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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 […]

Festiguet at the Bielersee

Imagine this: a small village at the foot of mountain range which ends in a lake, stretching to the horizon and beyond. Well, maybe not beyond. But you cannot tell, because looking at the horizon is too blinding because of the warm summer sun that is shining directly […]

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 […]