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  • Oktoberfest and More in Munich

    Munich’s main attraction is the annual Oktoberfest folk festival located on Theresienwiese in the city center. There is something for everyone at Oktoberfest with parades, fairground rides, sideshows and of course the beer tents. Oktoberfest 2015 ran from 19th September to 4th October 2015 with 5.9 million visitors drinking their way through 7.7 million litres of […]

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  • Swiss Misadventures

    It started at breakfast, our first meal in Switzerland. You see some interesting food on breakfast buffets around the world. Some I wouldn’t eat any time of the day, like congee, and some I wouldn’t think to have for breakfast, like miso soup. The potato salad on the Lucerne hotel breakfast buffet fell into the second category […]

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  • Swanning around Bavaria’s Fairytale Castles

    An easy trip from Munich is the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany, home to Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein castles. We boarded a train in Munich and wound our way through the German countryside. In the distance, there were still traces of snow dusting the mountain-tops. Pine forests overlooked flat grassy meadows dotted […]