of course the most famous building of Milan is where our tour has to start: the Duomo. And yes, it is definitely impressive to stand in front of this masterpiece of architecture. Even when you’re coming closer your fascination stays: you’re just fascinated of the art works – perfection in every detail. Right in the…

Milan – Aside the typical tourist routes

Our second day. 8:00 in the morning. Shafts of sunlight made us awake. And we thoughts: Milan has to be more than Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. So, let’s jump into the tram and let’s discover it. We started out tour at the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, consecrated in 387 by St. Ambrose and later named after this same…

Tallinn – the city of contrasts

Most likely Toompea is the greatest place to start exploring Esotnia’s capital. Form here you have a fantastic view over the whole city.  Located right in its center, this limestone hill had first been populated in 1227 when the German Knights of the Sword built the stone fortress. The 7 ha’s are full of history: old buildings, narrow streets,  impressing churches like the…

Tallinn – Coasting by bike

Sunshine, 22°C and a light breeze from the sea – are there better conditions for biking along the coast?  So it was a fast decision to walk to the old city center of Tallinn and to rent two bikes at City Bike Tallinn. Our Estonian biking ‘adventure’ could begin. Once moving out of the city and leaving the cruise…