Author Archives: Sebastian Schmid

Coming to New Zealand from South America almost felt like coming home. Even though we are now on the exact opposite side of the world, pretty remote from pretty much…

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A cozy cabin in the middle of nowhere with a fire burning in the woodstove, exceptional hosts, and dolphins patrolling the nearby beach – Christmas has been good. Reluctantly, we…

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Waking up to green meadows, morning fog, and single digit temperatures made me feel like coming home to Austria after a dream-like episode in smog-plagued, dry Santiago. But, alas, we…

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Green pastures, black and white cows, endless highways. I am sitting in the front row of a comfortable bus on the way from Valdivia to Frutillar in southern Chile. The…

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We talked to our son a lot about our tour before we left home. That we were going to travel to faraway places and that we will have summer when…

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I didn’t know much about São Paulo apart from the fact that it is massive. A six-hour bus ride from Rio, we were in for a pleasant surprise. Massive? Yes,…

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Bob cleaning the spillway

This post is finally going to answer the question how we ended up in a hotel pool in rural Connecticut a while ago, but let me give you some context…

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Seligman Grocery

Technically, we are still in the same country after our five-hour flight from Washington DC to Las Vegas, but it sure is a different world. We pass on the gambling…

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The railway might not be the most popular means of transportation in the USA, but on the East Coast, the Amtrak is a viable option. We left our grubby Upper…

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On Friday, 1 September, we are going to leave the comfort of our home and our daily routines behind and set out to explore the world. And I promise you…

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