Sunday, October 1, 2006


At the end of summer I thought it would be a cool idea to get my private's pilots license.  It was a bit of stupid thinking doing it in Germany.  Should have gone to Florida and get it there.  Needless to say I dropped out two flights into the program.

End the end, getting a PPL is a bit useless as flying is quite expensive and the extra costs in maintenance, rental, fuel, etc are quite high.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Roman Road Trip

Some events that I saw on my road trip.  I did try to cycle on the oldest part of the Via Appia Antica.  The road is amazing, but with the boulders not really cycle friendly.

Saturday, September 9, 2006

Roman White Night

In the heat of the summer, the city of Rome has an amazing festival called White Night, where all the museums and cultural events are open till midnight with concerts in the street and loads of people.  By September most of the tourists are gone so it's a spectacle mostly Italians and Romans get to enjoy.  The flow below is a loads on people flowing in the city.

Last I tried to look up the next event and it looks like they don't do it anymore.  What a shame as it was really something to remember.

Thursday, September 7, 2006

Tuscan Archipelago

Part of my Tuscan roadmap was to go along the coast and see the fishing villages.  This part of Italy is just amazing and I'm hoping to do more trips here to enjoy the sun and nature.

Tuesday, September 5, 2006


Part of my Italy roadmap, I went to Rome.  Don't remember much from the trip but going to Rome is always special.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Taunus air show

Hidden in the Taunus is a small airstrip and one day in the summer they had a little airshow.  What was cool is seeing a flying Junkers and Russian Yak's.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Cycling in the Taunus

At this point I was living in Taunus, near my office and was cycling almost daily in the hills.  Here my Dad comes and visits to the Roman Fortress that's near by.

Saturday, August 5, 2006


With a friend from work, we decided to do to Trier and nearby Luxembourg.  On the way we stopped by the American cemetery where Gen. Paton and many fallen troops are buried.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Camping in Garmisch

In the summer I went down to Garmisch for a weekend trip.  Always liked going to the Bavarian city and for this trip I camped under the Zugspitz on the Austrian side of the border.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Römerkastell Saalburg

This is quite a cool place just north of Frankfurt in the Taunus.  It's a reconstructed Roman fort with  the buildings rebuilt the way it would have been when Roman troops were stationed along the Limes defending the realm.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

World Cup in Germany

This was quite an event, the world cup was being played in Germany and the city of Frankfurt was a massive party.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Driving back from Italy

With my rental Audi, it was time to drive back home to Germany.  I did enjoy the Audi a lot and really pushed the car to the limit.

Monday, May 29, 2006


Roman Pantheon - I love this building.  There's something special in a building that has a whole on top and has been standing here since the Roman times.

Tuscan Landscape

Some photos of the Tuscan landscape on my Italian roadtrip.