Tag: Castle

The Castle Visits of 2016

2016 was, among other things, a year of castles for us. Turns out we got to see a total of 28 castles in 8 different countries, which so far is a record for us. Some castles were ruins with almost nothing left and others were very well-preserved, and some of […]

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A Vision in Belgrade

We discovered the wonder that is the Eurovision Song Contest while vacationing in Lake Bled, Slovenia back in 2012. Ever since then, we’ve tried to watch it in a different European country each year. In 2013 we watched in Tallin, Estonia.  In 2014 we stayed home and watched in Germany. […]

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REALITY CZECH- Czech Republic

Since moving to Germany in 2011, I have spent my birthday in a different European country each year. In 2011 it was Germany, followed by Italy and San Marino in 2012 (yup, I spent my birthday in two different countries that year!), Greece in 2013 and Albania in 2014. This […]

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Days of Wine & Roses: Eltville, DE

While my parents were here visiting over the summer we took them to the town of Eltville am Rhein or Eltville for short.  “Am Rhein” means “on the Rhine” and it was a beautiful day to walk along the river and through the town when we visited. We made the […]

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Andernach

Among the seemingly endless amazing sights in Germany is the Geyser Andernach, the highest cold-water geyser in the world. I didn’t even realize that there are both hot-water and cold-water geysers until I found out that Andernach is only about an hour away from us in Germany and read up […]

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City of Beer, Erlangen, DE

One of the biggest beer festivals in Germany is the Bergkirchweih in the Bavarian town of Erlangen. The Bergkirchweih is an open-air festival that takes place for 12 days every year and attracts about a million visitors a year.  It started way back in 1755. We spent two nights in […]

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The Song of the Nibelungs: Drachenfels

There is a famous epic German poem called The Nibelungenlied (say that three times quickly!) or The Song of the Nibelungs. I’ve actually read most of the poem – as an English translation – but for some reason have yet to finish it. Anyway, one of the main characters in […]

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The Mediterranean Island of Cyprus

Sean I and visited Cyprus for a week in November.  This is the first time in I don’t know how long that we’ve spent 7 nights in one location on vacation.  Normally we do extended weekends or, if we go away for a week, we visit at least 2 locations.  […]

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Bastogne, Belgium

Columbus Day weekend was a 4-day weekend for me and we spent it exploring Bastogne, Belgium and the surrounding area. This was the first photo I took on the trip and I had to include it because I’d never seen anything like this before, but maybe I’m living a sheltered […]

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