• 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…

  • AF,  austria,  europe

    Winter wonderland

    It’s the holiday season, and nothing says Christmas more than snow. But King Winter doesn’t always provide a magical white blanket to indulge yourself in. Sometimes you have to go out and seek it… Back in 2002 I spent New Years in Austria, on my first – and last – skiing holiday. I didn’t really enjoy the skiing part. We were staying in a small ski-resort (mistake 1), and I didn’t take lessons (mistake 2). So for a beginner like me, there was only one little part to practice on… and it was the part where all the other slopes got together, resulting in great skiers wooshing down all sides…