The Reunion

We met my brother and his family at lake Garda today. I was a bit worried that it would be impossibly crowded at this hotspot for Dutch and German tourism, but I have to admit, it was pretty good. We spent a lazy day at a small and partly shaded beach. The crowds were manageableContinue reading “The Reunion”

As long as there’s ice cream

We had a bit of a change of plans for the coming two days. We never planned to go to the Northern Italian lakes on this trip. First, we went to several already in the past few years, and we also just wanted to explore other areas. Our plan for the coming week was toContinue reading “As long as there’s ice cream”

Chasing Sun and Spritz

For me, few things give me more of a holiday feeling than an Aperol Spritz on an Italian beach at sunset. I remember the first one I had, about five years ago in La Spezia. We were there in October, so the beach was empty, the bar quiet, the temperatures very comfortable, and the sunsetContinue reading “Chasing Sun and Spritz”

Fifteen degrees better

After packing up the van this morning, and telling our friends goodbye, it was time for us to continue our journey. Where we would go didn’t even matter much, as long as it was less warm, and we would be less sweaty. It was great spending time with our friends, but this weather was exhausting!Continue reading “Fifteen degrees better”

Wasps and sweaty (and warm too)

Last night was the warmest night of our holiday thus far. Our dark blue campervan reached temperatures over 40 degrees, and I am pretty sure that it never gets below 30 in the roof – ever. The first below 35 time point is probably around 2-3am. It’s bloody hard to get to sleep, and toContinue reading “Wasps and sweaty (and warm too)”

Warm, sweaty, and pretty nasty (but with a happy ending)

Warm and sweaty days are the worst when combined with diarrhea. I was lucky and didn’t get any of that. My son on the other hand, scored an ‘entirely liquid’ on the Bristol stool chart. That’s a pretty nasty level of diarrhea. My son, of course, is three. Guess who wiped butt juice from aContinue reading “Warm, sweaty, and pretty nasty (but with a happy ending)”

Warm, sweaty, and delicious

As you all know by now, we’re in Italy. Besides the fact that it’s very warm and also very sweaty, there’s also some more to it. They’re of course very well-known for the food they make in this country, and Italy being Italy, it’s gonna be pizza or pasta. Pizza we had yesterday, and IContinue reading “Warm, sweaty, and delicious”

Warm and sweaty (and what’s tickling there?)

You guessed it right. Today was bloody warm, and extremely sweaty. Due to the exorbitant amounts of sunscreen I put on me today, I still feel like baby buttocks, and any crisp that was present after yesterday completely disappeared overnight. Today was just so warm. The kind of warm that makes you not want toContinue reading “Warm and sweaty (and what’s tickling there?)”

Warm and sweaty (and slightly crispy)

What can I say. The title says it all. Italy hit 36 degrees today. That counts as warm in my book. It’s hot as balls here. And that, yes, makes me very sweaty. Despite hiding under thick Mediterranean pine canopy all day, and wearing my t shirt most of the day, I feel somewhat burntContinue reading “Warm and sweaty (and slightly crispy)”

Relax (and warm and sweaty)

I have the feeling that the title of all my posts the next few weeks could be ‘warm and sweaty’, but I already wrote one post before with that title a while ago. I don’t have the faintest memory of what that post was about. You can read it here and let me know inContinue reading “Relax (and warm and sweaty)”