Germany

Cruising the Baltic on Regent Seven Seas Voyager

So I’m standing outside my room, dressed in a fluffy white robe, a glass of red in one hand and a canapé in the other, making small talk with the immaculately dressed couple from the suite next door. Spotting an American accent, I casually ask  “Where are you from then?” to which they reply, ” […]

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On the trail of Richard Strauss in Germany

This is the view from composer Richard Strauss’s house in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Is it any wonder that he wrote the “Alpine Symphony”?

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Cologne Christmas Markets. Markets and Magi.

Perhaps it was the gluhwein kicking in, or my extra portion of bratwurst. Whatever it was, I found myself getting rather disoriented.at the Cologne Christmas Markets.

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Jumeirah Hotel. Frankfurt

The Jumeirah Frankfurt lies within walking distance of the financial district obviously, but also most of Frankfurt’s attractions like the Goethestrasse,

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The Rhine Valley. Or should it be the Vine Valley?

Marcos and Marco are father and son. They also happen to own a castle. Not just any old castle you understand, but a real, solid, medieval one, sitting up on the banks of  the mighty Rhine valley just up river from Rudesheim.

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Hotel Adlon Kempinski

It was the electric shaver and toothbrush that finally did it for me. I had left them, as you do, lying by the sink in the bathroom and came back to find them both tenderly lying on velvety cotton cloths. A small but elegant gesture from housekeeping that finally convinced me that actually, The Hotel […]

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