Magical Externsteine

Dan Brown, search no more: I have found the perfect place for the next Da Vinci Code! A truly magical place where ley lines come together and the devil sleeps. Where the Japanese come to lie in an empty grave to re-energize and mighty treasures were hidden.. Today […]

Drinking wine in Saint-Émilion

A little south of Bordeaux you can find this little place called Saint-Émilion. A small town with only 200 people left living there. It reminded me a bit of the ghost town I visited in California two years ago: Calico once housed hundreds of people, but since all […]

Visiting the Habsburger

This may seem a bit macabre but on the other hand: the Viennese are typically a bit macabre. So if you have a weak stomach I suggest you quit reading now. If not: welcome to the world of the dead! Who says Austria (or Vienna) says Habsburger. The […]

Stift Göttweig

As you can see from the pictures, Stift Göttweig is a huge abbey about a one-hour drive from Vienna. It lies on top of a hill around 450 meters above sea level, which means that you have a stunning view from the terrace overlooking the surrounding area. The […]

A summer day in Bern

Bern is of course the capital of Switzerland and lovely to visit. I have friends living there, so I have visited the place many times over the past 15 years. For this post I will do some suggestions for what you could do in just one day. Our […]

Château Chillon

While planning our holiday in the Alps, Mr. Dodo and I originally did not plan to go and visit Château Chillon. While I was browsing the internet looking for interesting places to visit en route, I came across this castle. I thought it looked quite nice, made a […]