Bye Bye 2016! To a fantastic and happy 2017

Best of 2016 Travel

The last 365 days went by very quickly. It feels as if 2016 just started but looking back we realize that 2016 was full of exiting things. We lived on one of the most beautiful places on earth; we had an amazing time in Switzerland and other parts of the world too. Here is our best of 2016, a year full of trips.

Wow, what an exiting year just finishes. Even if bad and sad things happened in the world, we had a good year and we look forward to what 2017 may bring.

Best of 2016 – A review of our year in 15 photos

We lived on the other end of the world and we could call the beautiful island Pulau Pef in Raja Ampat our home for a while.

Pulau Pef in Raja Ampat

On our way back home to Switzerland we enjoyed the Balinese lifestyle.

Bali motorbike tour

Time for holidays in Switzerland. Three days after we arrived in Switzerland I (Reni) was on the next airplane heading to Ireland. With my best friends I went on a road trip around Ireland.

Irland road trip

Back from an awesome long weekend with the girls, it’s time to do a trip with Marcel. For a very long time we wanted to visit the 4WD fair “Abenteuer & Allrad” in the German town Bad Kissingen.

4WD fair Bad Kissingen

After exiting two days at the Offroad fair we want to see more of Germany. We do a road trip and visit Wuerzburg, Stuttgart and Tuebingen. Wuerzburg stole our heart. We loved the town with the “Alte Mainbrücke”, the “Residenz” with the nice garten and the Castle Marienberg.

Wuerzburg Germany

Not too long after our road trip around Southern Germany we went for a hiking weekend to Austria. Austria Tourism invited us to the most beautiful place in Austria, the Lake Formarin.

Lake Formarin in Austria

Well, then it was time to spend a few weeks in Switzerland. We were very lucky with the weather and we loved everything about Switzerland.

Rigi Switzerland

For the first time in our life we managed to visit the town of Fribourg. What a beauty.

Fribourg Switzerland

As it is so easy to visit the neighbour countries, we also went to Italy. The train ride with the Bernina Express ends in the charming town of Tirano.

Tirano Italy

From Tirano we took the bus and we drove through fascinating landscape. We got off the bus at the end station, in the Southern part of Switzerland, in the Ticino. We met with my relatives and thanks to my cousine, we joined the Film Festival in Locarno. We watched the movie Jason Bourne with Matt Damon. But the best was, we were VIP guests and sitting there, in the middle of the Piazza Grande, was such a special feeling.

Film Festival Locarno

We also visited Zermatt and enjoyed the amazing view of the Matterhorn.

Matterhorn Zermatt

And not to forget the scenic flight over the Swiss Alps with our friend Thomas. Seeing Switzerland from a brids-eye view is awesome.

Scenic flight over Switzerland

After the flight, road trips, bus and train rides we also went hiking in the Swiss mountains. Again a first time experience: The Schynige Platte.

Schynige Platte Switzerland

And shortly before we started a new adventure abroad, we had the chance to do a train ride in the Gottardino. We drove through the world’s longest railway tunnel, the Gotthard Base Tunnel.

Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland

The time in Switzerland went by too fast. Too soon we had to say Goodbye to our families and friends.

And then… another long flight to the other side of the world. Australia, we are back.

Uluru Australia

That was our best of 2016. Another exiting travel year is history. Thank you & looking forward to what may 2017 bring.


How was your year? Can you look back to a happy 2016? What are your (travel) plans for 2017?


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