Munich

Challenge On!

With 2014 just starting and new adventures about to begin, I thought I’d revisit a post from travels past. My intention is to crank up ye ol’ blog and start writing again. I hope you enjoy it! I didn’t want…

Ode to Munich

(Sung to The Twelve Days of Christmas)   And we’ll celebrate and buy another beer! On the first day in Munich, my new friends said to me, “We’ll celebrate and buy another beer!”      On the second day in…

Bohemian Rhapsody

‘Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality Open your eyes. Look up to the skies and see….’ Freddie Mercury  All I could hear reverberating with every step were the words…

Wanderlust

‘She soars with eagles and navigates by rainbows’ Lesley Hazleton I like to live in the moment and I find that nothing brings me into the present better than travel. Margaret Mead, anthropologist and world wanderer observed that the traveler…

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the largest folk festival in the world. It is held annually in Munich, Germany and over 6 million people are expected to attend during its 16 day run. In 1810, Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Theresa of Saxony…

The Intrepid Traveller

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.  Hilaire Belloc I believe the most fulfilling consequence of travel is the opportunity to immerse myself completely and enjoy a different culture. As this visitor in another country however, I am…

On Top Of The World

“I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation” – The Carpenters How wonderfully exhillerating is this breathtaking country and its people? Ahhh…Deutschland… *sigh*   The highs are so extremely high and unlike anything I have ever previously…

Chermin Tour Guide Speak

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes “sight-seeing.””     Daniel J Boorstin   I recently decided to take on my…

Where Has Woodstock Gone?

I don’t mean Charlie Brown’s little feathered friend.    I’m wondering what has happened in the last 40 years since that well known three days of peace and music at Max Yasgur’s farm when Jimi played his version of that…

Live Your Dream

“Anything worth doing… is worth overdoing.” – Mick Jagger  “Everything in excess” – Fiona Steel Who knew that Mick and I had so much in common?  He has lips and I’d like some. He had energy and so did I…