Category: Travel

Fränkische Schweiz / Bierkeller, Burgen and Leberkässemmel

Franconian Pretzels

Setting the scene When friends from New Zealand came to visit last week, we stole them away to Franconia in Northern Bavaria, and specifically to that glorious mountainous castle-y part dubbed Fränkische Schweiz / Franconian Switzerland by the artists and poets of the romantic era. German romantics were the first ‘tourists’ to the region, their travels and musings coinciding …

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Mallorca / Tourists, Cats and Stranded Jellyfish

One-Eared Cat with Orange

I intended to share a recipe from our travels, but I’m still working on it. So, more pictures it is! And a couple of silly drawings. Mallorca/Majorca (pronounced Ma-your-car in New Zealand english) is an exceedingly popular destination for two populations in particular: German tourists! British tourists! They fly there in droves! Crawl all over the place like insects! They buy houses …

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Mallorca / Sausages, Spritzers and Vodka Sardines

Aperol Spritzers

Browsing through the photos I took last week a number of categories became particularly salient: Blurry pictures! Blurry pictures of food! Pictures of food which are considerably less blurry! Pictures of drinks! Pictures of water and/or rocks! Pictures of plants! Pictures of cats! And pictures of my companions wandering off into the distance. In this post, the first instalment, …

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