The next morning, I decided it probably made sense to get up a bit earlier, especially seeing as we would have to leave by mid-afternoon to catch our flight back to London and I wanted to cram in as much as possible into the morning. It was the last day of our trip to Hamburg exploring the Christmas … Continue Reading

There are so many reasons why we all travel – to see the sights, to spend time with loved ones, for work, to relax… the list goes on and on. One of our new-found favourite reasons to travel is to drink wine. Okay, fine, it’s more than drinking wine – you also get to learn … Continue Reading

It took me a while to get used to the name Rathaus. See, Rathaus are German city halls (effectively ‘home’ to the Government) yet in plain English, it always sounds like Rat House to me so I can help but imagine a mini house for rats and mice (rats and mice belong together as far … Continue Reading

Arriving into Hamburg was certainly something of a surprise to the system. For starters, we arrived on a beautiful yet freezing cold day (after spending almost a month in over 30C temperatures in the Maldives and Sri Lanka), then there was how beautiful and ‘shiny’ the city looked, all prepped up for Christmas… … and … Continue Reading

Nestled on the western fringes of Germany is a beautiful German city! Bustling with life and character, there’s an incredibly diverse mix of things to do in Cologne that you won’t want to miss. Cologne is one of Germany’s largest and most diverse cities to explore and with Cologne Cathedral, its many world-renowned museums and … Continue Reading

Leaving the party at Museum Ludwig, we decided to go with the easy option and head next door to the Roman-Germanic Museum. The vibe here is a lot more laid back, even down to the musical act which made for a great cool-down spot with a brew while popping between ancient Roman artefacts. As Lloyd … Continue Reading

Making our way over from KölnTriangle to the city centre, we decided to pop into the fairgrounds for some more toffee apples (anyone who’s ever eaten a soggy supermarket toffee apple) will understand why we (but especially Lloyd) is obsessed with the stuff. We got a couple to go and walked over the bridge in … Continue Reading

The sun came out to play the next day in Cologne! It’s funny how a little thing like blue skies can change the look of a city so much. After a quick walk through the city to burn off the breakfast calories, we found ourselves back at Cologne Cathedral, totally determined to climb it! By … Continue Reading

Cologne Cathedral is as amazing as they said it would be! I’d seen it briefly when we arrived by train the night before but didn’t have much time to explore it (nor would I have wanted to with our luggage in tow) so I was justifiably excited to finally get to see it properly (especially … Continue Reading

The night before we left for Cologne, our flights over were cancelled at the last minute. Funny thing is, before that, I’d never even considered any other way of getting to Germany, let alone Cologne. This all changed of course and before long, we rebooked to take the train to Cologne from London with a … Continue Reading

Being Germany’s third largest city and the capital of Bavaria, the city has a lot to offer. Especially considering all the amazing things to do in Munich that seem to be dotted all across the city. Probably one of the most famous aspects of the city is Oktoberfest! An occasion in itself and totally fun. That … Continue Reading

This is the second part of this post on sightseeing in Berlin here. Let’s carry on shall we! 🙂 Neue Kirche / New Church (Also known as “Deutscher Dom”) Konzerthaus Berlin FRENCH CATHEDRAL Berlin Cathedral Berlin TV Tower Berlin Cathedral (again) Altes Museum Humboldt University Reichstag building Brandenburg Gate To complete this list is this … Continue Reading

I was going to write this post about a week ago but I genuinely couldn’t think of a way to start it. I still can’t think of a way to start it so rather than procrastinating any further, I’m just trawl through all the sights we saw in Berlin. There are too many photos to … Continue Reading

Also known as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the Holocaust Memorial is a sombre remembrance in Berlin of all the Jewish victims from the World War. According to the architect who designed it the memorial is meant to evoke an unease and confusion. It’s meant to show how a supposedly ‘ordered system’ … Continue Reading