Posts tagged ‘Bregenz’

May 4, 2017

Bregenz – last day

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May 3, 2017

Bregenz – the ground beneath my feet

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May 1, 2017

my Bregenz neighbourhood – part 2

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April 30, 2017

my Bregenz neighbourhood – part 1

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April 18, 2017

New Rhine

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April 17, 2017

Bregenz – Vorarlberg Museum

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April 16, 2017

a matter of concentration

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January 25, 2017

walks with Casey – Bregenz Oberstadt

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January 19, 2017

walks with Casey – Bodensee Promenade

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January 13, 2017

walks with Casey – Bregenz

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January 6, 2017

walks with Casey – Mehrerau

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January 5, 2017

walks with Casey – Gebhartsberg

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November 20, 2016

Bregenzer Spaziergänge

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November 6, 2016

Bregenz – Hafenfest 2015

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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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…standing 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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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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July 31, 2016

July recap

by ada

The fact that I’m taking refugee at posting about my last summer shows quite clearly how unhappy I have been lately devoted I am to document life chronologically. So let’s recall, from a whole year’s distance, how I spent the glorious July of 2015.

After I quit my job at the cardiology and spent a month at home in Budapest, I finally figured out that the form of nursing that suits me best is travel nursing. I joined an agency and took on my first assignment in the farthest Austrian town possible, Bregenz. And so did the summer, that turned out to be my best summer since years if not decades, begin.

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I did my best to explore the city…

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…and promptly found Europe’s narrowest house.

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I also met the prettiest inhabitant of the city…

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… and was constantly reminded of deep truths.

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I took cable cars to the top of mountains,

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…explored new cities…

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…and went to the zoo.

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I crossed the German border…

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… and almost swam over to Switzerland (too bad I’m too old not cool enough for daytime nude swimming in public, haha) (note to self: put on your swimsuit even if you’re only out for groceries. You can never know how your day turns out. Better be prepared).

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To make up for missing the Swiss waters, I made a habit of swimming in Lake Constance…

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…and made sure to visit Switzerland on an other occasion. Without getting my feet wet, this time.

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I went to Liechtenstein…

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…where I met the long gone…

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… and the dead.

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I also got to admire tiny stone carvings inspired by Russian folk tales.

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I visited an (even for me) unusual amount of museums…

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…to see contemporary art…

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…and stunning Alemannic fashion,

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…to learn about the beginning of hormone substitution therapy,

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…to practice my 17th century Yiddish (haha),

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…and to play with funny clockwork toys.

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So, yeah. I have nothing to complain about. July 2015 just turned out to be really, really great.

July 16, 2016

Bregenz – Pfänder

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July 15, 2016

Bregenz – Alpenwildpark Pfänder

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July 14, 2016

a big and wonderfully clever pig

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July 13, 2016

Bregenzer Spaziergänge

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March 9, 2016

Kunsthaus Bregenz – Joan Mitchell: Retrospective. Her life and paintings

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March 8, 2016

Bregenzer Spaziergänge

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January 18, 2016

Bregenzer Spaziergänge

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January 17, 2016

Bregenzer Spaziergänge

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December 25, 2015

Bregenz – Oberstadt, part 2

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December 15, 2015

Bregenz – Oberstadt, part 1

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