Category: Germany

Throwback Thursday: Light Metal/Berlin

Watching people dressed in old-fashioned clothing and doused in silver paint trying to stand still is not a reason to visit Berlin, but the sight is very entertaining once you get there. —Lori Tripoli ~Advertisement~   ~Advertisement~     Planning…

Street Art and Graffiti in Germany: Strong and Light

I see Germany as strong and fearless; it has that strong economy, those fast highways, that World War II history, a reputation for orderliness. I am not surprised to see a monstrously large statue of Germany’s first chancellor, Otto von…

Mississippi Queen in Hamburg

Add to the list of things I do not expect to see floating on the Elbe River in Hamburg, Germany: a steamboat named Mississippi Queen. U.S. culture is found in the most unlikely places. —Lori Tripoli Seeking other unusual sites…

Logging Some Romance

I’m not sure why rooms with a fireplace are so attractive to me since I have a fireplace at home, but I’m quick to click “buy now” whenever a hotel features a bit of flame. Fireplaces are so romantic that…

Tracking the Beatles in Hamburg

I didn’t go to Hamburg because of any love of the Beatles, but I’m happy to have rediscovered them there. Partial to the Rolling Stones, I don’t consider myself a huge Beatles fan. Sure, I had Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts…

Tis the Season for Reflection

Another year, not enough travel! I’d hit the road all the time if my checkbook would let me. But I am grateful for all of the places I have been so far and to have goals about where I want…

Are Witch Hunts Good for Tourism?

Fresh from a visit to Salem, Mass., and recalling a more distant one to Rouen, France, I can’t help but think about the similarities between these two places and how they’ve treated an especially dark period in their past. As…