Germany is a country in the center of Europe about 500 hundred miles from top to bottom and less than that wide. So not really that big of a place, but further than I can walk. So how do we get around here? Here is an overview of transport that I use on a regular […]
Feldberg is the tallest mountain the Black Forest, and only an hour and fifteen minutes from Freiburg. It is also a well known local ski area. There are buses from Titisee as well as from Feldberg-Bärental train statoin, the highest in Germany. Years ago as a student, I braved the frosty January air to climb the mountain. I am not a skier, so this was more like snow hiking. I like trains and wanted to see the highest station, so that is the route I took.
I never expected to see a steam train in New Zealand. I knew they had the modern scenic trains, but I don’t think of the county as train heavy. However a lot of the land was settled and opened up in the age of steam, trains were definitely a part of the landscape. As a part of our bus ride to Milford Sound we stopped at Kingston, the other end of Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown King and Queen, huh?). There we saw the restored Kingston Flyer.
The Trans-Siberian rail journey has been on my list for a long time. When I was still adamant about not flying, I had planned to take it out to see Japan. So when I met Katie at TBEX and she talked about going, I was intrigued to hear how it went. She has now completed the journey and here is my interview with her.
Public transport is one of the biggest differences between where I live now in Germany and where I came from in the US. I have not driven a car in just under 4 years. It isn’t like there are not cars here or it wouldn’t occasionally be nice to have one, but Germany is more of a culture of public transport. What does this mean to daily life?
I make no great secret that when I get hungry I am not as nice a person to be around. Travel days just have this all set up. Early waking up means maybe missing breakfast. Always on the run means eating fast food or whatever looks good at the bakery. Sometimes.. horror.. you even miss meals all together.
Grand admission. I have fears. Lots of them in fact. Enough to have dealt with panic attacks twice for months at a time in my life. The one thing I am not afraid of is Travel. Really. I had less issues moving half-way around the world to a country where I had no job or […]