South Tyrol & Dolomites and arriving in perfection

South Tyrol & Dolomites and arriving in perfection

A little info for all newsletter subscribers: we are working hard on our lectures, so the preparation of the lectures temporarily substitutes the writing of the travel diary. Sorry for the sparse contributions. But: when writing here, I want to reminisce, process what I've experienced and enjoy the writing itself. That works less well when I'm immersed in Persian worlds at the same time. Understandable, I hope?


Firstly, we learn that we can (and do!) put our foot in our mouths here in South Tyrol. Yes, South Tyrol is peculiar. "No, we're not Italian, even if our cars have Italian licence plates. Can't you hear that? We speak German. Or, when we're among ourselves, Ladin." Aiaiai - that's a good start.

South Tyrol is an autonomous province in the north of Italy and part of the Trentino-Alto Adige region. It is a special geographical and administrative region within Italy. It is historically and culturally strongly characterised by Tyrol, a region in Austria, and has a predominantly German-speaking population. South Tyrol has a special autonomy statute that gives the province greater self-government and cultural independence.

Aha, so that's cleared up.

But why are we here? One of my sports friends (yes, they do exist, we did sport together for a long time, motivated each other via online groups and celebrated successes) lives here. So why not meet up in real life?

But before we get there, we "have" to cross the Dolomites. We take several days to do this and can only marvel at how beautiful it is here! It's certainly not the last time we'll be here. We spend the night in dreamy villages, hike along marvellous mountain meadows. We walk around crystal-clear, almost kitschy mountain lakes. We have breakfast with a view of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, this striking mountain formation and one of the most famous and impressive mountain massifs in the Dolomites. Gerd didn't know them yet (why should he, he's had the Swiss Alps under his nose all his life), but I've always wanted to see this mountain group.

And so we spontaneously fall in love with this area. Head over heels. With every fibre of our being.

And we realise something else: We love the greenery, the mountains and, above all, the tidiness. The cleanliness. We love the mountain restaurants and the friendly service, the clean tables, the menus that don't stick, the rubbish-free terraces, the neatly signposted hiking trails and the cleanliness. none Rubbish by the roadside. Yes, we even like a bit of car park regulations and road markings that are adhered to.

And we wonder what that is? We assume it's the familiar. That gives us security. Yes, we know that things are over-regulated in Central Europe, that we could really be a bit more relaxed here, that there don't have to be rules for everything and everyone. But now, after half a year on tour in countries where it is sometimes (Iran) considered a national sport to do anything, really anything, to ignore the rules as a sign of rebellion against the hated regime, it's just nice to find order.

In addition to the scenic beauty, it is simply a pleasure for us to see how everyone keeps the region clean, throwing their rubbish in the bins provided or taking it back with them. How cyclists cycle on the designated paths and we can walk along the hiking trails at our leisure. We gulp briefly at the prices in the mountain restaurants, but also realise that it's all right for the effort involved. (This reflex always comes after longer trips to cheaper countries, but disappears after a day or two).

Our "Arriving home" programme is in full swing, and this time we have decided to start the summer break in Switzerland in a really relaxed way and with plenty of time. And our little detour through (via?) the Dolomites was probably a brilliant idea from the tour guide.

Photos: Lago Mosigo, San Vito di Cadore, Lago di Landro, Toblach, Drei Zinnen, Toblacher See, Pragser Wildsee

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Merci for "travelling with us

Here you can find our future lectures:

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27 September 2024 in Basel, ELCH neighbourhood centreinformation will follow

24 - 28 October 2024 Two lectures at the Suisse Caravan Salon

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24 - 28 October 2024 Two lectures at the Suisse Caravan Salon

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Rachel
Rachel
1 month ago

Hello you two.
Haven't read for a long time.
Yay, South Tyrol and the Alps themselves, fantastically beautiful. 🥰
I was hiking in Carinthia.
So we were almost together again.
Like back then on the Rhine, with the motorbikes.
You on one side, me on the other. 🤣
Then fat sick, until today.
That's why I'm reading a bit behind.
You're probably already at home. 🤣
Today is 19 June at 7 pm. 😁😉

Give you a hug....🤗

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