Doing a fair bit of hiking in the area around the capital these days. So strange that my exploring of the world started in its farthest corner and only now am I discovering my backyard.
Checkout at 11:00, return of the car at 22:00. That leaves a fair bit of time for in-between-activities. For a start, a visit to the Weifbergturm, a viewing platform towering over the village. Next stop, while we’re at exploring the German countryside: Spreewald. We both like pickles, so that’s a must-see anyway. The town of […]
With the border going straight through the national park, one can easily do a two-country-hike. The Czechs don’t call it Sächsische Schweiz though, for them its České Švýcarsko. Which is unpronouncable for Germans, so they call it Böhmische Schweiz. Plenty of Swisses. Our apartment was surrounded on three sides by national park and also just […]
The April trip had shown me one of the highlights of Sächsische Schweiz: the Schrammsteine. Given that it’s a highlight and you can walk it in two directions, why not go again? We drove the car to Beuthenfall and… discovered that we needed €5 in change for the parking ticket. The things you don’t think […]
Already back after less than four months. Should give the dear reader an idea of how much I liked it the last time. No train travel involved this time. We rented a car in Berlin and drove it down to the last corner of the republic: Hinterhermsdorf. “Am Arsch der Welt”, as the Germans phrase […]
It’s still more than two months to go, but with a trip of this magnitude, I want to do my homework in time. What draws me most about Japan are two things: Ramen-style noodles and the total and utter madness that Tokyo is said to be. I have seen Bangkok, I have seen Hanoi. I’ve […]