SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Sydney is an absolutely wonderful place. This video gives a small overview of the surroundings in Zetland. Zetland has got a lot of new buildings in the last years and a lot is quite new. Besides the new buildings there are also typical older houses that remind of England. In the surroundings you can see how much work the Australians do with the design of their surroundings. Everywhere there are parks within short distances. At every corner there are plants, which are completely unknown at least for a European and either originate from tropical regions or are native plants. The parks have many amenities. There is drinking water everywhere, public barbecue areas, benches and shaded donors. Especially in summer these places are popular and are also clean and safe places to stay outside at night.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: This video gives a small overview of Meriton Suites in Zetland in Sydney Australia. It is not really a hotel, but serviced apartments. What I have not shown here is that Meriton also has a pool in the ground floor. The Meriton is my preferred place to stay in Sydney. It is not cheap, but compared to the alternatives, especially for longer stays it is much better suited than being locked in a small hotel room.
GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, ITALY: Report of a trip from Germany to Aosta Valley in 2019 by car through Switzerland and the Bernhard pass.
DOUES, ITALY: For a hike we have chosen the Col de Champillon. The starting point of the route was only a few minutes by car above our house and situated at an altitude of approx. 2040m from the village of Doues. The start took place from a parking lot over high mountain meadows up to the mountain refuge Champillon. Then there was a very steep ascent of about 50 degrees to the end of the hike on the Col de Champillon ridge at 2700m altitude. The visit of the ridge is rewarded with a view to different peaks of the Alps, among them the Mont Blanc.
DOUES, ITALY: The Valle d’Aosta is a fantastic area in the north of Italy in the middle of the Alps. The valley borders directly on Switzerland and France and has the highest and most beautiful mountains in Europe, Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. The valley is a wonderful destination for hikes to the peaks of the mountains or for exploring the numerous historical sites dating back to Roman times of over 2000 years ago.
This time we rented a house at 1750m altitude near the village Doues. With only approx. 60$ cost per night this was unbelievably cheap. The house has a unique view to the city of Aosta and is almost completely remote. At the same time, the house is equipped with everything one needs. Unfortunately there is no direct link but the house is the Chez Paolo in Doues (Aosta Valley).
DOUES, ITALY: From the terrace of our house in the Valle d’Aosta we could see two abandoned houses at an altitude of 1800 m, visited by nothing but cows. The buildings in the Italian Alps appear differently than, for example, in Switzerland. This is probably because they are quite old or old techniques are still used. Typically, loose stones are stacked on top of each other with cement. The ruins now called for a small inspection to perhaps see how people lived at this height and under these conditions decades and centuries ago.
Around 0700 we woke up again and packed our things quickly. We had already paid the hotel on the evening before to get away faster that generally has the disadvantage that one pays before but also the advantage of the fast deduction, because often 0800 first of all nothing goes at all in the hotel and the suitable people must be found first.„2015 Morocco – Day 4 – Taroudant / Legzira (Sidi Ifni)“ weiterlesen
We awoke again quite early between 0700 – 0800. Also at night there was not again this quake of the waves. But the waves did not reach the house, what you could see by the tracks in the sand. Probably the swell was a bit more violent at that time. The morning was extremely foggy, humid and cold directly at the sea only a few meters away from the water.„2015 Morocco – Day 5 – Legzira (Sidi Ifni)“ weiterlesen