Tour Map

In the course of time I have accumulated a number of places visited around the world. This website is primarily there to document these places for myself and to help a little with the memory. Mainly photos will be found here, but since 2018 also videos. In addition there are some travelogues, which were unfortunately never really finished, but will be completed in the future. The website starts with a tour to Florida in 2009. Through official visits I visited far more places than are shown on the map and were marked. However, I at least marked the most important places. For some there are no travel reports, photos or videos because the length of stay was simply too short or I had no desire to document something. The following places or regions were visited by me and have some content on this site:

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Hiking the GTA in the Italian Alps – Part 9 – Oropa – Refugio Coda

From Oropa, this time with a homemade breakfast, we headed back towards the Basilica and then on towards the mountains. At first I was alone on the way, but already a little later other hikers came. A prominent place was a cable car at which some hikers arrived. From there it went also further with another cable car up the mountain. However, the cable car was not running. In some distance a building on a mountain was visible. When approaching it turned out that it was another building of a cable car, where however the building was abandoned and also no more rope was there. Arrived at the pass were immensely many mosquitoes, so I went on immediately. At the altitude of about 2500m was this time quite a lot of fog. On the other side it was no longer so easy to go forward. Everywhere coarse rocks. The way to the Refugio Coda then also dragged on forever. Some places was quite dangerous in terms of falling. At some point I arrived at the Refugio and I was quite cold. I had not even noticed how I had hypothermia in the fog and at altitude.

Hiking the GTA in the Italian Alps – Part 8 – Refugio Madonna della Neve – Oropa

From the Refugio Madonna delle Neve we went through a forest down to the valley. From there it continued along the road up another valley again and later finally through a piece of forest again to Santuario San Giovanni d Andorno. The building there was badly damaged by a huge rock. Then we continued up the road, which was closed to traffic, always up the switchbacks, as the path through the forest was not visible at first. Later it went again over open meadows steeply up to the slope. On the other side, the huge basilica in Oropa was already visible. So I went down and after some time reached my hotel in Oropa.