Shopping with one last hurrah

So today marked my final day in Germany, and although I’ve enjoyed my time here, I’m ready to get home and back to my cats, my family and my friends. And air conditioning. It’s really the little things that count, right? So today’s plan was to get to the Residenz when it opened at 9…

Locking myself up in a fortress

Knowing that I had to leave my air-conditioned hotel in Salzburg eventually, I slept in this morning: almost until 9 a.m. I begrudgingly pulled myself out of bed and quickly showered and dressed, though, because I wanted to trudge up to¬†Hohensalzburg Fortress before it got too hot in the day. Well, perhaps not trudge: I…

Glorious Food And Churches!

My third day in Germany began once more with cheeses, meats and breads for breakfast with the intent of spending the morning doing the outside touristy stuff and the later part of the day doing museums, as temperatures were set to hit 88 degrees here. And well, in my book, that’s hot. So I started…

Adventures in Biking And Castles

So today was the day I’ve been waiting for since the 1990s when I played Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within: my trip to Neuchwanstein Castle. I went with a local tour company, called Mike’s Bike Tours, which does a lovely tour of the castle, along with a few other cool activities, like a bike ride…