Camping in your fourties vs your twenties

Against all odds I rediscovered camping in my forties. However, that’s no longer the same experience I remember from my student years. These are just some of the most striking differences: 20ies: Picking the lightest tent you can find because you can only carry so much in your backpack. 40ies: Carefully choosing a campervan for…

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Salzburg or Ljubljana: What’s the difference?

I clearly remember my outrage a few years back when an American travel journalist said to me that Slovenia had a โ€œvery Habsburg vibeโ€. Those were her exact words and her obvious ignorance stunned me. How could she not see that our country is not just some insignificant part of a former empire lacking its…

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