Travel Journal

A Mother and Daughter in Germany

Looking towards the north end of Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Meandering along the Romantic Road

For our exploration of the so-called Romantic Road, we rented a peppy little Audi for 3 days. Although I was doubting my capability to drive a standard, it didn't take long for me to feel quite comfortable zipping around rural Germany. And my fears of navigating an unfamiliar countryside were completely unnecessary, as Talia proved to be an excellent navigator…

The New Town Hall Bell tower performing for the crowds belwo

Munich -- The Big City with a Small Town Attitude

Munich is often described as a "village of a million inhabitants". It is, on one hand, the headquarters of BMW and cutting edge technology, while, on the other, it still embraces the traditional markets, beerhalls, gingerbread architecture and deeply-rooted customs. It is not uncommon to see men and women walking casually in the streets wearing traditional lederhosen or dirndl skirts…