All posts filed under: International Travel

Frolicking in Vondelpark

Amsterdam is a fabulous city! There is no shortage of things to do: incredible museums, canal cruises, coffee shops, the flower market, historical sights and gorgeous architecture. Amsterdam also is home to some of the best international cuisine anywhere in the world. Then there are the […]


A Murder of Crows and Mad King Ludwig …

Mad King Ludwig’s castle shrouded in mist the sky ominous, gloomy the sun invisible heavy grey clouds hug the mountains raindrops pelt this fairytale castle. The secrets, the questions, the rumors, the mysterious death, the demise, of King Ludwig intriguing to this day. Did he really and truly descend […]


In Ulm, um Ulm und um Ulm herum …

We couldn’t just visit a German city with a simple name! NO! We had to go see the tongue twister city! Ulm is situated in Southern Germany, almost half way between Stuttgart and Munich, right on the bank of the river Danube. My sister and […]


Enchanting Minnewaterpark

Want to unwind and leave the crowds of Bruges behind? The visually stunning scenery and quiet solitude of Minnewaterpark in town is just what the doctor ordered! This medieval city boasts one of the most romantic parks I’ve encountered in my travels. Minnewater translates into “Lake of Love” and […]


Welgekomen te Brugge …

After catching our breath in Amsterdam for a couple of days, we hopped onto a train headed to Bruges. The setting alone is magnificent; add all the ancient architecture, the romantic canals dotted with graceful swans, the Belgium waffles, incredible beer and beautifully maintained parks, […]


Farmers Market in Auch … A Feast for the Eyes

The town of Auch was slowly coming to life in the crisp, early morning air. The town square was filling up with stands and food trucks; and some of the wares were simply displayed on the cobblestone pavement. Residents were strolling from vendor to vendor, visiting with friends […]


A Music Lovers Nirvana … The MIM

During a visit to Brussels, we skipped the art museums and instead visited the MIM, also known as the Musical Instruments Museum. It’s situated up on a hill, within easy walking distance of the Grand Place. The exhibits include over 1200 musical instruments from around […]


Off the beaten Path … Auch

The small French town of Auch is located about halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean sea, in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. According to the locals, this ancient capital of Gascony is a desirable destination for travelers. The area is  famous for its […]


Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit

Our last day in Germany brought us to Munich, from where we were scheduled to fly to Southern France the following morning.  Once we arrived at the train station and secured our luggage in a locker, we were headed towards downtown. A wide pedestrian walkway right across from […]

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Kaffeetrinken in Oberammergau

The day we visited the castles of Mad King Ludwig, we also stopped in Oberammergau. This small Bavarian town looks like it comes straight from the pages of a fairytale book. Oberammergau is surrounded by mountains, green forests and meadows. The day we were there […]


Visiting the Wieskirche

Our recent trip also took us to Germany, where my sister and brother-in-law not only were the most wonderful hosts imaginable, but also took us to see some of Bavaria’s beautiful sights. One day, we drove through parts of the Bavarian Alps, along the road which lead […]


Oh là là Oloron…

We had been traveling for just about three weeks by the time we arrived in Oloron St. Marie. This small town, located in the foothills of the Pyrenées Mountains, had been on our radar from the beginning. It’s an out of the way, quiet, not much happening […]


Obrigado Lisboa!

Transport yourself to Lisbon with me, and listen to a song by the queen of Fado music, Amália Rodrigues. Take in the sights and sounds of this most beautiful city. The song I love the most is Lágrima. It tells the story of tears and […]