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  • Day275

    Solothurn, Switzerland

    February 12, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

    Before leaving Switzerland and starting our journey to South America, Whit and I returned to Aarau to stay with my uncle Tom and his partner Pia. While we were in Aarau, there was an annual week-long festival taking place in Solothurn, the closest city to my mum's childhood home. The premise of this festival is to scare the winter spirits away and obviously, we had to get in on the action.

    To start the celebratory week off, we awoke at 3am, adorned our white robes, white hats, and red scarves, and made our way to Solothurn to participate in Cheslette which started at 5am. Here, over one thousand people all dressed in the same attire, made as much noise as possible, banging pot lids, shaking tin cans filled with stones, and cracking large whips in the air, while parading the city streets. The cacophony is seriously alarming and if I were a winter spirit, I'd probably bugger off too. After completing the parade route, everyone settles down to eat a traditional flour soup before bar hopping and getting progressively more intoxicated. The morning ends at lunch time and most sane revelers head to bed before the evening events kick off (some people clearly didn't get this message and trooped on all day).

    About three days after Cheslette, Tom, Whit, and I braved the bleak Swiss weather and returned to Solothurn to watch the carnival parade. There were about 40 themed groups marching the city. Some of the floats created for the festival were seriously impressive. Most floats had confetti guns and often some poor unexpecting bystander would get a face full of paper to improve their mood. It was clear to me and Whit that the Swiss people take their traditions very seriously and if you ever have a chance to participate in such an event you won't be disappointed!
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  • Day1

    Start

    July 24 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Start in Bittwil/Hettiswil gings Richtung Luzern auf den Pilatus. Oben kletterten wir um Klwtterpa4k umher. Dann gings nach einem feinen Kaffee auf den TCS Camping in Horw wo wir uns Spaghetti kochten. Zufrieden für unseren 1. Tag Swisscamping gönten wir uns ein Bier.Read more

  • Day4

    Go faster, Honey!

    July 18, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Imagine a wife saying that. But on the Autobahn on our way to Switzerland, there IS no speed limit! Driving 85, we were passed by folks driving more than 100 mph. But we have crossed now into beautiful Switzerland where speeding is an actual crime, so no more crazy wife comments. The very air is different and even the green on the hillsides is a richer color. We are about an hour from our destination, so we will kill some time in Interlaken. Pictures to come. Just fueling up on traditional Swiss cuisine at McDonalds.Read more

  • Day1

    Tiefenmatt

    June 8, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Sind in Tiefenmatt hoch oben im Kanton Solothurn angekommen. Traumhafter Blick auf die Berge in der Ferne. Das Zimmer ist einfach, aber sauber. Kein Fernseher😁. Gemeinschaftsbad auf dem Flur. Personal super nett, Essen bestellt: Cordon bleu. Himmlische Ruhe.Read more

  • Day1

    Ab nach Venedig

    September 1, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Eigentlich wollte ich ja ans Nordkap, „Die Kleine“ testen, viel Kilometer in kurzer Zeit, da würden allfällige Schwachstellen sicher zum Vorschein kommen. Aber die Anpassungen brauchten mehr Zeit als gedacht und ende August wollte ich nicht mehr in den Norden.

    Mit "Der Kleinen" ist übrigens mein Moto, die CRF250 Rally gemeint.

    Als ich dann eher zufällig auf die „Albania Raid“ stiess war die Entscheidung schnell gefasst, ich fahre drei Wochen durch den Balkan und fahre bei der „Albania Raid“ mit. Die „Albania Raid“ ist eine Off Road Rally ohne Zeitmessung, man darf den Track abkürzen, Pausen und Fotos machen, alles easy und ohne Stress … in etwa so stell ich mir das vor.

    Der grobe Reiseplan: Mit der Fähre nach Nordgriechenland, 2 Tage nordwärts durch Albanien nach Tirana, 6 Tage an der Raid mitfahren, 10 Tage gemütlich durch den Balkan Richtung Norden nach Hause.

    Am Samstag um 14:00 legt die Fähre in Venedig ab, ich werde in der Nähe vom Fährhafen campen und kann also in Ruhe um 11:00 zu Hause abfahren.

    Laut Wetterprognose ist das Wetter eher unterirdisch aber abgesehen von ein, zwei Gewitterschauer war das Wetter überraschend gut.

    Die Kleine konnte es sich nicht verkneifen, bei der ersten Gelegenheit, den italienischen Boden zu küssen.
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  • Day12

    Jätsipeatus

    July 5, 2015 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    Otsisime poest veini aga alkoholi nad ei müü. Õues on 41 kraadi, Taivole jahutuseks jäts ja Kadrile kurgid.

    Indrek on vist haigeks jäänud, kuna ta tunneb ennast väga halvast ja on tulikuum.

    Kiirteel sõites tavaliselt kui on märk 80 siis keegi sellest välja ei tee ning sõidetakse ikka 130-ga siin aga üldiselt keegi väga kiirust ei ületa. Vist Šveitsi trahvid on kopsakad.
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  • Day1

    Ich packe in mein Koffer...

    August 12, 2016 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    oder besser gesagt in mein Rucksack:

    4 T-Shirts, 4 Tops, 5 Hosen, 1 Pullover, 1 Tweetjacke, 2 dünne Jacken, 1 Jeansrock, 1 langes Sommerkleid, 4 Socken, 16 Unterhosen, 2 BHs, 1 Sportbustier, 1 ultradünne Regenjacke, 3 Paar Schuhe, 1 Cappie, 1 Sonnenhut, Hänge-Kulturbeutel, 2 Microfaser Handtücher

    Handgepäck inkl Fototasche:

    Dokumente, Reisebuch, Lesebuch, Reisetagebuch, Kamera, Mp3-Player, Ladekabel für Handy, Kamera, Mp3-Player, Zip-Beutel mit Wasch- und Pflegezeug

    ... und es könnte los gehen! :)
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  • Day1

    Welcome !

    October 30, 2016 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Dear all of you
    I am traveling now since 3 month and already had lots lots of beautiful experiences.
    The live I am living is amazing i never felt so free and filled with wonder. Sometimes it just feels like I am in a big beautiful dream.
    Of course there are also bad experiences but that is life. Bad situation are important for me too so I have not any reason to complain myself!
    The only thing which bothers me is that I want to show you everything and I wish to kind of let you feel what I feel..
    So I had the idea to start a blog and to share my special live with you. I didn't know in which language I should write. German? French? No! I want all of my people understand it, so it will be in my basic english, hihi.
    I hope you'll have fun to read and look at my pictures and that I can send you a bit of my happiness to you. 🌞
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Kanton Solothurn, Solothurn, Soleure, Soletta, 졸로투른 주, Soloturn

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