Prague in 10 Hours

Hello there, everybody!

I know, I promised I’d write about our african adventures next but I still haven’t gone through all the pictures. That’s why I’m squeezing a short little post about our most recent day trip to precious Prague in that took place just last weekend. Continue reading “Prague in 10 Hours”


We took the metro to Montmartre, the 430 ft hill in Paris where many artists – some as famous as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh – had studios during the Belle Époque.
From up here the Sacré-Coeur overlooks the city. We climbed the stairs to visit the Roman Catholic church and enjoy the view. Continue reading “Montmartre”

Downtown Paris

Bonjour mesdames et messieurs!

When my friend from Texas visited me in Germany, we just HAD to take her to Paris. After all, it’s “only” a 7-hour-drive. Quite a long drive for us Europeans, I suppose. In Texas, these kinds of distances are pretty common though.

Anyways, we stayed in a small little hotel named Hotels de l’Avre. We had two rooms (4 people) for €59,00/night each but I think we got a little discount. For €10,00 more the breakfast was included. Not bad for Paris. Not bad at all. Especially because the hotel is located very centrally in downtown Paris, about a 15 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower.
More information and pictures can be taken from their website. Continue reading “Downtown Paris”

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

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I promised there would be another post on our “falling back in time”-trip. As you know, Tristan, my american friend Tara and I first visited Neuschwanstein Castle.
We then headed north to Dachau to see the concentration camp.

It was built on March 22nd, 1933, and operated until April 29th, 1945, when it was finally liberated by U.S. forces. With its nearly 12 years span of life, Dachau was the concentration camp that was operated the longest. Continue reading “Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site”

Of Carriages and Real Life Fairy Tales: Neuschwanstein Castle

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As some of you might already know – a friend from the states visited me in Germany last year. Two weeks were definitely not enough time to show her everything I wanted her to see. So we had a pretty tight schedule but, nevertheless, tons of fun! We especially enjoyed a little trip to Southern Germany: Early in the a.m. we headed out towards Füssen to see Neuschwanstein Castle because it IS true after all: Americans love sappy stuff. And this castle is the embodiment of real life fairy tales. Boys, listen carefully: Do not let your girls see this if you don’t intend on taking them there! Continue reading “Of Carriages and Real Life Fairy Tales: Neuschwanstein Castle”

Enchanting Middle Rhine Valley

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Yep, still alive. Even if you haven’t heard from me in a while.
My boyfriend vacayed on Bali… Which left plenty of time for me to explore my closer surroundings.

Since I live on Rheingau’s doorstep and just love white wine, I couldn’t resist a little day trip to Germany’s senior paradise. Yep, you’ll meet mostly older people here but that shouldn’t keep you from visiting the Rhine River valley from Walluf to Lorchhausen anyways. This region offers breathtaking views over green vineyards, the rhine river and numerous castles and ruins. Great spot for bikers, too! The Wispertalroute with its plenty curves and serpentines is within closest reach. Continue reading “Enchanting Middle Rhine Valley”