Wherever I went in town, I always saw Colonia lighthouse, an ever-present guide, for sailors throughout the centuries – and for this jetlagged Scandinavian.
This summer, go to Nassfeld in Austria’s southernmost province, Carinthia. Then head up on Madritsche mountain for heaps of family fun.
Oetzi may have been hiking in these hills 5000 years ago. I did last summer. I had it much easier than he did, though. I took the cable car.
Bregenz, though not perhaps Austria’s best-known city, is a city dear to me. When I was 15, a friend and I spent the summer, officially doing a language course, but in reality concentrating on beer, boys and night clubs we were much too young for. (These things were a bit more lax back then). We [...]
I love walking across borders and try to do that whenever I can. It’s still fun in Africa – say, between South Africa and Lesotho, or Asia, even between USA and Mexico or any place where borders still mean something. Sadly (in a nostalgic sense, that is), this is no longer the case in Europe. [...]
Border bridge: Liechtenstein to the left, Switzerland to the right. I jump: Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland…