Italy is a place I could visit endlessly (but must moderate for love of my waistline). Italy deserves your time, effort and patience; an unhurried visit beasts a stuffed itinerary of ancient ruins and masterpieces. Italy is best enjoyed slowly — like their wine — with leisurely strolls and gelato cones.

Lilienstein table mountain in the distance

Halfway through my Interrail trip, I was bored of city life. I had time whilst on the high-speed train from Hamburg to Berlin, so I went to Facebook to ask for recommendations. One suggestion from an excellent well travelled photographer caught my eye. “Rural, weird and wonderful” he said of the place. Firing up Google search, my eyes grew wider as pictures of the landscape loaded… I had to visit.

A quick rundown: Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz (Saxon Switzerland National Park) isn’t located in Switzerland, rather the German free state of Saxony close to Dresden and the Czech border. …

Olly Newport ~ Freelance filmmaker, photographer & DJ. Queer since ’94 🏳️‍⚧️🌈 they/them

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