All the way to the throne

In the North-Eastern corner of Germany you can find the beautiful Jasmund national park. This ancient natural area still has forest that have stood her since the ice age and has dramatic cliffs diving into the sea. It’s the perfect area for nice long walk in the shade of the beech trees. While I stayed…

Tourism for the masses in Prora

Living in Berlin opens up a whole new world of weekend trips. It seems hard to find the time to relax and get away from it all, so I decided to commit to buying train tickets. I was pretty tired when I made my way to Gesundbrunnen, from where the trains in the direction Ostsee…

The Spreewald

It seems like summer came on the first of June this year. From pretty chilly temperatures, we went to 28 degrees. What a change! And that on a Saturday! Time to go exploring. It was still quiet on the streets when I walked to the train station. However, at the train station were many people…

Today I found the salt

A month ago I moved to Germany for a new job. It should all be easy. Germany is my neighbouring country and essentially we are practically the same right? It’s part of the EU, so it should be easy to move. The culture isn’t that different. I’m familiar with the language, at least to some…

Walking through Bremen’s history

The most common response to me choosing to go to Bremen, in Germany, is ‘why?’. “Well… to go to language school.” “O. But why Bremen? Why not Berlin, or Hamburg or München?” So I thought Bremen would be full of Germans and wouldn’t have any tourists. It seemed like nobody was enthusiastic for me and…

Mad cash cow disease

So, how mad do you need to be to want to live in a castle? To feel like a princess every day? To feel like you are in your own movie? Not too mad I reckon. If only I had the money. I would buy this little beauty on the hill instantly. One rich king…

Feeling history

Walking into Sachsenhausen is one of the most bizarre, eery and emotional things I’ve done as a tourist. I went on a chilly day at the start of the year. Only two nights before had I been celebrating the new year and gazed at the fireworks. Now I plowed through the new snow and felt…