For the longest of stretch of time, I’ve wanted to have 3 meals in 3 countries in a single day. There’s an air of romance about being able to slip between nations in search of delicious food, and the ability to pop between Switzerland, France and Germany was simply too hard to resist whilst exploring Basel. Disclaimer: My whole trip was supported by the Basel and Alsace tourism boards (thank you!) but this particular scheme… View Post

A day trip to Wendelstein Mountain & getting lost …

A day trip to Wendelstein Mountain & getting lost in the Bavarian Alps (sorta)

Visiting a freezing cold Berlin in November (mostly for the Christmas markets) a few years ago we always swore that a return trip to landlocked Germany was something we had to do. When friends told us of the misty Alpine peaks of Bavaria and generous beer gardens of Munich, we mentally notched a visit to München into our travel bucketlist and promised ourselves we would get there one day. That promise of ‘one day’ turned… View Post

Where to stay in Munich: Grand Westin Munich …

Where to stay in Munich: Grand Westin Munich Hotel Review

When we visited Munich, we very much scheduled where to stay around what we were doing. Our first hotel (we wouldn’t usually move hotels, preferring to spend the time in a cafe or pub) was selected specifically for how close it was to the main train station (It was a nice enough hotel despite the Faulty Towers-esque lift that only stopped mid-storey so luggage was lugged up or down half a flight of stairs). Being… View Post

Neuschwenstein Castle day trip from Munich & an alpine …

Neuschwenstein Castle day trip from Munich & an alpine swim

There are a few experiences money just can’t buy – watching the sun set behind Mt Fuji on a day when her peak is clear from cloud, finally being able to see priceless works of art in the flesh such as the Sistine Chapel to truly appreciate the skill, picnicking in Southern French garden sunshine with the resident cat miaowing at you or actually visiting all of the Monopoly Board London Streets in a day.… View Post

10 things you have to do on a Munich …

10 things you have to do on a Munich summer break

The Bavarian state in Germany has been on our wanderlust list for an age – and Munich was right at the top as a base for a city break. Bordering Liechtenstein, Austria and the Czech Republic, and complete with Alpine mountains, infamous beer halls, fairytale castles, an outrageously fun national costume and an accent other Germans find difficult to understand, we knew that a trip needed to be booked in to this quirky city. Reassured… View Post