My excursions 2001 to date - Part 1
One day I will summon the energy to upload some of the photos I've been meaning to upload for the past 2 years, and to create all those individual travel pages. We can but dream...
Anyway, this is where I have been since 2000:
September 2001 - 1 week in Antwerp. Overdosing on high culture. Plus mussels in season - brilliant! Only spoilt by news of events in New York the 11th...
July 2002 - A week in Gent with excursions to Brussels, Mechelen, Kortrijk, Ieper. Fun in Flanders on 700th anniversary of the Battle of the Golden Spurs (1302). First visit to the Menin Gate for the Last Post ceremony.
July 2002 - Long weekend in Brussels (Thank you Ryanair for the 1p flights)
October 2003 - A week based in Gent - with excursions to Tongeren, Kortrijk, Ieper and Lille. Second visit to the Menin Gate ceremony, with my brother in law.
July 2004 - 1 week in Berlin, staying in B&B in Friedrichshain. Glorious summer weather.
November 2004 - 1 week in Cologne. Based in a lodgings in Stammheim on banks of the Rhine. Excursion to Bonn.
March 2005 - 1 week in Katowice and Krakow.
Nov 2005 - 1 week in Berlin, staying in hostel in Moabit. With excursion to Dresden.
May 2006 - 3 days in Brugge and Gent, plus 2 days at sea on the Rosyth-Zeebrugge ferry.
September 2006 - 2 weeks near Desenzano on Lake Garda, with excursions to Milan, Brescia and Verona.
March 2007 - 1 week in Salzburg, Munich and Augsburg. Included a pilgrimage to Brecht's birthplace in Augsburg. Highlight: the Fuggerei (a community of almshouses) in Augsburg.
September 2007 - 1 week in Norfolk(UK)
Nov 2007 - 1 week in Berlin based in Kreuzberg. Included a pilgrimage to Brecht's grave. And I got to see Die Dreigroschenoper at the Berliner Ensemble! Visited Potsdam and Wannsee.
April 2008 - 1 week in Bremen with excursions to Farge (Valentin), Worpswede, Bremerhaven and Cuxhaven