Month: May 2015

Sustainable living in the Black Forest.

Sustainable living in the Black Forest.

The last stop on our road trip around the Black Forest was Freiburg, a medieval university town on the edge of the forest, and one of the greenest cities in the world. Home of the famous Freiburg Minster, a beautiful cathedral built in the 1200’s, […]

Deep in the Schwarzwald.

Deep in the Schwarzwald.

From Baden-Baden, we drove down south, deeper into the Black Forest (Schwarzwald). We stopped for the night in Hornberg, a tiny little town deep in the forest. We stayed with a lovely Airbnb host, who told us all about his little town. Much history for such […]

Apfelkuchen on the lawn of a German mansion.

Apfelkuchen on the lawn of a German mansion.

Oh, Baden-Baden. Known as a retreat for the wealthy, holiday destination of the Queen and Obama. For us, the gateway to the Black Forest, our first stop after crossing the border from France. For a couple of Aussies, Baden-Baden was insanely obscure. We’d never heard […]

Pain d’epices, spätzle & flammenkuchen in Strasbourg.

Pain d’epices, spätzle & flammenkuchen in Strasbourg.

Thank you discount airlines. When picking our next place to visit, we went to the sale section of a popular European airline, and selected the cheapest flight we could find. To wherever. It was a toss up between Romania and Eastern France. France won (though […]


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