Street art in Plovdiv

Plovdiv in Bulgaria surprised me a lot. I’d never really heard of the city and when I started researching I found out it has got so much to offer. There are Roman ruins, beautiful old traditional houses, view points and… street art! Plovdiv is a very trendy city with some cool neighbourhoods to explore. Throughout…

Looking back at Veliko Tarnovo

My second last trip as a tour leader ventured into Bulgaria. It was my first time in the country and I was as amazed as my travellers. I took every opportunity to explore the cities we were visiting, but since I was working I didn’t have that much free time. Last March I was meant…

A visit to the Kröller Müller

When I see my brother and his wife I generally just see him at my parents’ or visit his house. This time though, we decided to do something else. Since many things are open again, we ventured into a museum. The Kröller Müller museum of modern art stands right in the Veluwe national park and…

Going Dutch: mudflat walking on the Wadden sea

Since I heard about “wadlopen” as a kid, I’ve wanted to give it a try. I think it’s a pretty Dutch activity and I struggle to explain it. In the north of the Netherlands you can cross the seabed of the Wadden sea on low tide. We call it “wadlopen”, literally “walking on the Wadden”,…

66 Seen Weg: the finish line

From Seddin to Potsdam It’s my last day on the 66 lakes trail. There is a lot of stormy, rainy weather forecasted this week, but today is manageable. No rain, just a totally overcast sky that makes it feel a little muggy. To honor its name, the walk offers some final lakes to enjoy. From…

The return of tourism

Times are exciting here in Europe. Since the 15th of June we are allowed to travel within the EU again. Countries are slowly opening up borders and relaxing their rules. Working in tourism, this is a great relief for me. Personally, I’m still not back in action, but at least I can now support others…

66 Seen Weg: nature park Nuthe-Nieplitz

From Trebbin to Seddin over 25 km In between the Nuthe and Nieplitz rivers lies the Nuthe-Nieplitz nature park and the 66 Seen Weg goes right through it. It’s not what I expected when I heard nature park. It’s basically an area with fields and water, which is the perfect breeding place for cranes, but…

66 Seen Weg: on fire

Stage 14: from Halbe to Wünsdorf I’m catching a couple of good days this week, with temperatures of about 26 degrees Celcius. It’s a bit hot to start a nearly 33km day, but it’s better than walking in the rain that’s supposed to come later this week. It’s still quiet when I leave the Halbe…

66 Seen Weg: crossing the Spreewald

Day 13: from Leibsch to Halbe I was the only one left in the bus when it arrived in Leibsch. I said goodbye to the storks and started my walk to Halbe. It started with a very pretty road of concrete slabs on the side of the Spree-Dahme canal. On both sides of me the…

66 Seen Weg: wildlife Wednesday

Day 12: Wendisch Rietz to Leibsch I had company on my walk today. My housemate decided to come along and we were lucky because my other housemate offered to pick us up at the end. Leibsch doesn’t have the best connections. In the weekend it’s not connected at all! The next 26 km took us…