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…

Sweden – saying ‘hello’ to a herd of alpacas

An exiting week with a lot of great impressions passed by and it’s time to go back to the airport.  We had plenty of time and suddenly passed by a sign ‘Alpaca Farm’ close to the road. Thus, time to leave the highway and take a closer look. Since many years my husband has been loving…

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 – Canoeing & mushrooms at the green heart of Sila

2000 km2 covers the high plateau of Sila, the green heart of Calabria. Since the ancient times, this beautiful landscape owns its name that reflects its fortune of forests. In 1968 the national park has been established, 1997 extended. Today the Sila is one of the few regions in Europe where wild wolfs are still…

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…