November 28, 2016

Ravensburg – part 3

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November 27, 2016

Ravensburg – part 2

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November 26, 2016

Ravensburg – part 1

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November 20, 2016

Bregenzer Spaziergänge

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November 19, 2016

August recap

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The results of the US election gave me a huge motivation for blogging, because looking back at my sunny summer adventures in 2015 is much more comforting than looking forward to a future in which Donald Trump rules the world; which perspective is, let’s be real, more than terrifying.

Since I can’t change anything (I wish I could), I am now feverishly preparing for WW3 and transforming our cellar into a nuclear shelter do what I can to blend out real life problems and live in the past, so here you are, August 2015.

I started the month with German fireworks in Langenargen:

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It was raining light!

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It was also a fine opportunity to take out of focus photos of the festively decorated ships…

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…and of an unusually empty Lindau at night:

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A few days later I spent 11 hours on a train…

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… to get home in time for my mother’s birthday:

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She received some handmade presents from Milo and Móricka:

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In the process of creating it Milo got caught red handed. He looks quite embarrassed:

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Móricka was rather pleased with the results:

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Everybody coped with the heat in his own way: Milo took possession of the electric fan…

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…Móricka wore his tribal colours with pride…

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…The Cat buried herself in the closet (don’t ask)…

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…my sister put up the grill…

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…and I tackled some long overdue personal projects:

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When the time came, I crossed Austria again…

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…and got back to Bregenz:

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I spent a lot of time on the road…

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…making decisions…

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…and getting my feet…

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…and my bike dirty…

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…on forest paths…

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…and in water:

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I met all kinds of animals…

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…but mainly pigs:

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I took the Muttersbergbahn…

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…to look over the mountains around Bludenz:

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I swam in the Bodensee…

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…and in the Dornbirner Ach:

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One time I even went to night swimming (the giant groups of bats and mosquitos swarming over me are not pictured but they were REAL):

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I visited new cities…

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…and revisited old favourites:

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I also crossed borders, because that’s what I like to do:

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I listened to music during the day…

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and at night:

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I saw (but wasn’t allowed to play) the organ Hans Buchner has once practised on (more than 500 years ago):

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I met really old Chinese ladies…

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…Bavarian witches…

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…and whole families in splendid Vorarlberger tracht:

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And, tired but happy, I ended the month just the same way as I started it: with fireworks. This time in Bregenz:

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November 7, 2016

make songs for death as you would sing to love

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Kocsis Zoltán, 1952.05.30 – 2016.11.06

November 6, 2016

if all the days were August days

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Without further comments, because it has been fifteen months since I read these books. I will never catch up with my life on this blog ever.

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November 6, 2016

Bregenz – Hafenfest 2015

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November 4, 2016

Egg

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November 3, 2016

on the road

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November 2, 2016

Andelsbuch

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November 1, 2016

Wangen im Allgäu – Historische Badstube

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November 1, 2016

Wangen im Allgäu – part 3

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October 31, 2016

Wangen im Allgäu – part 2

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October 24, 2016

Wangen im Allgäu – part 1

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October 15, 2016

Dornbirn – The Terracotta Army

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October 13, 2016

the place where Germany meets Austria

by ada

One thing (amongst so many) I loved about living in Bregenz was its proximity to Germany and Switzerland. Because as a true child of the Iron Curtain Era, also called Socialism, I can’t get enough of the feeling of freedom that comes with crossing borders without being shot at. So I use every opportunity to prove myself that the world (or at least, the EU) belongs to me (well, at least until our president Orbán Viktor manages to get Brussels to kick us out of it, the possibility of which seems to grow with every occasion he opens his mouth for any other purpose than to breath, but let’s this blog remain my happy place, untouched from harsh Hungarian reality and forget for a moment to which nation I happen to belong) (it’s not easy; I have so much to tell you about how 3,3 million is not the 98% of 8,2 million – the number of Hungarian citizens allowed to vote – but I will try to restrain myself and concentrate on my adventures of the summer of 2015) (but believe me, these are the times that make me really regret that I’m not blogging in Hungarian anymore, hahahaha).

Anyway. Back to Bregenz and to nicer times, spent with my bike, Rozi II…

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…with whom, on a cloudy but warm day we started out at the Bregenz Hafen, with the purpose of crossing the German border (again).

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To get to Germany, you have to bike along the Pipeline, which, during summertime, is not as easy a task as it seems. Bregenz is a touristy city and its bike roads can get crowded. There are, in fact, spots that remind me of Rush Hour in Utrecht. Fortunately, the Pipeline is one of the more civilised routes, so with medium biking skills and a good brake you will be able to reach Lindau without running over Japanese tourists, unsupervised toddlers and retired ladies enjoying the pleasures of nude bathing.

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Don’t let oncoming traffic…

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…or beautiful scenery disturb you…

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…just bike along until you reach Mili, the oldest military bath of the Lake Constance area…

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… or, some hundred meters away, its small, newer brother.

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Here you can take a break…

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…before continuing your way to Lochau…

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…and the small river of Leiblach, which marks the German-Austrian border.

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Get on the bridge…

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…and bike until the middle of it.

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Here you can be as international as it gets:

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…staying with one foot in Vorarlberg, Austria…

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…and with the other in the free German state of Bavaria!

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October 6, 2016

on the road

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October 5, 2016

Schruns – Heimatmuseum, part 2

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October 4, 2016

Schruns – Heimatmuseum, part 1

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October 3, 2016

Schruns

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October 2, 2016

Bludenz – Muttersberg

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September 23, 2016

Bludenz

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September 16, 2016

on the road

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September 13, 2016

Bregenzer Spaziergänge

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September 5, 2016

for the wood wakes, and you are here for proof

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September 1, 2016

Bregenzer Ach

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August 21, 2016

M&M&The Cat

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August 20, 2016

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August 19, 2016

M&M&The Cat

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