• europe,  GL,  italy

    Sardinian wildlife

    Those who know us a bit, know we love animals. We have a small zoo at home, most people say… and when we travel, we love our portion of nature next to our portion of culture. So this next blogpost is about the wildlife in Sardegna. Flamingo’s The southern part of the island, especially the area around Cagliari, is famous for it’s flamingo’s – although you could spot some in the more Northern parts of the island as well. We saw our first an hour or so after we left our hotel in Olbia the first day; at the Stagno di San Teodoro along the eastcoast. This place is easy…

  • austria,  belgium,  england,  europe,  france,  italy,  themed posts

    Travelling Europe in wintertime

    Last weekend I visited Gemünd, in the German Eifel region. While I was walking around town with my friend Shira, we noticed that it was so quiet there. Ofcourse, we added, nobody travels in winter around here. Everybody seems to want fun in the sun and doesn’t consider winter chills. And that’s a pitty. Because a wintertrip has a lot of bonusses as well! When I got home, I read this blogpost of Europe Travel Net, summing it up quite correctly. They gave 5 reasons why it’s a good idea to travel off-season: you can easily find bargains, the climate is often really good in the southern part or you…

  • europe,  GL,  italy,  unesco world heritage

    Stumbling upon the Etruscan necropole of Tarquinia…

    We visited the Italian island of Sardegna (Sardinia) in the summer of 2013, and we still regard this holiday as one of our favorites. It was the ideal mix of relaxation, culture, nature and excellent food. We did consider to fly to Sardinia, but after comparing the costs we decided to go by car. This means we could add a roadtrip to our holiday, taking in a lot of culture and experiencing the couleur locale through couchsurfing. It turned out to be a perfect combination, and we ended up with a number of unforgettable memories. Maybe the most remarkable story is about how we came across Tarquinia. It was on…

  • europe,  GL,  italy,  unesco world heritage

    Impressions of Firenze.

    I wasn’t sure what title to give this account of our one-day walk through Firenze (Florence) in July 2013. We were merely passing by on our way back home (after visiting Sardegna) and the scorching heat (temperatures around 45°C, that’s around 113 degrees Fahrenheit) wasn’t really motivating us for long walks and intensive visits. We were also traveling with our (then) 3-year old daughter, Febe, so we didn’t visit any musea either. Instead, we decided on a walk through the city centre, followed by a visit to the Boboli gardens for some peace and quiet (and because it was then just declared UNESCO world heritage). The city was completely overcrowded…