Age of Ohio
Mar02

Age of Ohio

How hard is it to get players from 7 nationalities from all across the globe in one room to play a 15 year old computer game together? I wouldn’t know, but it happened last week. After a series of cancelled flights (bloody snow), close calls (passport arriving 3 hours prior to departure) and general confusion (who the hell are you?) we all made it together to Cincinnati, Ohio. We all joined up at the house of Ryshep, I’ve...

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Imperial Istanbul
Feb25

Imperial Istanbul

It’s been ages since I updated this place! 18 months to be precisely. But a good amount of travelling and Age of Empires’ing has been done in the past one and a half year, so it’s worth scribbling about it. I’ll probably catch up in a random fashion, writing about whichever trip comes in mind first. Let’s go back to February 2013, the first trip of 2013. Me and a friend decided to visit Istanbul, the...

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Little Liechtenstein
Jun19

Little Liechtenstein

So, last week I went to Budapest, by train, using an InterRail pass. Quite an ingenious system to encourage youngsters to hike around Europe. However, my pass was still valid for one more weekend. So that means I could go anywhere I wanted this weekend! Now, I remember standing in front of the map of Europe, covering the white wall above my desk, wondering where to go in the tiny time span of 48 hours. I looked up crazy destinations...

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Hungarian LAN Party
May28

Hungarian LAN Party

The next big trip in my quest to bring Age of Empires II: Forgotten Empires around the world. This time it was the wonderful Hungary, also known as Magyarország in their local language. Or as you might have guessed: the Magyars. Indeed, the Magyars could finally lay their hand on one of the new civs in AoFE, representing their own glorious nation in the Middle Ages. Needless to say the pressure was on, since I still have some doubts...

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The Valley of the Rhine
May17

The Valley of the Rhine

A trip that I came up with in the spur of the moment. A day off in the midst of the week, the sun is shining outside and I decided to just take my bike and check out how far the Rhine actually was from Frankfurt. The Rhine between Mainz and Köln is UNESCO world heritage and righteous so. The river slices through a valley stacked with castles from various ages. Each castle trying to outwit the other with some kind of special feature. I...

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