In a bid to avoid the bulk of the European winter, I’ve spent the last 4 months in Australia and Asia. My hometown Perth never changes, except for the cost of living which continues to escalate, so I spent most of my 3 months there either at the beach, hanging out with my family or working on some new projects. That was mostly fun yet very tiring as were my brief trips to Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand and Japan. It was great visiting home and avoiding the cold but I did often miss Europe and I was a teensy bit jealous reading about the travels of others while I was away.
As this post goes live, I’ll be on a long haul flight from Tokyo to London and for the very first time I’ll be flying first class. Yay for frequent flyer points! Then it’s straight to Berlin where I’ll be starting a month of travelling around Germany.
I’ve been to Berlin many times but this is the first time I’ll be doing some restaurant reviews. Fingers crossed I remember to take photos of the food before I dig in, a mistake I often make when eating out for work! Bar Raval and Hamburger Bahnhof are the two places I’ll be trying out. Have you been or heard anything about them?
This trip to Berlin is for a business event but I have booked one tour of the city with the hopes of improving my photography and maybe seeing a different side of Berlin. I’ve arranged to do a 3 hour photography tour of Berlin so look out for some
hopefully great photos which I’ll be sharing both here and on Instagram.
I get the impression Hamburg is mostly seen as a destination for business travellers or maybe as a quick city break destination but I suspect there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. I’m looking forward to exploring the diverse neighbourhoods Schanzenviertel, Hafencity and St Pauli as well as taking a boat tour on Alster Lake. I’ll be using the Twitter hashtag #mein-hamburg during my 5 days there so you can follow along or share travel tips or foodie recommendations if you have any.
Muenster, Osnabrueck and Rostock
I’ve been looking forward to this 7 day trip for more than 6 months! It’s finally come together and I’ll be visiting the northern German cities of Muenster, Osnabrueck and Rostock as a guest of Historic Highlights of Germany. They specialise in promoting travel to off the beaten path German destinations like Trier, Wiesbaden and Heidelberg, all of which are great cities with a fascinating history. You can follow this trip from the 16th to the 22nd March at #historicgermany on Twitter and of course I’ll be posting about it later in detail.
An even better way to follow my German adventure is via Instagram, my favourite social media channel. 🙂
Where are your travels taking you to this month?