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
If you only have 24 hours in Cologne and want to make the most of your time, you need to have a plan. There are more than enough sites in this beautiful city to keep you occupied for at least 2-3 days. But even with just one day available, you can fit a lot in. … Read more How to Spend 24 Hours in Cologne, 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 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
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)
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
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
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?