Aachen seems to be one of those city break destinations that is not so well known outside of Germany. And that is a shame because it has as much to offer as the more celebrated destinations such as, say, Düsseldorf or Cologne. I’ve had my eye on Aachen for a while, hoping to slot in… Continue reading Discovering Aachener Printern
I am not known for being a great lover of Christmas. It’s not that I don’t love Christmas, I do. At Christmas time. But I find it really hard when the whole festive package is being peddled from Halloween, if not earlier. Thus far, I haven’t embraced the season very much either at home (apart… Continue reading Hello, Christmas!
There is something about borders and the crossing of them that I find fascinating. One of the great things about being based in Germany is that much of Europe is there for the taking . Pick a direction, hit the road and soon enough, you’ll cross a border into a whole new country. With the… Continue reading Exploring the Three Country Border.
Sunday is family day in Germany. Most shops and businesses close and family time, church, walks and consuming an unholy amount of food is the order of the day. We have gotten into the habit of getting out for some walking-slash-exploring on the seventh day. Last week we headed out to the spiritual and very… Continue reading Surprise Sunday.
November. Month of fireworks, switching on central heating and the first Christmas adverts. But also the month of Remembrance. Although the act of Remembrance is officially observed on two dates (Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday, on the 11th and the second Sunday of November respectively), the launch of the Royal British Legions Poppy appeal in… Continue reading Remembrance Travel: #Rethink Remembrance
What do get if you take five people, one city and about three-and-half-hours in which to see a little something of the place? The answer is, a quick dip into Norway’s capital Oslo. In my last post I chattered a bit about our recent Color Line Minicruise and part of this high seas experience was some… Continue reading Ashore in Oslo
We were recently lucky enough to experience a minicruise between Kiel in Germany and Oslo, Norway with the ferry company Colorline. Opinion seems divided when it comes to the humble minicruise. Depending on your priorities, budget, time constraints and expectations, a minicruise may or may not work for you. Us? We loved it. But with… Continue reading Color Line Minicruise: Do’s & Don’ts.