Before you continue to read further on this blog, we did not get a ticket to enter the castle. For years we wanted to see this castle with our own eyes. So earlier last month when we decided to drive to Austria, we thought of picking half a day out for visiting Neuschwanstein Castle. To be honest, you do not need to spend a dime for enjoying the outside of the castle at all. We were a bit lazy/ in a rush so paid for a few things. At the end, glad we did it: but definitely not the prettiest or most impressive castle we ever visited :-). Got to be honest!
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De Dijk in the Dutch city of Volendam is a tourist hotspot. Why? The amazing view over the lake called the IJsselmeer, the many tourists shops, fresh sea food and nice walking routes. During COVID-19 not a lot of tourism was going on. But, the empty streets make up for some nice pictures.
COVID-19 forces us to stay at home as much as we can, and be responsible about the trips we make. Once things calmed down, we decided to slowly see something of our current country of residence: the Netherlands! Today we share with you some pictures of Edam, the city famous for it’s cheese market (which was not open unfortunately 😉 ).
The Zaanse Schans, located in Zaandam, is a sight that reminds us of the golden ages of the Netherlands and is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Netherlands. With COVID-19, the sight is still open for public but of course with limited stores opened. Great way to see this otherwise swamped by tourists sight in it’s full glory!
The Rhine Falls (or in German, Rheinfall) is located on the north of Switzerland, just across the boarder of Germany. The waterfalls are not so high (just 23 meters) but their width (150 meters) makes up for it! If you are on a trip through Switzerland, Rhine Falls is definitely worth a stop!
When most people think of RVing, they think about taking a trip around the US. Maybe seeing a couple of national parks or just going up to a lake for the weekend. But there are destinations all over the world that make for an incredible RV trip that we often don’t think about. Whether it’s Europe, Africa, or Australia, every continent has a route that is sure to change your life. Dreaming of seeing the world? Today we have some incredible trips for you and your RV regardless of the continent you choose.
Burg Eltz is located in the German province Rheinland-Pfalz, between the cities Koblenz and Trier. The medieval castle is built in the 12th century and is nestled on a hillside. The castle is famous for being well preserved, surviving nature and human interference. If you are in the Western side of Germany, be sure to make a quick stop here!
In October 2018, we decided to do a short weekend break in one the most visited cities of Spain and the Catalonia region: Barcelona. Barcelona is the second biggest city in the country, only behind the capital Madrid, and is home to over 6 Million people. The city is located next to the Mediterranean Sea and has a rich history. This blog I will tell you more about how we spend two nights in Barcelona, visiting several hotspots with the hop-on hop-off bus and shows you how to survive a rainy day! And some tips of activities we could not do, because of not timely purchasing tickets ;-).
Arriving: day 1
After a short drive to Brussels airport from our hometown Aachen, we flew to Barcelona El Prat airport. This international airport is located outside the city, but has quite a good access thanks to public transport. Do not bother do cop an aerobus ticket which costs € 5,90, but simply spend € 4,40 on the M2 train which takes you right to the city. After that, it is € 2,20 per single trip per person. Or, if you stay longer, you purchase a ticket for 24- or 48 hours of unlimited travel (See actual prices HERE). We arrived quite late, around 16:30 PM, and had to walk quite a walk (around 10 minutes) from Terminal 2 to the Metro station. Be prepared that it is quite a walk!
Around 18:00 PM we finally reached our hotel, which I choose for two options: the wife wanted to visit the Manolo Blahnik shop for her wedding shoes and it was on walking distance to Sagrada Familia! After a quick freshen up we went to La Rambla, which is a 1200 meters long street with cozy bars in the boulevard. It is a former river bedding transformed into one of the tourist hot spots, as you can see below. More tourists then anything else ;-).
After that, my better half had the idea of attending something that was on her bucket list: visit a Flamenco dance show!
Steve from tiqy.com asked me to contribute in his latest blog post “77 Travel Bloggers Divulge The Best European Cities To Visit”, an ultimate guide with the favorite cities quoted of 77 different bloggers, including me!
What city did I enter? Tallinn, Estonia! One of my favorite cities worldwide! Check it out now!
Brussels is the capital of Belgium. But it is so much more than just a culture. In Belgium, the Flenders (Dutch speaking) and Wallonia (French speaking) who are divided in the country meet in their capital. I know there is a German enclave in the east but that is a bit further ;-). It is also the capital of the European Union (or, at least a lot of meetings happen here). The total city is home to 1,8 million people, including the suburbs. It is a mixed pot of different nationalities, making it a diverse city with a rich history. Perfect for a day trip!