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Welcome to chet-chat, my travel stories
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Let’s go on a journey together

About Me…

Hi there and thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.  This is not your typical travel blog. I don’t offer travel guides with affiliate links, advertisements, or any other commercial activities. My site is simply a venue for me to tell stories about my travels.

Sure, I mention a good hotel we stayed in, and I’ll probably add a link to their website. But the hotel isn’t aware of it and I don’t get anything for it. Its just my opinion, and I offer the link in case my story has sparked your interest.

I also don’t mention the “Best XX things to do in XX for 2022” or any other Google SEO motivated content. I’ll tell you what I did, the good things and the mistakes, what we liked and didn’t like. You can take it or leave it.

Latest Journeys

  • Over Hill and (Yorkshire) Dale

    Over Hill and (Yorkshire) Dale

    My brother and I have this tradition. We come to England and visit him and his wife, then they move. Sometime later we will visit them at their new place, and shortly afterwards they will move again.  It’s like they are in the witness protection program. Recently, however, they broke with tradition, for they have scheduled…

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  • Celebrating in Madeira

    Celebrating in Madeira

    Kathrin and I had two good reasons to take a trip somewhere during the middle of September, our anniversary on the 19th and my birthday on the 20th. We had considered several destinations–Austin, where we have family, quite a few of whom have birthdays in September; a cruise along the Croatian coast; touring through England’s northeast…

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  • Mountain Hiking in the Dolomites

    Mountain Hiking in the Dolomites

    Close to two years ago, Leon and I planned on hiking the Alta Via 1 in Italy’s beautiful Dolomites mountains. Our original date was September 2021. As part of our preparation, we went on a hike in the Taunus mountains, a small “mountain” range (more accurately foothills) just north of Frankfurt. During that training hike…

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