Germany: Staying Positive

One week ago we make the decision to call of our Around the World trip for 2020. That we were planning for the last year and preparing intensively for the last 5 months. Due to the current worldwide pandemic of the coronavirus, we need to be reasonable. At the moment nearly every country is closing borders and tourist flights and travel is just not possible anymore. As it is really hard…

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World: Rewind 2019

This year was all about exploring more of the beautiful Europe. Find nice nature places. Places that are still uncrowded and just stunning. With our pick this year with Madeira, the Pyrenees in France and Spain, the Dolomites in Italy, as well the beautiful Slovenia, we choose amazing outdoor locations. A winter escape (Madeira) This year we visited Madeira at the End of January. As Madeira has the same weather nearly…

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Italy: A day in the Puster Valley

The accomodationIn case you have only one full day in the Puster Valley in Italy, here some tips how to fill our day. One of the most important things in the Italian Alps is to have apartment that is facing the mountains - look here for inspirations. Just waking up with a view to the mountains in a cozy Italy home. Enjoying the great breakfast with fresh bread and a cheese/meat…

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Italy: Hike around Sexten

After our amazing days in Slovenia we soon needed to go back home. But on our way back to Germany we stopped again for a couple of days in the Dolomites. This time we stayed in the Pustertal in Sexten (Italy). As we knew the place from our visit 3 years back. We knew it would be a great ending for this year's Europe trip. In Sexten we stayed in the…

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Slovenia: Tips

General In general Slovenia was everything but what I was expecting it to be. Honestly I did not have any clear picture of what to expect. Slovenia is a beautiful natural side, with good infrastructure for self driving, as well for internet and phone. In addition, it was really clean - reminded me in that point a lot of Norway - toilets at every parking lot, no rubbish at any side.…

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Slovenia: Around Lake Bohinj

Our first impression of Slovenia in the Soča Valley was great. Still, we were excited with what the Lake Bohinj area had to offer. Our drive from Bovec lead us through the beautiful Tolmin Gorge to the small town of Stara Fužina. The settlement is surrounded by mountains of the Triglav National Park. It is located at the Lake Bohinj. The town itself offers a lot of private apartments to choose from.…

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Slovenia: The beautiful Tolmin Gorge

On our way from your first location, in Bovec to Lake Bohinj, our second location, we visited the beautiful Tolmin Gorge. The gorge is the lowest entry point to the Triglav National Park. It is a stunning nature side that should not be missed. The side provides three different parking lots. One close by that needs to be paid. The two other once are for free and can be hiking in…

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Slovenia: Day trip to Mangart

One day trip that can be done from Bovec is the 45 minutes drive to the Mangart mountain. The mountain is located at the border to Italy and is part of the Triglav National Park. Up to the view point leads a small winding paved road that is mostly single-lined. At the top three hiking trails are available that lead to the Mangart (Mangrt) - 2679 meters. The trails have different levels…

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Slovenia: Days in the Soča Valley

Welcome to BovecAfter driving from the Dolomites to Slovenia, we were greeted warmly by our apartment (Apartment Wallas) host in Čezsoča just outside Bovec. He showed us the rooftop apartment which had the best view into the Soča Valley - which I used so many times only to enjoy the silent and views into this beautiful valley. The host explained to me a couple of things to do in Bovec and…

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Slovenia: On the way to Slovenia

After our first few days in Italy, we made our way further to Slovenia. Going to Slovenia in the first place is funny story. For some reason I never had Slovenia on my bucket list. I had just no image of this beautiful country in my head. So one day in the office I came back to my computer and saw this great picture of the Julian alps on my locked…

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