Today should be a snowy day, I mean it'll snow on and off the whole day. At breakfast we go over the different options: we'd like to walk in the forest again, but have exhausted the local options if we stick to approved routes for winter hiking. We decide to drive to the next valley… Continue reading Under the Zinnkopf
The balloonists called yesterday evening to confirm that they would be flying today, so this morning at ten thirty we show up at the camping site they use for take off and landing. We've been seeing these hot air balloons in the sky the last few days and we're really excited to go up ourselves,… Continue reading Frillensee
Today is a resting day, that means no backpacks, no heavy hiking boots and not too much snow. We are planning to visit Herrenchiemsee, a 238 ha island in the Chiemsee lake, not to far from where we're sleeping. The morning dawns clear, without the usual blanket of fog, but the temperature is well below… Continue reading Herrenchiemsee
Since we finished our walk so early yesterday, we decided to slow down a bit: up at seven thirty, breakfast at eight and we start walking around ten. It should be another sunny, cloudless day and I put on the same combination of layers. Our route starts from the hotel, leads us eastward out of… Continue reading Bäckeralmrunde
8:547:187:08 Alarm at seven, we've asked for breakfast at seven thirty. We're staying in an Aparthotel, where you basically rent an appartment but get all the services of a hotel if you want them, including breakfast. The friendly young lady who welcomed us yesterday had asked if we had any preferences and we said we'd… Continue reading Snow!
A good night, we wake up with the alarm at seven and the first thing we do is look out over the lake to watch the sun come up. As predicted the cloud cover is pretty low, but there's a hole that makes the lake glow with the reflection of the new day. Off to… Continue reading Die Deutsche Alpenstraße
It wasn't a great night.. noisy bed, lumpy pillows. Then again, we booked this hotel using loyalty points on the booking platform so it's basically free and that's an enjoyable fact. The reception was closed the day before and we used a code to get our key from a safe, but this morning there is… Continue reading Back in Konstanz
Today starts as a regular work day, so the electronic bird song starts at six ten. This time is perfectly calculated to allow me to hop into my cycling cloths, grab my soup from the bridge and start my bike commute to work, but today's special. I quickly fold yesterdays clean laundry, fresh from the… Continue reading To the Alps!
Alarm at 7. I slept well, we leave the window open at night for fresh air, so the room is chilly but I'm warm under the thick blanket. We already have a plan for today, so it's just the usual routine to get ready. I run out of ham when fixing lunch, so use the… Continue reading Dicke Tannen
Alarm at 7, up at 8. I realized yesterday evening why we're getting up later, it's because we stay up late, reading in bed. Definitely a necessary part of holidaying. It's pretty sunny outside, though according to wetter.de it's only 3° C. I go out to get our lunch bread rolls and it's perfect walking… Continue reading Loop to Sorge
Alarm at seven, up at eight, it's turning out to be a real lazy holiday.. I feel perfectly fine, warm under the bedcover, but with the first steps out of bed I can tell it's a good idea to take a day off: my calf muscles are quite sore. It becomes better after moving around… Continue reading Quedlinburg, Roßtrappe & Rappbodetalsperre
Alarm at seven, breakfast at eight. I remember that I have two bananas here, left over from home, and decide to have a toasted bread slice with choco and then banana slices on top. It's a small banana, but also a small slice, so the pieces are about 15 mm thick, takes some coordination to… Continue reading Down from the Wurmberg
Alarm at 7, up at 8. If you've read yesterday's post, you'll know we don't have breakfast., but according to Google both the bakery and grocery nearby in the village should be open, so I put on some warm clothes and get out there. The bakery has bread rolls (which we need for lunch) and… Continue reading Hike in the Harz
It's a Saturday and we're still at home, so the bedside alarm is set at 7. Doesn't matter, we always get up at 7 on vacation days anyway. Today we drive to Braunlage, in the Harz region of Germany. Even though it's been a busy September, I did find some time to prepare and we're… Continue reading Holiday! Finally!
I wake up at five thirty, but manage to fall asleep again. We get up around seven and start sorting out our stuff. Most of mom's bike stuff is already gone with the DHL Freight shipment and I travelled here with the big suitcase half empty, but it will be a tight fit with all… Continue reading Copenhagen summary
Up at seven, as usual. Since we'll be going out by bike today and want to optimize, we're having breakfast at the hotel. I take an egg from a basket, wondering if it's hard or soft boiled and discover it's not boiled at all. There's both a boiling and a cold water bath and instructions… Continue reading To Ordrupgaard
Up at 7. Today is reserved for general hanging around and shopping, so we take into account that anything interesting will only open at ten and take it really, really easy. A long shower, a short debate of what to wear and we set out, again taking the S-train to Nørreport to find breakfast. We… Continue reading Strolls and shops
We fell asleep around nine yesterday and wake up before seven. We have a museum planned this morning, this opens only at ten, so we decide to head out to town for an extensive breakfast. We google in bed and decide on The Union Kitchen, because it gets good reviews and the pictures look nice.… Continue reading The big city experience
Yesterday evening we fell asleep by nine. I suppose mom has a good excuse, having cycled about 1800 km in the last weeks, for me it's just the stressful summer catching up with me. We don't have an alarm set, but wake up with the light before seven. We're planning to have breakfast out in… Continue reading Sun and smiles
My mom left a few weeks ago from her home in Belgium, her bike loaded with the usual travelling stuff as well as tent, sleeping bag and cooking stuff. She does cycling tours regularly, but this is her longest ever at an estimated 1700 km. I've helped her the last few months to map the… Continue reading To Copenhagen
I must admit, staycations have advantages: I can sleep in my own bed and stick to the routine I'm used to! The two museums on the list today are in Brussels and because we want to avoid the morning traffic jams, we take it easy in the morning and leave around half past nine. The… Continue reading Fossils and military history