Ich bin ein Berliner

How do you begin to describe Berlin?    Berlin is complex, layered.   Berlin comes with big, fat baggage. We bussed in on the overnighter bus, and man, that is a trip.   Another story.    We worked out the bahn situation and bought a ticket to the stop nearest our hostel.        Our hostel was in Prenzlauerberg, Berlin and, […]

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Dresden

Arrival in Dresden by the now familiar FlixBus. It’s a relatively quick 2.5 hour jaunt and they have charging points which is like finding a Pokemon for us. Negotiating the local tram system dropped us off near our digs, where we checked in to find their definition of “private” bathroom, differed somewhat from our own. […]

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Belfast

We caught the bus up to Belfast from Dublin, a two hour easy trip and were delivered to the Europa Bus terminal. I find it curious that whilst Dublin, as capital of Ireland, is part of the EU, uses the euro, and incoming (non EU) passengers from the UK need to pass through passport control.  […]

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Reasons we are sad to leave Yorkshire

THE most friendly and caring people we have ever met in our travels, kind, funny, welcoming, helpful, interested, compassionate, comfortable…(I could go on).  When we arrived by train in York, the announcement said that you should wind your watch back to 1978.  I would in a heartbeat. A sense of home….Sunday roasts (extra gravy?)  No […]

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