Festival at Miesbach, A VERY Bavarian Town

Grüss Gott meine Fraunde - "Grüss Gott" is the regular greeting in the German province of Bavaria, which is where I am taking a trip down memory lane to the last time I was in this part of the world - which happens to be 2011. I have been a few places over Germany, but …

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Eurovision Throwback Thursday – Joy Fleming (Germany 1975)

Happy Thursday to ye all. Today I want to show you a very special Eurovision song from the contest in Sweden in the year I was born, 1975. This was the competition following on from Abba's huge win in 1974 with 'Waterloo'. The 1975 winner 'Ding-a-dong' from the Netherlands has not stood the test of …

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City Rumble – Berlin versus Moscow

Okay. So here I’ve set myself up haven’t I? This is a really tricky face off between two BIG cities. One I’ve already had in a rumble before – that’s Moscow, when it faced off against compatriot Saint Petersburg. It didn’t quite win the race there. Will it fair any better against Germany’s capital? Read …

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Cologne’s Amazing Cathedral

Europe is not short on cathedrals and churches, it must be said. From the grandiose, gargantuan cathedrals such as St Peter’s in Rome to the tiniest little countryside church, spanning centuries of building, there are so many to visit when you go to Europe it’s no wonder we all get sick of ‘oh, another church’ …

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Trip of a Lifetime – Stockholm, Sweden and a Wedding!

Back to my ‘trip of a lifetime’ – I just need to say that I won’t be able to get this series done before I leave for my trip to Thailand and Myanmar, which begins this coming Saturday. I was hoping to, but sadly I have just been too busy in the last month taking …

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