‘Germany hits highest coronavirus cases since April, with 1,707 new infections,’ With quarantine already imposed on travellers returning to the UK from France and the Netherlands, the newspaper headline caused us considerable disquiet.
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Witches, Wurst & Walpurgisnacht, Harz, Germany
Peter Ustinov said, “Love is an endless act of forgiveness.” For Mark and me, living the dream had become an endless act of problem solving. We had done our best. At the first hint that France was ‘bubbling with coronavirus’ and might lock down, we’d made a homeward dash from the Ukranian border. Now, inContinue reading “Witches, Wurst & Walpurgisnacht, Harz, Germany”
A Fight at the Opera & Other Startling Tales, Berlin, Germany
Travel throws up all kinds of odd and unexpected scenarios. Finding replacement tyres in Poland; improvising a caravan stand from a jack and a large tin of peaches; rushing back to the UK when your mother and brother are taken into hospital on the same day for different reasons. All run-of-the-mill stuff to the perpetualContinue reading “A Fight at the Opera & Other Startling Tales, Berlin, Germany”
A Potter Around Potsdam, Germany
One city. Sixteen palaces. Each with its own unique landscaped park surrounding it. It’s no wonder they call Potsdam ‘Germany’s Versailles’. It is a veritable fairy-tale kingdom, which embodies the Age of Enlightenment’s ethos of ‘A picturesque, pastoral dream to remind residents of their relationship with nature and reason’.