Your eccentric uncle is a world-renowned cryptologist and he sees in you a high potential to follow in his footsteps. You are of course very flattered and can't wait to get going with the special training program he has set up for you. Your training will commence tomorrow at a rendez-vous point that your uncle has communicated to you by means of an encrypted message. To prove that you are worthy, decrypt the message and find out where the rendez-vous will take place!
The message reads:
Note: The puzzle contains multiple layers and is best solved one step at a time. Only the message itself is needed to solve this puzzle, all the rest is just flavour text.
Since it seems to be unclear how to deal with the different layers, I will add a little hint in the form of an example here:
Say the message were: "hI, this Is a HiNT MeSsAge", then this can be seen as a combination of two layers. In one layer some characters have been capitalized: "hI, this Is a HiNT MeSsAge" and in another layer some letters where made bold and italicized (both were done at the same time, just to make the letters jump out a little more): "hi, this is a hint message".
When working on solving one layer, you can (and should) ignore all other layers. The solution will then provide a clue for the next layer. The layers must be solved in a specific order, though.
Hint for the first layer:
For the first layer the exact characters are not important, just the pattern of highlighted vs. non-highlighted characters. The solution is 43 characters long.
For the first layer should be read as a binary string.