Food in Cumbria

One of the great joys of travel is exploring local food as you go. My dad and I walked a portion of the Cumbrian Way this June and encountered a lot of great food. England isn’t particularly well known for its food, but I think that is a shame. We found a number of great…

Orientation Guide to Nice

We had a brief stop in Nice on our way from Brussels to Italy. Ali and I had both been to Nice previously, but long enough ago that no memories were helpful. We came to Nice on a night train and only had one full day and an afternoon to explore. We were pretty burned…

Candied Almonds at the Frankfurt Christmas Market

Before I moved here, I didn’t associate Christmas or even Germany with candied nuts, but I do now. Amongst all of the Gluhwein and sausage stands at a Christmas market, there are always a number of candy stands. You can usually identify them by the bunches of heart shaped cookies with writing on them hanging…

Brain Dump : Groceries in Germany

Food is one of those central things to life. It is pretty low on the hierarchy of needs. We gotta eat. Sometimes though, this oh so basic thing can get really confusing and complicated when it comes to living in another country, even one as modern as Germany. So here is pretty much everything I…

Impressions of Singapore

On our recent “escape winter” trip we flew through Singapore. It was our cheapest option to and from south east Asia and had decent options to the region. We decided to spend a few days to recover from jetlag and explore the city. It was my first time in the city that Ali called “Asia…

Isemarkt – Market under the Tracks

I am a big fan of street markets and a sucker for nostalgia. When we planned to come up to Hamburg for a weekend from Berlin, Isemarkt popped into my mind immediately. The market part of that urge is understandable. Isemarkt is a long open-air European style market in Hamburg which stretches out between two…

Guide to Experiencing a German Christmas Market

European summers are well known for wine festivals and partaking in local parties is one of the joys of travel. Winter (at least up until Christmas) is the time for Christmas Markets. This is especially true in Germany, though they are extending across Europe. For those that have not had the chance, here is a…