Category Archives: Travel in Germany

Wordless Wednesday: Eltville

Eltville, Germany. Photo copyright Nicolette St

Eltville, Germany. Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart

Eltville, Germany. Photo copyright Nicolette St

Eltville, Germany. Photo copyright Nicolette St

Eltville, Germany. Photo copyright Nicolette St

Eltville, Germany. Photo copyright Nicolette St

Eltville, Germany. Photo copyright Nicolette St

Eltville, Germany. Photo copyright Nicolette St

Eltville, Germany. Photo copyright Nicolette St

Eltville, Germany. Photo copyright Nicolette St

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Visiting Berlin: The Festival of Lights

by Arthur Yatsenko

 Photos by Arthur Yatsenko and Gulnaz Shapirova

Photos by Arthur Yatsenko and Gulnaz Shapirova

Recently a great illumination event took place in the city–a Festival of lights in Berlin. This year marked the 10-year anniversary of the event, which attracted tourists from all over the world to contemplate Berlin’s landmarks literally in a new light. Find more about Berlin events here.

The festival was founded at 2005, and since then has enticed about 2 million visitors according to the festival’s website. In the year 2013 alone, there were nearly 650,000 hotel bookings for this magnificent event. The festival takes place every year for 10 days in October. It features not only the projections and light shows on the Berlin’s famous landmarks, but also other cultural and artistic events. This year the festival took place from 10-19 of October.

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Living in Germany: Our First AirBnB Guests

by Vanessa Abel

Photo courtesy Leather & Abel

I feel good…

We knew from the moment we saw their happy smiling faces that it was going to be fun meeting Tony and Wilma. From their message that read “We’re on a four-month European trip for our 40th wedding anniversary…” we knew they would be the perfect first guests for us.

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Travel Germany: Hamburg in a Weekend

by Vanessa Abel

Photo courtesy Leather & Abel

Hamburger-a-gogo

So, here is a round-up of everything to do in Hamburg. The only thing we didn’t find is cheesecake that’s worth writing about… I guess we will have to go again ;)

If you can manage to time it right and get to Hamburg for the Hafenfest you are in for a treat. It’s the biggest port festival in the world and the boats even dance ballet. Yes, you read that correctly, the boats dance together. You have to see it to believe it. You might even come across the Titanic!

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Travel in Germany: How Long to Spend in Magdeburg?

by Vanessa Abel

Photo courtesy Leather & AbelOoh ah, just a little bit…

I’m just going to tell you how it was. This week, we rented a car with three friends from Berlin and went on a little holiday adventure to the Harz. Stories about this stunning part of Germany will follow soon, but on our journey we needed a pit-stop. Basically, I needed a wee. Ahem.

A sign said Magdeburg City was just ahead, so we left the Autobahn and headed into what can only be described as a super ugly town. All the buildings were cement-grey blocks, no trees aligned the streets and there was building work all over the place.

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