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Conspiracy

Today at 8am I was set to go to Monza. Yesterday at 6:30 pm while driving home I thought the breaks were feeling funny. Since a lot of the drive there is through the Alps I decided to get them checked out this morning. As we speak the back brakes are getting replaced hopefully I […]

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F1

After a lot of waiting, a lot of talking and a bit of planning this is finally happening.  I am going to Monza to see F1 race this coming weekend.  I am not sure what to expect, except for a lot of noise and testosterone around and a sea of red and yellow flags supporting […]

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St. Bavo’s Cathedral

The building is based upon the Chapel of St. John the Baptist, a primarily wooden construction; it was consecrated in 942 by Transmarus, Bishop of Tournai and Noyon. Traces of this original structure are evident in the cathedral’s crypt. The chapel was subsequently expanded in the Romanesque style in 1038. Some traces of this phase […]

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Cape Fagnet

Cape Fagnet is the highest point of the Alabaster Coast, it offers a breathtaking panorama of the sea, the cliffs, the harbor and the town of Fecamp. It peaks at 105 m and was once called the “Slam Fécamp.” It is currently occupied by a navy radar installation. Cape Fagnet was part of the German Atlantic […]

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Eltz Castle

Eltz Castle  is a medieval castle nestled in the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier. It is still owned by a branch of the same family that lived there in the 12th century, 33 generations ago. The Rübenach and Rodendorf families’ homes in the castle are open to the public, while the […]

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Cochem Imperial Castle

The Reichsburg Cochem had its first documentary mention in 1130. In 1151, it was occupied by King Konrad III, who declared it an Imperial castle. In 1688, the castle was overrun by French King Louis XIV’s troops in the course of the Nine Years’ War  and the following year was destroyed. The castle complex lay in […]

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Treis Karden

The drive here was simply put – hell.  Traffic, construction, delays, rain, you name it we had it.  It took us well over an hour longer than it was supposed to take.  However, when we got off the highway we were rewarded with sunshine, beautiful vistas and an amazing road.  This then made the effort […]

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