Hidden German Gem

Surprised that I included the words “Gem” and “Germany” in the same sentence? Most people associate Germany with words such as effective, efficient or industrial. I have to warn you though; you may change your mind quickly when you speak with somebody who has recently travelled there. That’s especially the case for anything outside of the two or three main …

Our own castle

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a whole castle just for yourself? I think most people have, and we are no exception. What took us by surprise, was that we did not expect that it could actually happen to us! And believe it or not, I’m not talking “just” one castle but two, well, almost …

Florence detour

We have visited Florence a number of times, but mostly in the Spring or Summer. This is the first time we’ve been in Winter! The obvious choice to get there is by plane, which is what we have done most times (except for one time when we drove from London, but that’s a different story altogether). Our trip in late …