Category Archives: Abroad

Summer weekend in South Bohemia: Třeboň, České Budějovice

South Bohemia, June 2019

Introduction

One of the numerous intangible fantasies I imagined a decade ago was taking long romantic summer walks in picturesque countrysides, the sun is shining, and I do nothing but watching animals and gathering flowers.

Long romantic walks with girls seemed nothing more like naïve daydreams back in these days (and during the better parts of my 20’s and 30’s), as I led a miserable and isolated, but yet very comfortable existence.

Thanks to thousands of hours of exposure therapy and expanding my comfort …

Wales: Hiking and the Welsh culture

Updated February 2020

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Welsh Language
  3. Towns and Places
  4. The National Parks
  5. Conclusion

1. Introduction

Wales was the first abroad destination I haunted after finishing my engineering studies in 2010, and it was the first opportunity to practice my English and improve my language skills beyond school or the workplace.

I visited this small (the population is some three million), culturally appealing and scenically impressive country in the western part of the British Islands for the first time in 2014.

However, my first trip had solely …

Engineering series 6: Ouvrage Hackenberg

Introduction

In spring 2017 I spent one week in Northern France for learning some French and to visit a couple of historical sites in Lorraine and Alsace (Elsass-Lothringen) near the border to Germany and Luxembourg.

The entire border area from the Atlantic ocean to Switzerland was one main theater for war operations during the 1st and the 2nd World War, and so many historical sites, monuments or remains of fortifications like the Maginot Line can be found and visited in these former war zones.…