10 Dec, 2017 in Koblenz, Visions

One of the last getaways I did before leaving Europe and relocating to Europe was a daytrip to Koblenz in western Germany, on the intersection of the Rhine river with the Moselle river. The point where the rivers meet is spectacular, if you take the cable car nearby to the mountain top Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the other […]

30 Oct, 2017 in Aachen, Visions

Aachen is a quick getaway trip from my base in Maastricht in the Netherlands, and although it was very near, I never really took the time to explore much and see the town. So before leaving the area, I spent half a day going through the old town and taking the cathedral English tour, and […]

19 Oct, 2017 in Koblenz

Did a weekend trip to Koblenz during gorgeous weather and was pleasantly surprised by how nice it was. The highlight, ofcourse, was the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, reachable by a cable car from across the river in the old town area. On a nice day, with fluffy clouds on a bright sunny day, it’s as good as it gets. […]

4 Aug, 2017 in Cologne
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Roaming around the area surrounding Aachen, we made a quick stop to see Castle Stolberg, a well kept 12th century in the Stolberg old town. It’s nowadays mostly used for medieval themed events and offers accommodation and a restaurant. There are some grand views of the area from the castle, and the nearby old town […]

22 Jun, 2017 in Bonn

Around this time last year I made a quick daytrip during a very hectic month to see the nearby Bonn. During that time there was a hot-air balloon festival taking place at the Rheinaue Park, a large park at the center of Bonn, although there were only setting up when I visited. I took a stroll […]

8 Jun, 2017 in Bonn

Around this time last year I made a quick daytrip during a very hectic month to see the nearby Bonn. The best way to get your bearing and see some of the beauty of Bonn is to go to one of its several mountain top castles. I’ll mention two I’ve been to – Burg Drachenfels & […]

31 May, 2017 in Berlin

The complicated story of 20th century Berlin involves many nuances, with Berlin split between the western powers and Russia following the end of the second world war. For decades, Berlin was separated into East and West and was united around the time of the USSR collapse in 1989. Still, almost three decades, the differences between east […]

11 Apr, 2017 in Berlin

Berlin is a vibrant cultural city with much to see and do dealing with a complicated past. In every street corner you’ll have reminders of the troubled past and in-your-face reminders of dark times as Germany confronts its own history head on. When I visited, I was situated fairly close to what some would consider to be […]

17 Mar, 2017 in Berlin
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The Reichstag Building is where the German parliament seats. It’s quite magnificent with very interesting history, and so it’s no surprise that this is one of the highlights of the visit to Berlin and considered one of the top tourist attractions. This is also why, if you want to visit, you need to book your […]

17 Feb, 2017 in Cologne

Since I’m already covering last year’s Christmas markets (e.g., Paris, and Brussels), might as well mention one more that I visited while my sister came up to my area. She flew in to Cologne, and we took this opportunity to explore the city’s holiday markets in the Alter Market central area in the old town. It was […]

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