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Tackling two mountain passes and Lourdes in the French Pyrenees

Our trip through the North of Spain sadly ended after we finished our hike through the Ordesa valley, but it wasn't the complete end of our roadtrip. We still had to drive back home and for that, we had to cross the Pyrenees. Oh beautiful mountains, I can't just drive past you, can I? Late… Continue reading Tackling two mountain passes and Lourdes in the French Pyrenees

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Through the valley in the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park

When you've checked off all the sights in the area you had planned to visit and you have another couple of days left on your holiday, what do you do? In my case, definitely not just sit back and relax. I take the map and see what else there is to see within reasonable distance.… Continue reading Through the valley in the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park

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From buckets of rain to brilliant sunshine in San Sebastian, Spain

It's crazy to witness how fast the weather can change from one opposite to the other. When we arrived in the city of San Sebastian, or as it is known in Basque language; Donostia, dark gray clouds were not just threatening to drop their load. They did, full force. All evening and night. But then… Continue reading From buckets of rain to brilliant sunshine in San Sebastian, Spain

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Fast exploration of Bilbao – one evening and one morning

A few years ago a friend of mine told me that one of her favorite trips she'd ever taken was to the North of Spain and Bilbao. For reasons unknown we didn't discuss it in dept, but ever since that conversation this city had been on my radar. Our initial plans of a roadtrip through… Continue reading Fast exploration of Bilbao – one evening and one morning

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Riding along the coast of Biscay and Basque Country, Spain

After two and a half days of mountain peaks and lush, green surroundings, it was time to leave Picos de Europa and all its beauty behind us and head north to the coast. The next part of our roadtrip through the north of Spain would be focusing on the coastline of Biscay and Basque Country.… Continue reading Riding along the coast of Biscay and Basque Country, Spain

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Luxembourg; castles, rock formations and an intriguing capital

Luxumbourg. Belgium's tiniest neighbor and the country you pass through on your way to Germany or Austria. That's what I knew of this country until a couple of months ago. And what a shame that lack of knowledge was! Covid-19 once again made me look for travel options closer to home and made me discover… Continue reading Luxembourg; castles, rock formations and an intriguing capital

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Falling in love with the charm of medieval Monschau, Germany

When we set course for the High Fens two weeks ago, the weather wasn't all that great. Big, dark clouds threatened to literally rain on our parade on the very first day of our trip. And hiking in nature isn't really that idyllic with that hanging over your head. So, it was time to go… Continue reading Falling in love with the charm of medieval Monschau, Germany