Monthly Archives: February 2016

Budgeting in Denmark?

No amount of warning could have prepared us for the Scandinavian reality of price hikes.  We knew everything was going to be expensive, but it wasn’t until our first day in Denmark that we grimaced at the numbers and regrettably made the conversions … Continue reading

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Bremen

I wonder how often Bremen is overlooked by Cologne and Hamburg, because I had never heard of it until I looked at a map for a place to stay in Northern Germany en route from Cologne to Copenhagen. As soon … Continue reading

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Cologne Cathedral

Let’s face it. There really isn’t a whole lot to do in Cologne.  It’s just another big city (Germany’s 4th largest) with plenty of shopping, restaurants, and museums.  And a handful of bridges and a zoo.  We also happened to be … Continue reading

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Luxembourg City

After our pleasant stay in Rothenburg, we knew that the Cologne Cathedral was next on our must-see list. However, upon looking at the map, we decided to make a quick detour to Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, because why not? If a … Continue reading

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Despite having a mouthful of a name, the historic town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber was tiny. But it didn’t matter that it was tiny. What mattered was how irresistibly adorable it was, and the fact its medieval façade wasn’t … Continue reading

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Neuschwanstein Castle

Here is a weird fact: the only three things I knew about Germany before my arrival were Oktoberfest, WWII, and the Neuschwanstein Castle.  I sampled a tiny bit of Oktoberfest while in Munich, I shuddered at the Dachau Concentration Camp, and … Continue reading

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Munich

I never knew that Munich, nevermind Germany, exploded with culture. Even in mid-February, the opposite time of year from the world famous Oktoberfest, locals and especially tourists filled the air (primarily beer gardens) with the boisterous festivities known to Bavarian … Continue reading

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