Posts in the Category: Europe

Photo Diary: French Alps in Chamonix

Posted in - Europe & France & Travelling Me on March 6th 2016 0 Comments French-alps-travel-blog-2

The French Alps were magical and terrifying at the same time. Fortunate for us, we were whisked up to the tops of the mountains via modern and safe cable cars/ gondolas. This post is a couple of photos I snapped in France accompanied by some mountain and climbing quotes.

Mountains are the beginning and the end …

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The saddest photo I took in Berlin, with a courageous story behind it

Posted in - Europe & Germany on December 24th 2015 0 Comments German-Resistance-Memorial-and-Museum

The saddest photo I took in Berlin was this photo, of a courtyard. Really, a quaint looking cobblestone courtyard you may ask? It’s the story of tragedy and courage that gives me that ‘lump in the throat feeling’……

During the World Wars, WWII more specifically, the building around the courtyard ‘Bendlerblock’, was used by the military …

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A-Z Guidebook – Brandenburg Gate

Posted in - Europe & Germany & Travelling Me on July 16th 2015 6 Comments Brandenburg-Gate

In between exploring the colourful café scene and drinking 1 euro beer with our bratwurst for breakfast in the public square, we traced through a bit of history around Germany’s capital city, Berlin.

The Brandenburg Gate is an 18th century neoclassical piece of architecture. The tremendous structure towers over Unter den Linden Boulevard, having withstood time …

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Aiguille du Midi + Mont Blanc, Chamonix

Posted in - Europe & Featured & France on September 27th 2013 0 Comments Aiguille-du-midi

Two young men, Michel-Gabriel Paccard & Jaques Balmat were the first to successfully reach the summit of Mont Blanc in 1786 and ever since mountaineers strive to transcend the mountain 4,810 metres above sea level in an environment where extreme climate conditions prevail. This morning we were taking two cable cars from the French town of …

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Fassbender & Rausch Chocolatiers at Gendarmenmarkt

Posted in - Chocolate & Europe & Germany on March 5th 2011 2 Comments Berlin

Having spent a day largely exploring the confronting history side of Berlin, we stopped by a local chocolatier to indulge in a much sweeter side.  Any Chocolate lover, who happens to be in the city of Berlin should not miss the opportunity to visit the Fassbender & Rausch Chocolatier. Let me repeat this …

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