22 May, 2018 in Zurich

One of the nicest hikes I’ve done in the previous year was the  Stoos, with an impressive break-taking “hike” on the mountain ridge overlooking glorious snow-top mountains and clear water lakes. With gondola cable-car and ski-lifts taking you up all the way, it’s as easy as can be, making this possibly the best easy hike […]

5 May, 2018 in Zurich

During my last month in Europe before heading off to Central America and relocating to Asia, I tried to do as much as I could around Europe, and that included heading off to the German side of Switzerland to explore cities I’ve long wanted to see. I finally made it to Zurich, arriving late night, […]

24 Apr, 2018 in Athens

I’m not exactly sure why, but I’ve heard – a number of times – that Athens isn’t a very pleasant city. Which just made my enjoyment of this gorgeous city even greater. I expected little, and got a world class capital city, with the obvious remarkable Greek history sites, but also with lots of terrific […]

29 Mar, 2018 in Delphi

Our first target after renting a car in Athens and hitting the road was Delphi. We stayed in the nearby quiet town of Itea, with a lovely hotel overlooking the coast, and spending the evening walking the boardwalk and eating local gyros. The next day we opened up with a visit to Delphi, with the […]

27 Mar, 2018 in Zurich

Engelberg-Titlis is one of the largest ski parks in Switzerland, but during the summer it’s just a gorgeous place to hike, deep in crystal clear freezing water, and enjoy the Swiss breath-taking mountain view from above. Because of the ski resort, you have cable cars and ski lifts taking you almost all the way to […]

25 Mar, 2018 in Peloponnese

The Peloponnese Greek island offers lots of wonderful historical sites and some spectacular scenery. In one of the last days of our visit to Greece we made our way to Mystras, a UNESCO heritage site of a Byzantine mountain city dating back to the 12th century. No longer would you have to visualize ancient times like in […]

13 Mar, 2018 in Nijmegen

In my last few weeks in the Netherlands I was trying to see as much as possible by taking all kinds of strange train routes and making stops in places I have not been to before. A trip to Tilburg and a block train rail in Eindhoven got me to transfer through Nijmegen, and since I’ve […]

10 Mar, 2018 in Cambridge

In my last visit to the UK I had a few days to explore the lovely old town of Cambridge and venture into some of the inner courts of the college campuses with a host professor. During that time there was also an open day for the university, so there was unrestricted access to some […]

27 Feb, 2018 in Greece

Our final stop in Greece, just before heading back to the Athens airport and flying out, was Corinth. We were staying in a nearby Airbnb, and a mere 10 minute drive away we arrived at the almost deserted  archeological site. A demanding hike up, which I was very proud that our little team was able […]

13 Feb, 2018 in Luxembourg

One gloomy day on a weekend last year I decided to rent a car and head out to see Luxembourg City. I spent the day exploring the city highlights (e.g., Casemates du Bock), making the circle heading east and then north to take in the scenic views overlooking the valley and the nearby mountains. Even […]

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