From the category archives:

Germany

It was six men of Hindustan to learning much inclined,
Who went to see the Elephant (though all of them were blind),
That each by observation might satisfy the mind.

The first approached the Elephant and happening to fall
Against his broad and sturdy side at once began to bawl:
“Bless me, it seems the Elephant is very like a [...]

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Greetings fellow travelers and welcome to this week’s Carnival of Cities. I’m happy to be your host as we jet around the world following tales of tapioca, tumbling and taxidermy. Intrigued? Read on . . .
New York City, NY, USA: Sascha Zuger from Travel Savvy Mom scoops a great hotel package, [...]

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Traveling in Europe for nearly a decade, I’ve reached a saturation point with churches. Some study-abroad students come down with an unshakable case of ABC Syndrome (short for “Another Boring Church”) in just 10 weeks! Don’t get me wrong: I studied church art intensively and am still moved by the beauty and [...]

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Until you’ve seen Oktoberfest for yourself, you’re probably not going to believe me when I tell you it’s like the State Fair, minus the animals (butter or otherwise), plus traditional costumes and, obviously, Maß upon Maßloads of beer.
Once you’re there, you’ll wonder why anyone ever thought it was a good idea to mix overconsumption of [...]

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Deutsche Bahn, the German railway company, is offering a special this fall, targeted at its pedal-pushing ridership: FREE transport of your bicycle on two of its IC lines.

On the line Nürnberg – Karlsruhe, major stops include:
Nürnberg Hbf, Ansbach, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Stuttgart Hbf, Pforzheim Hbf, and Karlsruhe Hbf
On the line Düsseldorf – Ostseebad Binz, major [...]

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When you need to keep in touch with hosts or friends, verify plans or make reservations while traveling, cheap and accessible telephony is essential. Options for travelers have improved dramatically in the last few years, leaving you beholden neither to the kindness of strangers (or friends) nor to your home mobile carrier charging you [...]

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There’s only one time of year when any post outranks my post on how to get your check-in fee back from RyanAir, and that’s late September . . .
OKTOBERFEST TIME!
Seems I’m not the only one who wants to know how to save serious cash while looking like a native at Germany’s biggest festival!
I’m headed there [...]

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What a difference 100 years and 500 meters makes!
Within short walking distance of last week’s photo (Dresden’s Procession of Princes), the no-budget traveler will find this socialist mural on the side of Dresden’s Palace of Culture:

There is perhaps no city in the former East Germany that better exemplifies this historical juxtaposition of styles and cultures [...]

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No riddles this week, I swear! This photo is fresh off the camera — from Dresden, Germany.

These three dapper gentlemen were spotted on the Procession of Princes wall. If you look closely, you’ll see that the image is actually painted on individual Meissen tiles. Stunningly detailed and quite amazing — but check [...]

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Welcome travelers!  I’m happy to be hosting the Carnival of Cities this week.  If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you should appreciate the variety of locations included in this weekly carnival; if you’re a follower of the carnival, welcome to my blog on no-budget travel and feel free to poke around!
Now, without further ado [...]

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