Category Archives: Sightseeing

Five Unforgettable Places I Have Visited

When we discovered Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon recently, I added it to the list of places that have left an indelible mark on me because they were totally unexpected and totally overwhelming. At the same time, I was asked to … Continue reading

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Lisbon in the Rain and More Great Panoramas

After virtually no sleep during our first night in Lisbon due to a barking dog, jets constantly flying overhead, merry makers under our window, the arrival of the rubbish truck at 1.30 pm with much clashing and clanging and shouting, leg cramps from … Continue reading

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Weekly Blogger Round-Up: Leasing a vehicle in Europe – City map phone app – Stockholm in black & white

This week’s blogger round-up starts with two very practical posts. First, Carolyn from Holidays to Europe, gives us a step-by-step guide to leasing a vehicle in Europe, which may not be a solution you had thought of. Next, Abby from … Continue reading

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Weekly Blogger Round-Up: What travelling teaches you – Best SIM card for France – Twiztour cars in Paris

I didn’t have much time to read other blogs when cycling in Germany, but now I’m home, I’m catching up! I’m starting with a very interesting post by Anda from Travel Notes and Beyond about what she has learned from travelling … Continue reading

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Cycling in Germany #16 – Celle and Bremen

Bad weather has struck so we’ve studied the weather report and after a day of R&R at Kunsthof Pension in Dahrenstedt we’re off to Bremen via Celle which has over 400 timber-framed houses. We are going back into the former West Germany … Continue reading

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 Cycling in Germany #13: Wörlitz Gardens and the beginning of German Neo-classicism

After a standard breakfast, we set out on our bikes at about 10 am for Wörlitz, 25 k away. I’m feeling rather sluggish and the somewhat dull countryside doesn’t help. We’re finding it a little hard to adapt to the difference … Continue reading

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Cycling in Germany #12 – Luther Country : Wittenberg

We arrive at our Black Bear Hotel (Schwarzer Baer) about 2 pm in stifling heat and appreciate the coolness of the rooms. We don’t have a terrace but we have a little closed-in verandah afffair with a leadlight window which … Continue reading

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Cycling in Germany #8 : Dresden Neustadt – Kunsthof Passage, Pfund’s Molkerei, a broom shop &  trompe l’oeil

We’re up early due to the lack of shutters – it’s light at 5 am at the moment – so we have breakfast, pack up and cross the bridge to Neustadt or New Town as opposed to Altstadt or Old … Continue reading

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Cycling in Germany #9 – Country Roads around Niederlommatzsch on the Elbe

We reach Elbklause, our Radhaus (bike hotel), in Niederlommatzsch around 12.30. Our room is new, large and airy with a wonderful view of the Elb. The wifi works immediately and doesn’t require endless codes. We are directly on the bike … Continue reading

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Cycling in Germany #6 – Bastei Rocks, Honigstein and over the border to Czech Republic

Weather report: sunny in the morning but storms in the afternoon. We decide not to cycle but to visit Battei Rocks in the morning and Honigstein in the afternoon, despite the fact that it’s Saturday and both places will no … Continue reading

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