Neon signs are an iconic feature of many cities, but what happens when they reach the end of their commercial lifespan? In Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Warsaw and soon in Hong Kong, signs are being collected, preserved and displayed in neon museums where they can be enjoyed by the public.
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 […]
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 […]
To explore and experience a city, travelers often plan to stroll around the streets or check out the work of local artists. Happily in London, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Hamburg and Prague you can do both at once by taking a street art tour.
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 […]
London papers love a good pun, a recent picture of the Duchess of Cambridge on an ice rink was memorably captioned ‘Skate Middleton!’ However, one paper takes punning to all new heights – I am speaking of course of the Sun.