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The highlights of Monschau, the Pearl of the Eiffel


As you walk through the streets of Monschau, you immediately understand precisely why this picturesque village is called “The Pearl of the Eiffel”. It looks like you’re back in time over two hundred years, by the typical half-timbered houses that are in the village and the fairytale-like location. This beautiful town is located in the northern part of the Eiffel and very close to the Dutch and Belgian border. This makes Monschau ideal for a weekend getaway destination not too far from home. What are the highlights of Monschau in the Eiffel?

The highlights of Monschau, the pearl of the Eiffel


12 x what to do in Berlin


I think that Berlin is one of the most interesting cities in Europe. This is due to the enormous abundance of culture and the impressive history. I find this combination of culture and history special. I know few cities that have this. The atmosphere in Berlin is creative and the city is buzzing in a way that makes me feel very comfortable. The city has a lot to offer and I never get bored. There are several options to visit Berlin, namely by plane, train and by car. And nowadays you can also use the Flixbus, with which you can often travel to Berlin for a small fee. So for every budget there is a way to visit Berlin and experience this cool city! What to do in Berlin?

What to do in Berlin? 12 things that I really like to do in Berlin!

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The Geierlay, the longest suspension bridge in Germany


A visit to the Geierlay suspension bridge in Germany had been high on my bucket list for a while. The spectacular Geierlay suspension bridge is 360 meters long and is the longest suspension bridge in Germany. The bridge is no less than 100 meters above a beautiful valley and you have to have nerves of steel before crossing the bridge. What a cool adventure it seemed to me! On a beautiful summer day I drive to this bridge together with two friends and we decide that we will all go across the bridge anyway! And we also hope to enjoy the beautiful view from the bridge.

Curious about my visit to this suspension bridge? I’ve described it and also all the information for your visit to the Geierlay suspension bridge in Germany!


Which 6 countries have the most neighboring countries?


Which countries have the most neighboring countries? At first you think quickly that the big countries are also the countries with the most neighbors. But nothing is less true. There are a number of large countries, such as America and Mexico, which because of their geographical location actually do not have so many neighboring countries. The size of a country does not automatically say anything about it.

Which 6 countries have the most neighboring countries?

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The best things to do in the Black Forest, Germany

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A very nice place in Germany to go on holiday is the Black Forest. The Black Forest is super large with more than 200 kilometers long and 60 kilometers wide. I think it is a very varied and beautiful region. The Black Forest is what you imagine with Germany in a travel guide: dense green forests, cool peaks with vast views and romantic valleys, small farms and beautiful lakes. I have been a midweek in the Black Forest and I want to recommend this region! It is beautiful, green and there is plenty of fun to do! What are the things you have to do in the Black Forest?

10 fun things to do in the Black Forest!

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What is it like to travel with a camper? Plus tips!


What is it like to travel with a camper? Is it fun? Even if it is just close to home and not a road trip in America or Canada? Or is that something more for when I am retired? And how do you rent a camper? What should I pay attention to? Until recently I had no idea at all, but for everything there’s a first time and so I recently rented a camper and I went with a friend to the Black Forest in Germany. A few days on a road trip through Germany and camping and sleeping in the camper! As a child I always camped with my parents, but the last time I spent a night at a campsite was 15 years ago. I am giving you tips for your travel with a camper.

In this blog I will give you tips for your travel with a camper and I will give you tips for camper rental!


Update March


The month of March was a very special month for me. It was the month in which my dream came true! For months I worked hard on my own website and on March the 1st it was finally time: my own site went live! Very nice and also super exciting, but for me it was mainly a great milestone that I achieved. I worked in the banking world for years, but something always gnawed at me. And then suddenly you come to a point in your life and you are sure that following your passion is something you just have to do! No more excuses, so I no longer have the job at the bank and all my certainties are gone.

From now on I am very busy following my dream!

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Visit Burg Eltz, a lovely castle at Germany

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Burg Eltz is one of Germany’s most magnificent castles. This castle is located in the Moselle region and is certainly worth a visit. The Burg Eltz castle in Germany is beautifully hidden amidst the woods on a steep hill. It is a very interesting building with 8 beautiful towers. This makes it look mysterious and it feels like entering a fairy tale.

Visiting Burg Eltz, a fairytale castle in Gemany!