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Golden autumn in Engadin

Autumn – the days are getting shorter, the air cooler, and the colors more and more amazing for every day that passes. My wife and I had managed to keep a weekend free in the calendar, and decided that we wanted to go somewhere special. As usual, the problem in Switzerland is not so much finding a nice place to go, but more deciding which of the many, many nice places to actually choose. After investigating things for a bit, we found a solution though: Sils Maria – in Engadin, in the canton of Graubünden. It was far enough away…

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Danish westcoast sunsets!

Summer was approaching, and the corona-situation in Switzerland, Germany and Denmark had cleared up enough, to allow us to go back to Denmark for a well-earned summer holiday. My parents had rented a “summerhouse” at the Danish west coast, so we went there to enjoy a week of Danish summer – including both sun and rain, reading and relaxation on the couch, looots of fish for lunch, fresh (and somewhat quick) dips in the sea, and – amazing sunsets! Being situated on the west coast of Denmark, every evening (except one, that was overcast and rainy) had a spectacular and…

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Autumn

I’ve stated it at least a couple of times on here, that I’m quite fond of autumn – yes, it’s usually colder, wetter and darker than summer, but with the added freshness and better opportunities for coziness inside, and the fact that it also gets absolutely beautiful, definitely means that autumn has something going for it also. Due to a slightly busy calendar for both me and my girlfriend, we sadly haven’t made it out on any longer hikes during the past months, but at least Zürich with its surroundings is not too bad either. Spending a few hours at…

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2x Summer holidays

Since moving to Switzerland, I’ve usually spent a week or so at home in Denmark during the summer – visiting family and friends, enjoying the seaside, and eating lots of sild. My girlfriend, originating from Bulgaria, is more or less used to the same thing, just in, well, Bulgaria. Wanting to spend the holidays together, we thus opted for doing a small tour of Europe: 15 days, about 4000km by plane, 2000km by car, 250km by train (and maybe 15km by bike) and 7 different places to sleep, in first Denmark, and then Bulgaria… We started out enjoying some time…

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Easter-getaway to Germany

After a trip to Kuwait and a visit from a good handful of friends from Denmark, April had already provided lots of experiences and good fun – but more was in store! With the extra holidays provided by Easter, my girlfriend and I had also planned to visit some friends living close to the Bodensee in Germany. I had driven past it on a few of the summer-holiday trips south I had been doing with my family many years ago, but had never really had the chance to do more than that – which proved to be a bit of…

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Kuwait

I’m still going strong on my quest to visit a new country every year – so when my girlfriend asked me if I wanted to accompany her on a combined work/mini-holiday-trip to Kuwait, I was intrigued. Obviously mostly at getting to spend a week together a bit away from the daily bustle in Zürich, but also about seeing a part of the world that I’d never visited before. So – off we went! Going in early April, the weather was pleasantly warm – 20-25C, with quite a bit of sun – a welcome change from the still somewhat unpredictable Swiss…

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Summer at Vesterhavet…

Like most other places in Europe, Denmark has had a crazy summer too – weeks upon weeks of sun, warmth and blue skies. This luckily didn’t change much for the 1½ week I had planned back home during my summer holidays. My parents had rented a summer-house on the Danish west coast, only a few minutes of walking distance from Vesterhavet (the sea, for those not familiar with Danish geography (or language ;) ). Although we usually get out to see and experience things while on vacation, this time we ended up mostly just hanging out at the house and…

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If it ain’t broken…

I had been quite busy in the weeks leading up to this year’s summer holiday, and with the weather in Switzerland potentially looking a bit dodgy, I dragged out actually planning what to do in the holiday for quite a while. In the end the holiday began, and I still didn’t have a plan. Not wanting to sit at home spending a week trying to figure out something new and exiting to do, I went for the easy solution, and repeated what had worked so well last year – and booked a hotel for a handful of nights in Lugano.…

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Kickstarting the holiday season

Even though spring has been preparing its approach for some time now, you can never really be sure when it’ll finally manage to send winter on holiday. Not in Switzerland, and not in Denmark. Thus a bunch of my Danish friends had been contemplating a quick getaway to somewhere that should be guaranteed to be at least a bit warmer than either – and invited me along too! So off to Spain we went, to spend a week in a pretty awesome mansion – relaxing, eating good food, hiking, sightseeing, and everything else you usually do on a holiday. Being…

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