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

Berlin has literally one of the best selection of unique hotels to stay at in all of Europe. From house-boats, soviet era boarding lodges, plush bedrooms and palatial suites – Berlin has your preference covered. The eclectic mix of art, culture and people have seemingly rubbed off on many of the amazing hotels in this … Continue Reading

Okay, I’m putting it out there, this hotel HAS to be the most unusual hotel I have ever seen. Imagine if you could actually fall in love with a hotel… well, I’m at that stage! The Propeller Island City Lodge in Berlin is truly remarkable and for all the right reasons. I even think it’s … Continue Reading

Berlin is one of those European cities that has been defined by war. Everywhere you go, the city’s painful past is evident – from the ruins of one grand structures to the eclectic mix of houses built at different times by different generations, Berlin has truly been shaped by the wars its seen. I remember … Continue Reading