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2019 Ends, 2020 Beckons

“A postponed journey means a very special future opportunity.” So say I after having to cancel two booked trips last January, which have now been re-scheduled for early 2020. More of those later, what about the trips actually undertaken in 2019? Athens A late February stay in our central Athens apartment so we could visit […]

Christmas Markets

Germany and Austria are considered as the homeland of Weihnachtsstimmung (Christmas mood) and the German speaking world takes the credit as the source of the modern Christmas. They were the first nation to bring a tree into the house and decorate it and are also the original region for Christmas markets. Their traditions have of […]

Deutschland in Manchester

This week I paid a visit to Manchester to take in the City v Borussia Monchengladbach European Champions League match. Borussia play domestically in Germany’s Bundesliga. As Manchester has made Lonely Planet’s top ten cities to visit in 2016, I decided to break my normal routine of hotel-pub-match-pub-hotel and get there earlier than normal to […]

Christmas in Salzburg – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

For a guaranteed injection of Christmas spirit, book your self a trip to Salzburg. Running from late November you have the Christkndlmarkt, a fabulous and expansive Christmas Market selling everything you could wish for at Yuletide. Set in the vicinity of the imposing baroque cathedral – the Dom St. Rupert, the market houses dozens of […]