SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Many people are visiting La Perouse at the weekends. La Perouse is a small island in the south of the botany bay near cape banks. I have never been on this island because its only possible to walk around in a circle. But there is a more hidden track which goes through the bush and which us much more attractive than a walk around the island.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Botany Bay is always worth a visit. I drove with a push bike from Zetland to Botany Bay with short visits at the outer runway of the Airport.
Although I have travelled a lot in Australia, I have never had the opportunity to see anything more of the Sydney area. To close this gap, I got a rental car and drove from Sydney west through the Blue Mountains and further south and back to Sydney. Interestingly enough, this film shows the still very small bush fire in the southwest of Sydney, which later destroyed everything in the area and tortured Sydney with smoke for weeks.
SARRE, ITALY: Castle Sarre has a long history dating back to the 13th century. The castle is situated on a small hill not far from the town of Aosta and overlooks the Aosta Valley. The castle was summer residence of the royal family Savoy of Italy until the middle of the 20th century. Today rooms with an authentic interior can be visited. The castle was used as a place for hunting trips to the nearby mountains and has a room with impressive hunting trophies.
DOUES, ITALY: For the way from Aosta to our house near Doues at 1800m altitude we had to drive down and up this way every day. The temperature drops significantly by up to 10 degrees Celsius due to the difference in altitude. However, the route and the landscape are unique and not boring.
GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, ITALY: Report of a trip from Germany to Aosta Valley in 2019 by car through Switzerland and the Bernhard pass.
AOSTA VALLEY, ITALY: On a trip through the Valle d’Aosta we noticed an impressive old castle ruin on a hill. The old ruin was Saint Germain Castle. The ruin can be reached from a small parking place at an old church directly over a short but steep footpath. The ruin was surrounded by a fence, but the gate was open and we could visit it. Unfortunately there is very little to know about this ruin. The castle is said to have been abandoned since the 1660s and was probably built around the 13th century.
VERRES, 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.