Why on earth would an Australian who doesn't ski choose to visit the Bavarian alps in the middle of winter? Who knows. Some overly romanticized ideal of snow capped mountains and Alpine villages perhaps. All proved true, so that makes it worth it. I spent 10 days in a little town called Greiling at a … Continue reading Greiling
Strasbourg, a slightly more abrupt than usual post! Strasbourg is on first impressions a charming town. Although I arrived late in the afternoon and didn't have much of a walk around that evening, I could already tell that I was going to like it. It helped that I stayed at an incredibly renovated hotel called Graffalgar … Continue reading Strasbourg
It could feel awkward when you find yourself on a rainy night, the sole diner in a very romantic French restaurant where they don't speak a word of English. Or you could go with it. I went with it by ordering an aperitif of KIR Cassis wine and apologising for my terrible French. The venue … Continue reading The one where I accidentally have one of the best meals of my life
GENERAL DRIVEL The holiday is over and the journey begins. I am well and truly museumed out. In 27 days, I managed to visit/see (mostly with Dad, plus a few extras): 7 churches and cathedrals 14 palaces and historical buildings 6 art museums 17 historical museums The Louvre (which is really a bit of all … Continue reading Museumed Out
In other words: Lyon OVERVIEW This was the place where I realised I'd made a terrible baggage mistake. It's not easy carrying a heavy square suitcase up three flights of narrow, time-worn stone steps. The decision was resolved to seek out a suitcase-backpack hybrid when we arrived in Paris - but more on that later. … Continue reading Screw the museums let’s have a long lunch.