Our couch
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We slept on this couch with a cat on A’s legs. Comfy, and perfect couchsurfing style.

Ready to Go for Stromboli
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Here is a video by some volcano researchers who climbed Stromboli in day light. Please ignore the helmets… Here is another, more detailed video. These guys took the old route, which we also took. At 700 m, there seems to be … Read More

New Year’s Eve Dinner with Friends
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We are staying couchsurfing at Eliane and Mario. They invite us to join New Year’s Eve dinner at their friends. We brought Swiss raclette ovens, cheese, potatoes, garlic and onion and a bottle of Swiss wine to the party. It … Read More

Spontaneous Question: Do you Want to Go Up?
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Eliane and Mario waited for us at the pier. On the way back, Mario asks if we would like to hike up to the crater. Of course, what a question! We need hiking boots, which Joh brought and A did not, … Read More

Couchsurfing at Eliane and Mario
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Joh found a couchsurfing hosts on Stromboli. We are staying 3 min walking distance from the pier.

Ozcar at the Car Storage
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Today, we are leaving for Stromboli by speed boat. Ozcar has to spend New Year’s alone at Adige garage. We had to leave the keys so he can be moved around – and he will stay unlocked during the time.

Good Morning Schiso
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As Joh had expected, the harbor was full of fishermen in the morning. A group of divers gathered for diving. So we had no place to do the morning routines and have a nice breakfast – and we drove on … Read More

Wifi Dinner at Schiso
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We chose the restaurant for its Wifi, had a nice fish with excellent service and spent 4h in total getting our blogs up to date after departure in Pfaffenbühl. Doing it daily was not possible due to bandwidth restrictions. Updating … Read More

Another Washed-Away Road
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A local, who had worked in Switzerland, told us that the passage is not drivable – of course, it was!

Tunnel Road Washed Away
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Some tunnels in, we discovered the reason for the road block: Rain falls had washed away the road completely. To circumvent the spot, we would have to cut down two olive trees by half each. We decided to remain in … Read More

Road with Tunnels
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We found a nice country road with a lot of tunnels. The road was officially closed, which did not prevent us from entering it. The road was in perfect shape with a red lane on the left. The tunnels had … Read More

Here I come, Madonna!
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We were driving an off-road track in the snow when we passed by a figure of the saint madonna. To demonstrate my humbleness, I walked up to her bare-footed. The picture shows me on the way back.

Good Morning Capo Mulini
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Breakfast on a beautiful beach, if one ignores the omnipresent trash.

Snow Near Borgo Morfia on the Way to the South Coast of Sicily
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We are trying to escape the wind – and it looks like we have to exchange for cold.

Remember Jordan and Egypt
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Sicily is dirty, almost everywhere people live or travel.

Racing in a River Bed
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We were happy to drive a 4WD Defender in this rough terrain when we met these guys riding this Piaggio Ape.

Taking a Bath in the Wild Mediterrean
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This boat got damaged in a storm on 16 July 2016 – thanks to Youtube, we know how it happened.

A invented a protection system for the roof top tent
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Since Andalusia 2015, we have a rope over the top of the tent to protect it from being torn in heavy wind. This time, we had to add an extra protection on one side.

Good Morning Piano del Forno Mezzana
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The evening already started stormy and the weather forecast predicted more to come: 6 Beaufort with 8-9 Beaufort in gusts. The night was very stormy!

Good Morning Agnone
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Breakfast on the coast.

Amalfi Coast, the Famous
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Many references in Wikipedia.

Pompeii VIII
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This is probably one of the most cited pictures of Italy.

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