Germany: Time for hope (Vaccine)

This week's news were dominated by the announcement of two different vaccines for Covid-19. That could get a license in the USA and Europe. Which been the best news in weeks. After the rising Covid-19 numbers all over Europe and the following shutdowns, this seems to be the light at the end of a really long tunnel. Even that it is not sure by when the vaccine will be available for…

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Germany: Back to my childhood (Harz)

In order to escape the same white walls, that I am looking at in home office for nearly 9 months now, I went on a trip back to my childhood. What is the best place to hide in a pandemic? The countryside. Which is not densely populated and has a lot of nature to offer. It is just great not to have a constant reminder of the pandemic. Like wearing masks,…

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Germany: Time to breathe

Now we are back where we started, this all feels like March/April again. Only that this time we all saw it coming. Covid-19 numbers are rising around Europe and measures are taken in all European countries. It was only a matter of time when the German government is announcing the next lockdown. Starting by tomorrow we will get a Lockdown light in Germany. This means all restaurant, bars, hotels, cinemas, theater…

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Germany: A weekend walk in the Odenwald in Autumn

R├Âtlicher Lacktrichterling Kubanischer Kahlkopf This year is with all means special, with the good and bad phases. But what 2020 is giving us is a golden autumn, which means a warm October. Nature in all the colors autumn can paint. At the moment the game of colors is amazing. Leaves are painted in yellow, orange, red and a combination in between. It is a phenomenon that is happening in this intensity…

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Germany: Autumn in the Black Forest

After coming back from a still warm Portugal, Germany welcomed us already in full autumn. With night temperatures around 3 degrees and day temperatures around 9 degrees, summer is officially over. With the falling temperatures also the colors of the leaves are changing from green to yellow, orange and red. The play of the color can be mostly enjoyed in the woods and this is where we headed once more. Today's…

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Portugal: Experience report during Covid-19

I wanted to do here an aftermath of your experience in Portugal this year during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. I will not pretend that travel this year was an easy decision. With the ongoing news about the topic in the media, it was hard to make a good decision. Also, with keeping the own health and the health of others in mind. As with the majority of the Germans staying Germany…

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Portugal: Tips

My tips summarized here are based on a three weeks travel to the mainland of Portugal. The travel was split between self-driving and luggage transport between the long-distance hiking in the North of Portugal. Areas included are Minho, the Douro Valley and the Geres National Park. The trip was focused mainly on hiking, eating great Portuguese food and just enjoy great location in more unknown part of the North of Portugal.…

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Portugal: Resume after hiking 200 km in the North of Portugal

As in 2020 travel was upside down, I was on the search of hiking opportunities in Europe that were off the beaten paths. Portugal may not come first in mind when searching for this. The country is mainly known for it's amazing beaches at the Algave region. May some know the Fishermen's Trail (Rota Vicentina), which is still on my list but I wanted to leave it for our trip around…

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Portugal: The best for last (GR50 Ermida)

Just pure nature (Ermida) At our last day in Portugal, we aimed for a special hike. Up to the Lourica (1359 m). The hike can be started near Ermida. It is already a pictures drive up to this mountain town. Shortly before the town of Ermida there are two parking slots, in order to start the hike on the GR50. Or just take a photo of the amazing landscape. As our…

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Portugal: Back in the Geres National Park (GR50 from Soajo)

Two weeks in Portugal went by like nothing, as we not been ready to face the Covid-19 situation in Germany just yet, we extend our stay in Portugal for another week. In Geres we got a taste of the Geres Nation Park and the GR50. In order to see more of the park we decided to go Soajo. A more quiet and countryside region of the Geres National Park. Also, here…

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