I’ve written a couple of posts recently thinking about the future of travel and how things might be different post Covid-19. It’s hard to imagine how things will be, isn’t it? Let’s not just look forward into the unknown, though. It’s good to look back at some travel memories also. Germany holds a special place… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Berlin
October 3rd was German Unity Day. A national holiday in Germany, it’s the day that commemorates the joining of the Federal Republic of Germany (West) with the German Democratic Republic (East). In typically German pragmatic fashion, the day has been carefully named so as not to place too much emphasis on either the division or… Continue reading Travel Inspired:German Unity Day
Happy International Happiness Day ! In honour of a day devoted to happiness, and throwing in a dash of inspiration taken from the #travelsparksjoy tag that’s doing the rounds, I thought it would be nice to talk about the travel experiences that create happiness. Obviously, what aspect of travel sparks joy is going to vary… Continue reading International Happiness Day: The Travel Edit.
City breaks are a thing now. The idea of taking one big holiday is fading, replaced by a number of shorter breaks. Including, but not limited to, the fabulous thing that is the city break. City breaks are great – they can be tailored to any budget, are flexible, can be an affordable means… Continue reading Planning a City Break
Travel, books and history make a happy trio for me. I’m inspired to travel by books I’ve read and I’m inspired to read about places I have visited. My love of history sits neatly with my love of travel and books. Reading a powerful, evocative piece of writing and visiting the places where history was… Continue reading
Tis the season to be jolly, but that also means tis the season to be cold. And in Germany, that can mean very cold. And wet. Possibly snowy. But the seasonal conditions should not put you off visiting the German capital. This is a wonderful time to visit Berlin. If you’ve been reading this blog… Continue reading Indoor Options in Berlin
Follow my blog with Bloglovin In my last post , I blogged about getting outdoors if you are lucky enough to be visiting Berlin this Autumn. But, not everyday is an outdoorsy day. Especially at this time of year, when all seasons can occur in one day and random rain bursts can catch you out, no… Continue reading Autumn In Berlin: Sweet Treats.
Autumn is a good time to visit Berlin. Lets be honest, you’ll never hear me say there’s a bad time to visit. But Autumn being my favourite month and Berlin. being my favourite city…well the two together make for a winning combination. There are many things to love about Berlin. The creative, modern buzz. Its fascinating,… Continue reading Autumn in Berlin: Get Outdoors!
Potts disease, Consumption, White Plague…all names Tuberculosis has been known by throughout history. Call it what you will, by the end of the 19th century this merciless and rampaging disease was a huge issue for the health authorities of Berlin. The modern medical minds of the time believed that treatment and recovery would be best… Continue reading Beelitz Heilstatten: History, Healing & Treetops.
Berlin is famous for the cheerful bears you will spot everywhere…lesser known is the story behind the rabbits of Berlin.