Germany - Bad Durkheim

by Kimp 20. November 2016 01:57
The Durkheimer Wurstmarkt (Sausage Market) started in 1417 and has been held every year since. It is now, Europe’s largest wine festival, accommodating about about 600,000 people each year.
This is where wine meets relaxation and great times. The standard size glass at most wine festivals is 250 ml (1/3 of a bottle), here it is 500 ml (2/3 of a bottle). This isn’t cheap low grade box wine, it is of the highest quality, and is poured straight from the bottle that was vinted in.
It is held in the spa town of Bad Durkheim, which is in the Rhineland-Palatinate region in Western Germany, near the Rhine River which is known for producing some of the world’s greatest wines. All of the area around the town, is vineyard. It looks like a town sprouted in the middle of a massive vineyard. [More]

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Scotland - Edinburgh Military Tatto

by Kimp 14. October 2016 04:30
Tattoo was the name of the military bugle call, used to signal the bartender's, to stop serving to Military members and to send them back to the base. Kind of a Military curfew. Today it's an elaborate show, involving theatrics and musical performances. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo was started in 1950 and has been an annual event ever since, featuring about 10 military bands from different parts of the world, dancers, light shows, narration, military in action, fireworks, and lots of smiles. [More]

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Sweden - Stockholm

by Kimp 29. September 2016 18:41
I was in Stockholm during Fashion Week. Their shows are considered the leading shows for Northern European fashion, showcasing clothes and trends that look great in cooler climates.

Stockholm is the natural capital of Scandinavia, since it’s the largest city, in the largest country, and it lies in the heart of Scandinavia. Stockholm has zero heavy industry and is consistently ranked at or near the top of the cleanest cities in the world list.

Around 1950, the Swedish visionaries predicted that the Service Industry was going to be the most prosperous industry in the next century. They guessed right. [More]

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Montenegro - Kotor

by Kimp 13. September 2016 14:15
Kotor is a small but very nice. It was a very important ancient port town in the fjord's of Montenegro. Located in the Bay of Kotor, which connects to the Adriatic Sea. Carved out by a Glacier, it now has 240 days of sunlight each year with a mild Mediterranean climate, in addition to all of that Fjord beauty. It has a long history of being fought over. Since it was often fought over, the fortress walls were extended and preserved for over 1000 years. Now it sports 4.5 km (3 mi) of very well preserved original fortress walls. Great for climbing and studying. [More]

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Switzerland - Apenzell

by Kimp 23. July 2016 06:21
Apenzell is a region and small village in North Eastern Switzerland, that is often made fun of by European's, because it known for its rural customs and traditions. Lets just say that there probably aren't many college educated people living there. I am sure there are many very smart people living here, they just desire living a very simple life. [More]

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Germany - JacobsWeg (The Way of St James)

by Kimp 16. June 2016 20:51
Jacob is the German name for James. One of the states in Western Germany, marked and maintain a few 140 km (75 mi) tails that christian pilgrims have been using to make the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela (The shrine of St James), in North Western Spain, since around 900 A.D. [More]

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France - Colmar

by Kimp 27. May 2016 03:01
Colmar is known as La Petite Venice (Little Venice). In the Alsace wine region, near the border of Germany and running parallel to the Rhine river. From the Middle Ages - Founded around the year 1000. Home of the artist who created the Statue of Liberty. Beautiful and often fought over, it has been under Roman, Swedish, French and German rule, leaving a vast array of different architectural styles. [More]

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Florida - Key West

by Kimp 16. March 2016 19:44
Key West is a great place to go in the Early Spring.

Great weather, great music, great people and great sunsets sums it up fairly well.

This is from about 5 years ago, when Sam and I visited Key West. [More]

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Sicily - Segesta

by Kimp 29. February 2016 21:39
Segesta is in the Western part of Sicily, and will forever be remembered as the small town, that caused the destruction of the mighty Athenian empire, without even firing a single arrow, nor slinging a single sword, nor ever setting foot in Athens. [More]

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Sicily - Erice

by Kimp 29. February 2016 05:21
Erice is on the top of Mount Erice, located on the west coast of Sicily. It is about 750 m (0.5 miles) above the coast, and overlooks the coastal town of Trapani. It's older than recorded history and was always wealthy due to its ability to produce the worlds highest quality Salt, at a time when salt as worth it's weight in gold. [More]

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