First things first, what is a Kelpie? A Kelpie is a mythological creature that can be found in the lochs and waterways of Scotland. Said to have the strength and endurance of ten horses, they are most often depicted in equine form. So, being a myth…where did I find one? Not one but two, in… Continue reading A Visit to The Kelpies
Drum Roll Please! Introducing the newest member of our #familythattravels. Meet Rocky. Part German Shepherd, part Belgian shepherd. Owner of one always wagging tail, two bright eyes that spot a dropped titbit at fifty paces, one wet nose, four paws that carry him on some long, long walks and whole lot of love for anyone… Continue reading Introducing Our New Travel Companion
After spending a few days in the city of Hamburg, the whole family was ready for a change of pace. An escape, if you will. So we a short drive up the coast to the resort of Travemunde on the Baltic sea. This, although a pretty port and lovely place, was not the final destination.… Continue reading Beaches & Baltic, Germany.
Yes, as the title suggests, this is a whole blog post about a tunnel. Stay with me, this is more interesting than it sounds, I promise. Not just a means from A to B, this is a civil engineering wonder of its time, a true piece of Hamburg heritage and an attraction in its own… Continue reading The Old Elbe Tunnel, Hamburg.
Hamburg is a city that can make many claims. It is the second largest city in Germany. A city of wealth, although not ostentatious.Today, Hamburg is a bustling cruise port, tourist destination and second largest port in Europe. It is also the proud owner of a quirky history involving but not limited to a Great… Continue reading Right To The City: Exploring The Gangviertel, Hamburg.
A Dog Cafe…something a little different? A few weeks ago, a picture of a cappuccino decorated with a cute chocolate dog logo dropped into my inbox, followed by a picture of a very cute little pooch wrapped in a blanket snuggled on my eldest daughters lap. She’d made a visit to the UK’s only permanent… Continue reading Coffee and Canine Cuddles @ The Dog and Scone, Newcastle.
In my last post I blogged about adventures of the under-the-sea kind and our time spent Under the Sea @ The Deep, Hull. But it was actually going over the sea that brought us to Hull in the first place as we sailed to and from the UK with P&O Ferries. Having explored the world under… Continue reading Over the Sea with P&O: Club Cabin Review.
We recently took a trip back to the UK, our first family trip home in almost three years. Despite the fact we arrived as the much talked about heat wave departed, we had a blast. Actually, after weeks of temperatures in the soaring thirties in Germany, it was lovely to have some cooler English weather.… Continue reading Under the Sea @ The Deep, Hull.
Q) Where can you visit a mini Versailles, be enveloped in curvy, colourful art and round it all off with a romp through the Tropics, the Desert and the Canary Isles? A) The Herrenhausen Gardens. Yep, that’s ‘gardens’ plural, because visitors can expect to be delighted by not just one but three vast green spaces, each… Continue reading Garden Art @ Herrenhausen, Hannover.
Germany loves bears. You’ll find them everywhere. On city emblems, on flags, on logos, outside of shops. Bears large, bears small and bears of in every conceivable style and colour. The star of the show in Berlin is the infamous Welcome Bear and you wont go more than a couple of streets without spotting one.… Continue reading The Story of Max & Emma…