All posts by Thomas Kaiser

Back in England

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After about two weeks criss-crossing Scotland we returned to England. Our son was waiting for us and after more than 2 years we too were looking forward to seeing him again soon. But there were still countless kilometres of wonderful landscapes ahead of us as far as Central England, so we took our time again. Read More

United Kingdom

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…or was it Scotland?
After a very restless night we soon stood outside on the railing. But there was nothing more to marvel at than fog and drizzly weather. So we went inside the ship again and enjoyed the freshly brewed coffee and – especially for Chantal – a “Croissant francais”. Read More

Transit

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Denmark – Germany – Holland
Early on, the interior loudspeaker in the cabin woke us up that we would soon be docking in Hirtsland (DK) and that we should clear our cabins. Soon we were standing outside – with a coffee cup – on the railing and looked out into the spray that was off the Danish coast. The increasing number of fishing boats announced that we would soon arrive at our port of destination. On our arrival the sun was smiling at us and a pleasant wind was blowing from the land; summer at last! Read More

Surprise

Last year – 2019 – we said goodbye to our beloved “Jeepli”, which with its 255’000 kilometres was getting more and more worried and always condemned us to longer stays in some workshop or other. Therefore we bought an “almost new” Wrangler JK with year of construction 2018; this model was produced identically for almost 12 years. Read More

Norway

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I don’t know if there can be “love at first sight” in a country. In any case, we fell in love with this huge country from the very first moment we came here from Finland, actually right after crossing the border. Here you can find everything from the alpine country: mountains, lakes, sea and endless untouched landscapes! Read More

Go north!

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The trip from Tallinn to Helsinki was like another departure over the sea into another world for us. We rummaged around in many travel guides to get an idea about the vastness of the Scandinavian countries and still, we did not know exactly what to expect there. Read More

Departure to the east

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…or northeast?
For 2 months we were forced to stay in our home stable, to get our “RuGa-li” back in shape and to tinker with our further travel plans; the Corona pandemic not only restricted our freedom of movement but also that of all of us. Read More

Corona’s on the loose…

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…the return home!
A crazy time was already behind us and there should be some more interesting moments. Finally we had downloaded the reservation confirmation of the ferry and all necessary papers, which Anja printed out on her printer, so that we could show the police the required paper versions. Read More

Corona quarantine

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Caught at the Azapika Beach/Chalkidiki
The Greek Government’s request was brief and unequivocal! From 23 March, all residents will have to withdraw into a two-week self-isolation period and only for the most essential matters will they be allowed to leave the house. Short sports activities and walks with the dog are allowed. The restrictions were very restrictive and whoever was on the move had to be able to identify themselves to the authorities. For a trip to the nearest grocery store, to the doctor or even just for a short walk, a permit always had to be carried along. In case of violation, a fine of at least 150 € had to be expected.
And, what was valid for the local population, the many stranded tourists with their mobile accommodations also had to adhere strictly. ….so the specification of the authorities!
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