Tue, 01 Nov 2016, "day 07 in leprechaun land"
oh no, time flies. and so we will we today. it is our last day in ireland for this trip. as our flight will leave today...

Mon, 31 Oct 2016, "day 06 in leprechaun land"
today is all about anseriformes. well, actually just the suborder of the anatidae. ahm, to be even more precise... it i...

Sun, 30 Oct 2016, "day 05 in leprechaun land"
we started this day with a visit to one of the three sandy beaches in portrush, namely white rocks[001-018] bay. as it ...

Sat, 29 Oct 2016, "day 04 in leprechaun land"
while packing our stuff and preparing for checkout on the morning of day 04, we spotted a cute cat[001] in front of our...

Fri, 28 Oct 2016, "day 03 in leprechaun land"
the day started like yesterday: with irish breakfast for nina and porridge and continental for me. after check-out at t...

Thu, 27 Oct 2016, "day 02 in leprechaun land"
we started day 02 with an irish breakfast for nina, and sweetened porridge and continental breakfast for me. then we go...

Wed, 26 Oct 2016, "arrival and day 01 in leprechaun land"
before our arrival in ireland, dublin we flew from vienna to munich and then on to frankfurt for our final ...

Sat, 30 Jul 2016, "day 17 in scandinavia, finland"
today is our last day in scandinavia (well, technically not really the last day, as our flight is tomorrow - but i...

Fri, 29 Jul 2016, "day 16 in scandinavia, finland"
today we wanted to start the day with more birdwatching. so we tried to find birdwatching places at lake simpelej√...

Thu, 28 Jul 2016, "day 15 in scandinavia, finland"
today the both of us did not feel so good. we were still very tired, most likely a delayed effect from the bear ni...

Wed, 27 Jul 2016, "day 14 in scandinavia, finland"
today at around 07:00 o'clock we were fetched by michael, after we had spent the night in the bear hide of the mar...

Tue, 26 Jul 2016, "day 13 in scandinavia, finland"
today we woke, up put our stuff into the car and drove to the restaurant for checking out. there was a family ther...

Mon, 25 Jul 2016, "day 12 in scandinavia, finland"
today i heard a police and later an ambulance siren for the first time during our stay in finland; i think this is...

Sun, 24 Jul 2016, "day 11 in scandinavia, finland"
today we started our day with a long drive from tornio to oulu[01-95]. we arrived there in the early afternoon, ch...

Sat, 23 Jul 2016, "day 10 in scandinavia, finland, sweden"
today was the day to face my finnish horror. i tried to fight it hard, but it seems there never had been a...

Fri, 22 Jul 2016, "day 09 in scandinavia, finland"
we decided to stay another night at the fell centre kiilopää, so we can do another hike today. this time we want...

Thu, 21 Jul 2016, "day 08 in scandinavia, finland, norway"
today it was time for farewell. nina's parents[01-02] had their last day on this holiday trip, and their f...

Wed, 20 Jul 2016, "day 07 in scandinavia norway"
today was the day for our alta river boat tour[001-088], that we had already booked the previous days. robert was es...

Tue, 19 Jul 2016, "day 06 in scandinavia, norway"
today it was time for art and a museum. namely the rock art of alta[001-066]. the main part of the museum is outdoo...

Mon, 18 Jul 2016, "day 05 in scandinavia, norway"
for today there were four planned stops: first stop, robert wanted to hold a king crab with his own hands, second s...

Sun, 17 Jul 2016, "day 04 in scandinavia, finland, norway"
today we had to get up early again. it was 05:30 o'clock when we got up, had a quick breakfast at the hote...

Sat, 16 Jul 2016, "day 03 in scandinavia, finland"
first thing today was leaving pori and heading back to helsinki airport, because our aeroplane to ivalo will leave...

Fri, 15 Jul 2016, "day 02 in scandinavia, finland"
today we slept long, then got up and had breakfast from a k-supermarket. we were searching for a cafe or the like,...

Thu, 14 Jul 2016, "day 01 in scandinavia, finland"
after ladakh it was time for another new holiday experience. since nina was currently searching for a job, it was ...

Wed, 06 Jan 2016, "day 11 in braveheart land"
day 11, and thus the last day in scotland for us, ownoez. time flies, and so will we. soon. but first we had a last sco...

Tue, 05 Jan 2016, "day 10 in braveheart land"
today the curse of the indian man also hit me, as my gps tracker refused to process any satellite signals. during the l...

Mon, 04 Jan 2016, "day 09 in braveheart land"
being the only guests, our host had not much to do today in the morning. the usual scottish and continental breakfasts ...

Sun, 03 Jan 2016, "day 08 in braveheart land"
the weather forecast for today was promising. we had another really awesome breakfast at jon and pauline's guest house,...

Sat, 02 Jan 2016, "day 07 in braveheart land"
after a scottish breakfast for nina, and porridge and continental breakfast for me, we decided to stay at this guest ho...

Fri, 01 Jan 2016, "day 06 in braveheart land"
uaaaah, what have we done? with a pretty bad hangover we jumped out of our beds, because the room maid thought we had a...

Thu, 31 Dec 2015, "day 05 in braveheart land"
it was a cloudy morning, when today we checked out from the hotel. but before we had used the wifi to search for an acc...

Wed, 30 Dec 2015, "day 04 in braveheart land"
the storm from last night continued today in the morning. it was rainy and stormy, but rather warm. well, first day wit...

Tue, 29 Dec 2015, "day 03 in braveheart land"
today we fetched our rental car. the pick-up station was only 15 minutes by foot from our guest house. i had to start d...

Mon, 28 Dec 2015, "day 02 in braveheart land"
nina started this day with a scottish breakfast, consisting of beans, bacon, scrambled eggs, black pudding, sausages, a...

Sun, 27 Dec 2015, "day 01 in braveheart land"
so this year we decided to spend new year's eve abroad, and we chose to go to scotland. the weather and climate should ...

Sun, 26 Apr 2015, "a trip to bratislava"
my dad came for a visit this weekend, and he said he would like to go to bratislava; and gladly we joined him. the trip to t...

Sun, 07 Sep 2014, "day 22 in mountie-land,"
so this is our last day in canada for this trip. during the usual check-out procedure we talked to our host about what to...

Sat, 06 Sep 2014, "day 21 in mountie-land,"
today we left banff early. after having packed our stuff, booked our next room at a b&b in calgary, and having a smal...

Fri, 05 Sep 2014, "day 20 in mountie-land,"
last day for us in the banff area, and thus in the rocky mountains. so time for some more trails and falls before leaving...

Thu, 04 Sep 2014, "day 19 in mountie-land,"
extending our stay here in banff for another night was the first thing we did today. fortunately the room was available, ...

Wed, 03 Sep 2014, "day 18 in mountie-land,"
the morning on this day was rainy, cloudy, gray, and cold. so we decided to stay in bed, to get a little extra rest after...

Tue, 02 Sep 2014, "day 17 in mountie-land,"
there is no better way to start the day than to go to a lake. at least in canada. so after having booked our next accommo...

Mon, 01 Sep 2014, "day 16 in mountie-land,"
this morning we booked another night in jasper, and when telling our host that we saw caribous the day before, we were ve...

Sun, 31 Aug 2014, "day 15 in mountie-land,"
today in the morning we started with a breakfast in a cafe in jasper, and by this and a little window shopping our suspic...

Sat, 30 Aug 2014, "day 14 in mountie-land,"
we decided to sleep a little longer, to get a good rest after all the driving from yesterday, and the driving that will f...

Fri, 29 Aug 2014, "day 13 in mountie-land,"
today was a day full of driving. approximately 750km from prince rupert to prince george, or "about nine hours" as the ca...

Thu, 28 Aug 2014, "day 12 in mountie-land,"
uaaah, getting up at 04:30 today was horrible. but our host at the back packers was so nice and really got up with us to ...

Wed, 27 Aug 2014, "day 11 in mountie-land,"
today we were woken up at around 01:00 o'clock, as at that time the power went back on again, and the lights in our room ...

Tue, 26 Aug 2014, "day 10 in mountie-land,"
this day, day ten, started with a breakfast in the bed & breakfast. we talked with rocco, an italian guy running it. ...

Mon, 25 Aug 2014, "day 09 in mountie-land,"
this day we had breakfast with the other guests again, then checked out of the hotel, bought a bandage for nina's ankle, ...

Sun, 24 Aug 2014, "day 08 in mountie-land,"
today we got up very early (for our standards, which is around 07:30 o'clock) to have a wonderful breakfast prepared by s...

Sat, 23 Aug 2014, "day 07 in mountie-land,"
this day started with an awesome breakfast from our host darleen containing coffee, a platter of various fruits, and deli...

Fri, 22 Aug 2014, "day 06 in mountie-land,"
dear reader, i really really hope you like ... no, you _love_ butterflies and flowers (maybe even as much as nina does?),...

Thu, 21 Aug 2014, "day 05 in mountie-land,"
first thing today in the morning was taking the bus to victoria china town[001-035], where even the lamp posts[001] have ...

Wed, 20 Aug 2014, "day 04 in mountie-land,"
the day started with checking out of the hotel, having a nice breakfast, and finding a parking lot for our car. then we w...

Tue, 19 Aug 2014, "day 03 in mountie-land,"
we started our third day with booking a hotel in victoria, where we will be going tomorrow, followed by a decent breakfas...

Mon, 18 Aug 2014, "day 02 in mountie-land,"
second day in canada, vancouver. the weather is almost hot, sunny, a blue sky, and friendly people all over. on all occas...

Sun, 17 Aug 2014, "day 01 in mountie-land,"
so we wanted to go to canada this year, and i wanted to have a little bit of alaska included in that trip too, but as it ...

Sun, 20 Apr 2014, "eastern in tyrol, day 02"
for the eastern holidays we went to tyrol to nina's family. after the easter egg searching and having loads of stuff to ...

Sat, 19 Apr 2014, "eastern in tyrol, day 01"
for the eastern holidays we went to tyrol to nina's family. of course a little photo-session with the two cutie cats bon...

Sat, 28 Dec 2013, "christmas in tyrol, day 03"
today it was time again for a little photo session with bonny and candy[01-38], the two totally cuteness overloading r...

Fri, 27 Dec 2013, "christmas in tyrol, day 02"
second walk to have a little break from eating and drinking was to the berglsteiner lake[001-096], a small but beautif...

Sun, 22 Dec 2013, "christmas in tyrol, day 01"
this year's christmas we spent a few days in tyrol at nina's family. besides loads of eating and heaps of presents we ...

Sun, 25 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 21+1"
hmmm.... so according to the plan, this day would have been rather easy and straightforward. getting...

Sat, 24 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 21"
last day in japan for us - buhuuu. to lighten our mood we drove to the ghibli shop at tokyo station, a...

Fri, 23 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 20"
for today we decided to go the source of all the excellent food we had so far, namely tsukiji fish mar...

Thu, 22 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 19"
first thing today in the morning was to check if i had packed all my stuff for the camera. i had, and ...

Wed, 21 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 18"
the unthinkable happened today. and now that i think of it, i do not know how this could have happened...

Tue, 20 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 17"
remember when nina wanted to go to some beach? well, today we went to odaiba beach. and to get there o...

Mon, 19 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 16"
we started this day with a tea ceremony at our hostel, which was offered by one of the people running ...

Sun, 18 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 15"
day 15 is a sunday, and sunday means "yoyogi park"-time! or, in other words: seeing japanese youth cul...

Sat, 17 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 14"
tokyo, yay, i am back. so a little sightseeing today in the capital of japan. for easier travelling we...

Fri, 16 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 13"
today morning wakayama was still a ghost town, but fortunately we did not stay there for long, as we g...

Thu, 15 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 12"
today not much happened. reason is, we took the train back to the east, heading to wakayama. since we ...

Wed, 14 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 11"
today's trip is a day trip from hiroshima to one of the most famous sights of japan (according to our ...

Tue, 13 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 10"
this morning it finally worked - i got rid of my old broken suitcase. and it was as i was told. trashi...

Mon, 12 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 09"
one wheel on my suitcase was broken, but so far it was still working, sometimes it was blocked, but ge...

Sun, 11 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 08"
right in the morning we booked another night at the brighton city hotel in yamashina and also checked ...

Sat, 10 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 07"
with our base camp at the hotel, we started our day trip right after a western style breakfast at the ...

Fri, 09 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 06"
after getting up today, we had to look for a new hotel. since we wanted to go to osaka, we took our la...

Thu, 08 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 05"
today we went to the arashiyama area, which lies in the west of kyoto. so we went with the JR sagano l...

Wed, 07 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 04"
day four started where day three ended, but this time with a fully charged battery for my camera - yip...

Tue, 06 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 03"
we started this day with going to the gion bus stop, heading for the yasaka shrine[01-04]. it is said ...

Mon, 05 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 02"
so, time to explore kyoto today! for that we got ourselves a two-day ticket for the kyoto public trans...

Sun, 04 Aug 2013, "nostromo in hello kitty land again, day 01"
oooookay, this day was a bit of not as we had intended it to be, and here's why: first of all, edward ...

Sat, 18 May 2013, "gamestage@AEC#2"
jake asked me to join him at the gamestage@AEC#2, a gathering of gamers and game developers from austria, to take...

Sat, 30 Mar 2013, "eastern in tirol"
easter time we decided to spend in tirol with ninsti's family. so while eating, eating, drinking, eating, searching easter prese...

Sat, 25 Aug 2012, "day 22 in taiwan"
last day in taiwan for us. this means getting up early, having breakfast, packing things, trying to fit all the additional stuff...

Fri, 24 Aug 2012, "day 21 in taiwan"
today we had a long stroll through taipeh, again with loads of nice people, shopping, eating, heat and humidity. but at least it...

Thu, 23 Aug 2012, "day 20 in taiwan"
thanks to "kai-tak" today was a constant mix of sunshine and rain, but permanently hot and humid. so we decided to go shopping. ...

Wed, 22 Aug 2012, "day 19 in taiwan"
we left taroko today, heading back to taipeh again mainly because of "kai-tak", the latest typhoon, but also for shopping. so af...

Tue, 21 Aug 2012, "day 18 in taiwan"
we had planned today as a hiking day, so started our hike with the "swallow grotto trail" (aka. "yanzihkou trail"), that should ...

Mon, 20 Aug 2012, "day 17 in taiwan"
today we got up early and were fetched by a bus to be brought to the harbour. there we started our whale watching tour, hoping t...

Sun, 19 Aug 2012, "day 16 in taiwan"
so today today was our bus tour in the hualien area. after getting on a small bus, since our tour group was around ten people, w...

Sat, 18 Aug 2012, "day 15 in taiwan"
today we went straight to the tourist information center after the breakfast to ask for a recommendation on what to do and what ...

Fri, 17 Aug 2012, "day 14 in taiwan"
after saying farewell to the guys at mvilla hotel we got a ride to the pier, where we got on the ferry back to donggang today. o...

Thu, 16 Aug 2012, "day 13 in taiwan"
the typhoon will not hit taiwan at all - lucky us! so i returned the scooter today, grabbed a coffee at the 7-eleven store and w...

Wed, 15 Aug 2012, "day 12 in taiwan"
the central weather bureau website's graphics indicate that the typhoon seems to go southwards today, not fully hitting the main...

Tue, 14 Aug 2012, "day 11 in taiwan"
today we left tainan, heading for the "little luichiu island", located south-east of taiwan. to get there, we had to take a trai...

Mon, 13 Aug 2012, "day 10 in taiwan"
second day of our temple tour through tainan. first stop was the "chikhan tower"[06-35], a reconstructed fort dating back to the...