Bavaria

There’s no guarantee you’ll like this travel destination

January 23, 2019 Jack 0

There’s history as rich as anywhere, Roman ruins, golden beaches, forests, plains, scenic ridges, Moorish castles, traditional towns, sprawling vineyards, more gastronomic specialities than you’d find in a trendy London deli, the people are exceedingly friendly, and there’s the Virgin Mary on a giant mule. […]

Andros

Adjusting to rural transport around Europe

January 16, 2019 Jack 0

As we specialise in hiking we regularly find ourselves in areas where figuring out how we’re going to travel to, or return from, a linear walking route using whatever local transport is available can prove somewhat of a ‘suck it and see’ exercise. […]

Germany

When cash and card societies collide

October 31, 2018 Jack 0

Individual countries within the EU retain their own way of doing things across many aspects of life. One which is especially noticeable to visitors is when it comes to the question of paying with cash or card. […]

Europe

Up close, Alpersbach in the Black Forest

August 9, 2018 Jack 0

Where and what is Alpersbach? Google defines it as a river in Germany. We know it as an oasis in the depths of a dense forest – a scenic valley in the heart of the Schwarzwald (Black Forest). […]

Dish of the day

Dish of the day, wild boar sausage in Freiburg

August 22, 2017 Jack 0

Game dishes in the Black Forest go together like sausage and mash. In this case wild boar sausage with mash potato, plus bacon, gravy, a hill of red cabbage, and, possibly to foster the illusion there’s a healthy element to all this, grapes, pear and cranberries. […]