From the first human tribes to the titans of Wall Street, it’s a fact that the higher up the financial food chain one goes, the bigger and fancier the house. And in the 16th Century, German royalty was the undisputed top of the chain. Nowhere is this more evident than the Residenz in Munich.
For most travelers, any trip to Europe will include a fair number of visits to famous churches. Pick any travel guide for a European capital, and I promise that at least one (if not more) of the top 10 must-see sights will be a church.
There are unusual sights, and unexpected sights, but sometimes in our travels we stumble into something so surprising that it’s impossible not to stop and take notice. Surfboards and wetsuits, in the middle of Munich? These are the Eisbach River surfers.
Instead of “Where’s Waldo?” today it’s “Where’s Gallivance-o?” It’s a few days until Europe’s biggest party begins, and we’re sitting at a picnic table, under a leafy canopy of chestnut trees.
If you’re a day-trippin’ travel junkie who loves the rush of entering a new country, Malmö, Sweden is the bomb. Feed 105 Danish Kroner (about $19 US) into the ticket machine at Copenhagen’s Central Station, jump on the train for a pleasant ride across the Öresund Strait, and 30 minutes later you’re in another country.
Thirsty sailors, rowdy bars, and busy brothels – you’d never know it today, but if you took a stroll along the quay of the Nyhavn canal in the 17th Century, a seedy party would unfold around you.
Everyone loves a warm welcome, and if you travel into Copenhagen by train, that’s exactly what you’ll get. Take a few steps outside the central station, and the first sounds you’ll hear are joyous laughter and roller coaster screams from visitors to Tivoli Gardens, which is directly across the street. Copenhagen has many unique …
We wrapped up our Lessons from the Road series a few days ago, but on the first day of our trip to Europe, something happened that reminded us of another important lesson.