A day trip to Wendelstein Mountain & getting lost …

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

Want to go a little off the beaten track? How about visiting Wendelstein Mountain as a day trip from Munich. 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… 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

A guide to the Germany vs Argentina Football 2014 …

A guide to the Germany vs Argentina Football 2014 World Cup game

This isn’t your normal Football fan’s rundown of the game last night, just be warned… Football, known as ‘the beautiful game’ is a bastion on UK society. If you want to be able to converse with British blokes, just pick a team, watch a few games in the pub and form an opinion. What amuses me is that it’s quite liberal in so far as you don’t need to support the same team as who… View Post