I’m not sure about the music…

I’m not completely sure what to think of the place we ended up this weekend. We have been here since Thursday, to enjoy the long weekend with friends and their two kids. It’s a kind of nice place, but with some weird touch to it. We’re staying on a Ferienhof – a holiday farm –Continue reading “I’m not sure about the music…”

Prepared for views

Another weekend, another reason to leave the house. Away from the downstairs witch. Away from having to walk on our toes. Away from telling the kids to stop walking and playing too loud all the time. Destination: who cares. As long as the kids can run and play. From friends we got a very coolContinue reading “Prepared for views”

Why say more?

If you thought last month’s posts were rather boring, this one may be the new low. After a quick espresso doppio we drove from northern Italy to Austria over Passo Monte Croce Carnico. On the highest point, we found the old border office, and several other buildings – supposedly a museum and a restaurant –Continue reading “Why say more?”

I followed the wrong signs…

Whilst driving down the coast of Croatia, I only had one job: follow the coast to Split. Of course I fucked up within a couple of kilometers. Don’t get me wrong: I religiously followed the signs to Split, not realizing that there was an inland highway that would probably be much quicker than the scenicContinue reading “I followed the wrong signs…”

Sold!

This morning I figured out that the island we spent two nights on wasn’t Cres… In fact, we had crossed a tiny bridge on our way down, literally only a couple of meters long, that brought us from Cres to Losinj. I thought that Osor, the town at the bridge, was simply located on aContinue reading “Sold!”

Very cool birds

After two nights on the Istrian coast, I felt a strong urge to leave the place behind us, and continue our journey south. I found out yesterday – somewhat by surprise – that we were about fifteen minutes away from the car ferry terminal to the island of Cres. I know little of Cres, butContinue reading “Very cool birds”

Reestablish connections

Our program for today consisted of mostly ‘finding our bearings’. We know where we are, don’t worry… But going on camper trips in a small van with two adults, a toddler, and a baby always takes some smoothening time. We basically have to reinvent our methods of parenting, with the major differences being that ourContinue reading “Reestablish connections”

Sort of home

After four intense days, this week’s chemodiversity consortium meeting came to an end. I’m only unofficially part of this nice group of people, by serving as the daily supervisor for one of the ten subprojects. It somehow feels a bit like I’m an imposter in this group that got ‘in’ the easy way, without havingContinue reading “Sort of home”

That went a little different than I had hoped

This morning,we woke up to wonderful weather at the Königssee RV lot. We decided then and there that this was a great reason to take the Jennerbahn all the way to the top of the Jenner. Blue skies and snowy mountains. What else could you wish for? Well… It turns out that there was aContinue reading “That went a little different than I had hoped”