A Wine Lover’s Guide to Trier, Germany

Riesling at Weinstube Kesselstatt, Trier Germany

If you’re a wine lover, visiting Germany is a must, especially if you’re a fan of rieslings. I’m still on the hunt for a proper riesling here in Canada that compares even remotely to the spectacular, floral nectars we enjoyed in Germany. There are plenty of ways to bring out the wine lover in you … Read more A Wine Lover’s Guide to Trier, Germany

Trying Schneebällen for the First Time in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

schneeballen display, Rothenburg Germany

On our excursion to Germany, we spent two leisurely days in a picturesque little town called Rothenburg ob der Tauber. While strolling up and down the narrow streets, we noticed a particular pastry peering back at us from behind the glass at several bakeries: schneebällen, or snowballs. The recipe for schneebällen has been around for … Read more Trying Schneebällen for the First Time in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

A Day Trip to Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

A visit to Germany just isn’t complete without seeing the spectacular Neuschwanstein Castle. We booked a day trip through a local Munich-based tour group to get there. The tour also included a stop at Linderhof Palace. Both Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein were built by King Ludwig, also known as the Mad King Ludwig. Ludwig II was … Read more A Day Trip to Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein Castle

Kabanes Halbbitter Liqueur Review (Germany)

Kabanes bottle

Here we are again, time for another liqueur review! This time I’m reviewing a liqueur from Germany called Kabanes. (As a side note, technically the second “A” in Kabanes should have an umlaut accent over it, as it does on the label.) We purchased this bottle in 2015 in Cologne, Germany. Coincidentally, that’s also where it’s … Read more Kabanes Halbbitter Liqueur Review (Germany)

Landschaftspark – Repurposing Industrial Sites for Public Use

Blast Furnace #5, Landschaftspark Germany

Most major cities have an area or neighborhood that they consider an eyesore. It’s one of those aesthetically unappealing districts that no one really wants to see – especially tourists. Often, that eyesore comes in the form of an industrial area – factories, pulp mills, power plants, scrap metal yards, steel mills, chemical plants, and … Read more Landschaftspark – Repurposing Industrial Sites for Public Use

Beetroot Juice and Sauerkraut Juice, They’re a Thing

Beet Root Juice and Sauerkraut Juice germany

Hooo boy, where to start with this one! While shopping in Munich at one of the many department stores (it may have been a C&A), we headed into the basement where they had a rather up-scale grocery store. We found some pretty cool stuff, including gourmet rock sugar for tea in different flavours which we … Read more Beetroot Juice and Sauerkraut Juice, They’re a Thing

The Cologne Wars – Who Comes Out Smelling Like a Rose?

farina cologne sample bottle germany

I love perfume. like, looooove it. I probably have over 50 bottles, spritzers, misters, and vials, in every imaginable manifestation: oils, sprays, dabbers, aerosols, testers, creams, lotions, and even in solid form. When I die, they won’t have to embalm me; they can just pickle me in all my fragrances, because I’ll never use them … Read more The Cologne Wars – Who Comes Out Smelling Like a Rose?

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