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Tribulations of a swiss guy From solo to family travel, or things that happen when you meet the right person on the road. And how we're transmitting the travel bug to our children.

Struggling with water

CZECH REPUBLIC | Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | Views [797]

It has been a long time since the last published post on this blog, but I felt like writing. Not that as a technical writer, I don’t write. As a matter of fact, I do it every day. But technical writing is, uh well, very technical! A lot has ... Read more >

Tags: camping, children, czech republic, munich, rain, salzburg

Bife de Lomo & Malbec

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 15 Dec 2007 | Views [2557]

Again the planning phase was pretty much useless. Well, that is not entirely true, since it's always a lot of fun for me. Nevertheless, after a short week in Chile, Antoinette and I are already headed to another country, when we were supposed to travel ... Read more >

Tags: food & eating

On the road again

CHILE | Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | Views [913]

There's no such thing as leaving again for a long trip. My European break is over, and Antoinette and I have finally boarded a plane together. Two actually, since most flights to south-America are leaving from Madrid. After a long but quite comfortable ... Read more >

Tags: on the road, valparaiso

Gallery: Expo de Coss

SWITZERLAND | Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Expo de Coss

SWITZERLAND | Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | Views [1062] | Comments [1]

Not going to Switzerland while I was in Europe would have probably meant that my family would have put a contract on my head. A risk I wasn’t willing to take, especially since I love being there. Furthermore, the Expo de Coss happened to ... Read more >

Tags: people

Gallery: Axalp

SWITZERLAND | Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Shots fired in the Bernese Oberland

SWITZERLAND | Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | Views [942]

Every year, the Swiss Air Force is in action above the lake of Brienz in the Bernese Alps. The show is opened to the public for 2 days, during which the small village of Axalp is invaded by aerofanatics armed to their teeth with the latest and biggest ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

Back on the old continent

NETHERLANDS | Sunday, 23 Sep 2007 | Views [963]

As this trip has strayed far from the original plan, of which Australia wasn’t part, and has become much more consequent with a non-planned South American leg, budget considerations have to be taken into account. The stint Down Under has made a major ... Read more >

Tags: Budgets & money

Gallery: Perth - Fremantle

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

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A mixed bunch

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | Views [957] | Comments [1]

If the Ambassador adventure is now over, my trip altogether had not reached its end yet. After six weeks behind the wheel and more than 7‘200 km, I have reached my first Australian metropolitan area. With little more than a million and a half inhabitants, ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, sightseeing

Back on foot

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | Views [977] | Comments [2]

Watching Roger Federer win – again – the US Open happened to be the last thing I did as an Ambassador. The match was showing at 6:30 AM , and a straight set victory allowed me just enough time to check-out before 10 o’clock . But the experience ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, on the road

Gallery: Wild Flowers

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Wild flowers

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 8 Sep 2007 | Views [9305] | Comments [3]

The southern part of Western Australia has the reputation of becoming ablaze with wildflowers in springtime. Spring being not that far away, I have witnessed the prelude of Nature’s great symphony. The fields went from ochre to green, and progressively ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, the great outdoors

Gallery: Pinnacles

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 8 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Fields of Pillars

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | Views [1037]

Here’s a classic that I haven’t read yet: Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote . From what I know about the story, Don Quixote has something against windmills. So, as I was approaching the town called Cervantes, I couldn’t help but wonder why this name ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, the great outdoors

Gallery: Shipwreck Coast

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Kalbarri

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Shipwreck coast

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | Views [2002] | Comments [2]

On the morning of November 16 th 1629, two men rowed ashore just south of modern day Kalbarri onboard the dingy of the Sardam , a jacht belonging to the VOC ( Verenigde Oost-indische Compagnie ), the Dutch East-Indies Company. They were marooned ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, culture

Is it another country?

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 2 Sep 2007 | Views [951]

I left Shark Bay late one afternoon, and driving at night is not such a good idea. I’ve seen enough dead Kangaroos on the side of the road to add my own. In such cases, one can easily sleep in some special rest area that can be found at regular ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, the great outdoors

Gallery: Shark Bay

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 29 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

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