Archive | March, 2013

Switzerland

29 Mar

Flims ski slope1

After all the sightseeing and culture in Istanbul and Munich, the Swiss leg of our holiday was busy in a very different way.  No sooner had we arrived at the amazing Alpine house of a family friend where we were staying near Tomils, than we headed straight back down to the village to rent our […]

Munich in Winter

16 Mar

The English Garden

Five years ago, after failing to find a willing friend to take time off and part with lots of money to go see the world with me, I decided to go it alone on a short Contiki tour through Europe.  Eight countries jam-packed into twelve days was definitely a worthwhile whirlwind experience (and a lot […]

Two days in Istanbul

10 Mar

The Blue Mosque

Istanbul was a revelation for me. It was by happy chance that we spent two and a half days there on route to our holiday in Germany and Switzerland with H’s family. After arriving at our hotel at 6:30am (6 hours too early to check-in), we suited up against the 1 degree chill, stashed our […]