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Munich – the final – exploring on foot

Posted on September 30, 2016 by Sioux under General

  I took advantage of the long days and short nights, and went walking until quite late in the evenings. It was fabulous to be able to walk around the town. I stopped off for a goulash and beer and then headed back to the hotel.   Munich had been great but new adventures awaited […]

Munich – part 3 – the dark side

Posted on September 28, 2016 by Sioux under General

  Perhaps fitting for the venue, the weather on my day planned for Dachau was cold and grey. Raincoat on, I headed for the metro and the bus. The Dachau concentration camp was in operation the longest from March 1933 to April 1945; nearly all twelve years of the Nazi regime. It’s close proximity to […]

Munich part 2 – English Gardens and Palaces

Posted on September 25, 2016 by Sioux under General

  I stopped off at The Englischer Garten, a park area close to the city centre and covering an area of 3.7 km2 (larger than Central Park in New York). It is one of the world’s largest urban public parks and contains a famous nudist area, numerous bicycle and jogging tracks as well as bridle-paths, and is considered the […]

Munich – bier, wurst and history!

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Sioux under General

    A visit to Germany has long been on my bucket list. Although my heritage is linked to another part of Germany, and I would need a longer time for a visit there, I figured Munich would a good enough place to start, as I have also always wanted to visit the WW2 concentration […]

Old friends, new visitors

Posted on September 2, 2016 by Sioux under Green Door

  One of my daughters and her family came over to the UK for a holiday, and as my grandson is also a Liverpool fan, a visit to Liverpool was a must. I have friends there and we stayed over at one of their homes.   A lovely home with a welcoming atmosphere, we were […]

Brussels – sightseeing on the final day

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  Spending half a day at Mini-Europe didn’t leave me much time to see many other sights but, amongt others seen from the bus or while walking around, I managed to spend time at two famous Brussels landmarks.  The National Basilica of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic Minor Basilica and parish church in Brussels. The church was dedicated […]