I’ve been busy, in Oct I started with Iceland, went on to England, France, Germany , Netherlands , Switzerland , with a two month stay in Turkey.
Then I flew back north and decided to go to Baltic states in the middle of winter , yes it cold but beautiful.
so I drove from Cologne Germany via the autobahn, to Leipzig , then thru Poland, Lithuania , Latvia and I am now in Estonia, heading back south.
I have been here a little over a week rial Turkey and beautiful sea and beaches
Along with more than 2100 years of history
Knidos a huge city in Hellenistic Greece
And warm and sunny
After nearly going to the top, via cable car I just had to post some more photos
Nur at the top of the alps
If you don’t know Matterhorn I’m not sure what you have been doing. It is a large, near-symmetrical pyramidal peak in the extended Monte Rosa area of the Pennine Alps, whose summit is 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high, making it one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe.[note 3] The four steep faces, rising above the surrounding glaciers, face the four compass points and are split by the Hörnli, Furggen, Leone, and Zmutt ridges. The mountain overlooks the Swiss town of Zermatt. I’m staying in Zermatt.
I have been in Switzerland for a few days now. I started in Geneva.
One has to eat, and then chocolate.
Now for the Really good stuff. Geneva is home to CERN,European Organization for Nuclear Research , the birth place of world wide web, here is server number 1.
Also the first time we saw a Higgs Boson
But Switzerland is the Alps.
The latest new idea.
Datça Peninsula: 240.7 km. The section starts from Old town of Datça, 3 km before Datça, and follows Hızırşah, Domuzçukuru, Mesudiye, Palamutbükü, Knidos, Karaköy, Kızlan, Emecik, Balıkaşıran, Akçapınar, and ends in Akyaka.
The Carian Trail is an 820 km long-distance footpath exploring the South Western corner of Turkey through the modern provinces of Muğla and Aydın. The trail is new and winds through some of the lesser known regions of Turkey.
The trail was explored and mapped beginning in 2009 was opened by Yunus Özdemir, Altay Özcan and Dean Livesley. It was opened for travel in 2013.
The trail is named after the Carian civilization, indigenous people of Asia Minor. It passes through an area with many ancient ruins.Stone paved caravan roads and mule paths connect villages from the coast to a mountaineous hinterland. There are pine forest covered mountain slopes, olive terraces and almond groves which are an important part of the region’s economy.
The trail is signed and waymarked allowing both independent and group travellers to hike and enjoy the scenic beauty and cultural treasures of Caria.
Today’s adventure was a bit further south from Cologne, to Koblenz.
Again lots of history, from Roman’s thur medieval Germany to the world wars and today.
Lots of walking around and visiting places of interest, quite a few things were closed for winter but plenty of shopping opportunities
Koblenz (German: KoblenzGerman pronunciation:[ˈkoːblɛnt͡s] ( listen)), also spelled Coblenz (English and pre-1926 Germanspelling) or Coblence (French: Coblence), is a German city situated on both banks of the Rhine at its confluence with the Moselle, where the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) and its monument (Emperor William I on horseback) are situated.
After the WW II
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