Places

Art in a door in Paris

When one sees an open door with interesting things inside, one walks through that door. And that is what we did when we stumbled on an art installation on this fine afternoon in Paris. The installation was at Église des Billettes, a striking looking building in the Marais district. Upon…

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The Happiest Caffe in Paris

Happy Caffe has been one of our go-to places for our week in Paris. Situated next door to our apartment on Rue De Rivoli, and serving a fabulous selection of affordable sandwiches, crepes, and most importantly, beer. The owner was great for a chat, and they’re open late which is…



Riquewihr is like being in an Asterix comic!

Riquewihr is a village in the east of France, quite near the German border and according to Wikipedia is officially one of the most beautiful villages in France. When organising to stay with my brother and his family at Malsburg-Marzel, we left all the planning to him. I figured he…


The fairytale town of Malsburg-Marzell in Germany

Malsburg-Marzell is a tiny town in southern Germany. It borders the Black Forest, and the only reason we’re here is because my brother is. One can’t cross the planet and not see one’s brothers family when one is quite literally only a few hours away. So one did. And that…


Zurich Arboretum

Today’s mission was to drive from Alpnachstad to my brothers place in southern Germany. At around 2 hours, we decided to break up the drive by stopping off somewhere along the way. There were a few options we looked into, such as , or . We ended up deciding on…


Why you should consider a Swiss Travel Pass

Trains in Switzerland are fast, comfortable and on time. They are also pretty expensive. Depending on how long you’re in the country, you may find that a Swiss Travel Pass to be very much worth your while. A return trip from Alpnachstad to Lucerne for both of us cost around…


Staying in Alpnach vs Lucerne

We did a fair bit of research before booking all of our accommodation for this trip. As we do for most of our overseas jaunts, we booked the inbound and outbound flights first, and then worked out the details later. When we initially booked the flights we really had no…


A wonderful day trip to Liechtenstein

You should definitely go to Liechtenstein. Now, when I say “You should definitely go to Liechtenstein”, I mean if you’re in the area. If you’re currently on a paddle steamer heading down the Mississippi then don’t feel like you need to drop everything and leg it to Vaduz. If you’re…


Liechtenstein Postal Museum

The Liechtenstein Postal Museum wasn’t the most fascinating of places we saw while in the small Alpine principality. It was smaller than we expected, but was free, so one can’t really complain! As you may have guessed, it’s a museum about postage stamps and Liechtenstein’s history through stamps, as well…


Liechtenstein National Museum

The Liechtenstein National Museum was absolutely fantastic, and far bigger and more comprehensive than we were expecting. The staff even let us have a little look around before we committed to purchasing tickets. There is a free audio tour in English, which is helpful considering all the signage is in…


Where to get your Liechtenstein passport stamp

For those wondering, you can get your Liechtenstein passport stamp at the Liechtenstein Center, which is just off the main square. The Liechtenstein Center is also the official tourist office in Vaduz. In the on-site gift shop visitors can purchase unique postage stamps as well as a wide range of…