Lost in a Tacky Tunnel

Funicular

I’m up today with a few changes. First, I’m happy to be alive. Okay, that’s not a huge change as I’ve been fairly satisfied with life lately (though a bit scared). But after the terrible flu I came down with the other night, happy to be anywhere but on my hotel bathroom floor would better […]

Bath Time

Sunset at the bath

This morning I catch a bus to Buda and check out the other side of the Danube as I’m thinking about renting a short-term apartment there. Everyone has told me it’s a good deal, especially as Buda is the ritzy side. I’ve taken the subway but not the bus yet so the ladies at the […]

I Think I Love You

Today I wake up with no plan but to wander. That’s the thing about Budapest, this place was made to wander and discover. I need to get my bearings and therefore explore different directions. I walk out the door and to the left as I know if I turn right, within a few minutes I’ll […]

Ruins Are in the Eye of the Beholder

This morning I spend some quality time working. I know what you’re thinking, “Don’t you just go where we tell you, drink every country’s version of mulled wine and get lost a lot?” Well, yes, but there’s a bit more to it than that, and that’s a bit of the boring stuff so why spend […]

Frozen Ice Balls on a Sunny Day

Ice Bar Chair

At 7:00am, I wake up alone. Used in any other sense, this could be sad, but here, it’s a great thing. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the dream is alive – a couchette for one! A few minutes later, there’s a knock on the door. It’s my boyfriend, Impad, bringing me coffee and a croissant. I […]

Budapest or Bust

Dog

Here we go again, beginning another Drop Me Anywhere adventure; just me and you, my Virtual Travel Buddies. I’ve spent the last two weeks in Hartheim am Rhein, Germany; population 5,000. I stayed with Claudia, Norbert, their two daughters, Anne and Laura, their two cats, Thomas and Sophie, and their one, most loveable dog, Sammy. […]

No Fires, No Foes!

Cages

After a tasty dinner at the brewery, I walk over to St. Lamberti’s Church. Built between 1375-1450 (with another originally in the same spot prior to this), The history of this church, is like no other. In 1534 the city of Münster was seized by radical Anabaptists who expelled Prince-Bishop Franz von Waldeck. The Anabaptists were […]

Hungary for Love

Budapest

Last month I presented to you my sad story of a solo-traveler alone for Valentine’s Day. I asked you to act as my dating service and choose the most romantic location in Europe for me to find love on Valentine’s Day. Some of you obviously put great thought into this and some of you, well, […]

I Want to Ride My Bicycle

St. Clemens Church

Today I wake up in Münster, Germany. I didn’t sleep all that well as the fierce thunderstorm and flood of water sloshing down the balcony drain woke me. I’m told that winter thunderstorms are a rarity here. I’m also told they’ve had three so far this winter. The hotel is nice. I’m staying at the […]

Bremen – A City of Traditions, Fables and History

Bremen City Hall

It’s raining. . . again, or perhaps still. I’ve lost track. I’ve come to accept that the most important item you can pack in your suitcase when you come to Germany in the winter is your umbrella. If you try to “let a smile be your umbrella,” you’re sure to get wet. Still, I have […]