As 2017 comes to a close, I’ve decided to follow the example of fellow travel bloggers and look back at what was going on this year. Further below, I will also reveal what I have planned for 2018. 2017 in Travel I am really happy about how my year in travel has turned out. I managed to visit Cyprus, Belarus, Norway and Bulgaria for the first time – that’s another
Graz, Austria’s second largest city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, might not be explicitly known for its street art, but there are a couple of places in town where artists have transformed decaying and desolate walls into murals. While I personally dislike and condemn graffiti that vandalizes private property, there are some decent examples of street art that were mostly painted legally. Some of the art works are easy to
The tripoint of Austria, Czech Republic and Germany is located on the ridge of Plöckenstein mountain at an altitude of 1,331 meters above sea level. The two nearby peaks are called Bayerischer Plöckenstein or Trojmezná (on the German-Czech border 1 km west of the tripoint, at 1,364 meters) and Plöckenstein or Plechý (on the Austrian-Czech border 1.3 km east of the tripoint, at 1,379 meters). The area where the tripoint
Welcome to “Graz and beyond”! I’m Amos from Graz, Austria. I work here full-time as a professional translator and interpreter while at the same time quenching my wanderlust.
I have traveled to 46/50 countries in Europe as well as the US and Canada. My favorite destinations include Newfoundland, the Balkans, former USSR countries and anywhere off the beaten track. I love languages, coffee, running, hiking, urban exploring and road trips.
This is my travel blog featuring stories, pictures and videos from places I consider near and far, or in other words, from Graz and beyond!
Currently in: Graz, Austria
06/2018: Lake Constance (AT/DE/CH) and Liechtenstein
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This VLOG is about my visit to the beautiful city of Minsk, the capital of Belarus, in April 2017. The video features the main sights, Soviet architecture, Belarusian churches, Communist monuments, Capitalist businesses, Minsk metro (subway) and much more (contents with time code see below). Minsk is a city with an interesting history. The city was destroyed and fought over many times. 80% of the city were destroyed in