- 5 years ago
As many of you may know, I live in Germany and love to travel. I would love for you to post some photos of places you have visited with little blurbs about each and why you would recommend visiting them. I only have a few more opportunities for big trips, and want to see the unusual, the magestic, and the best-kept secret types of places. I also love food, so if you have a recommendation about where to eat, let the Bees know! Let’s help our fellow bees with planning their honeymoons and their vacations by introducing them to new places!
Since I have been living here (about 15 months), I’ve been to 9 countries and a ton of cities, so I won’t recap all of them. But I will share a few of the highlights of my “must sees”:
Vernazza, Italy (Cinque Terre)
The pros- Amazing gelatto, good pizza, and in the off-season (I went late March) it isn’t too hot or crowded with tourists, well connected to public transporation (which is CHEAP).
The cons- A little more underdeveloped that other locations (the public toilets are the squat over a hole type).
Lauterbrunnen and Mürren, Switzerland
Pros- The altitude difference between Lauterbrunnen on the valley floor and Jungfrau (the highest peak nearby) is about 11,000 ft! Throw in snow, alpine flowers, beautiful weather and wonderful food and it is my FAVORITE place so far.
Cons- Switzerland is EXPENSIVE. But bring a cooler and some ice, buy food in surrounding countries (if you visit other countries before Switzerland), and save a bundle.
The Pros- The lights! The cathedral! The riverfront! I have visited in both the Christmas season and during summer, both times were wonderful. The cafes are great and the sights are beautiful. The best part- this city has a Christmasmarkt that is open even after Christmas, plus on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day giving you lots of opportunities to visit. Kammerzell House had excellent lunch…I just wish I wasn’t too full to try their desserts.
The Cons- Really the only thing I didn’t like was my dessert and coffee (really, how could you mess this up?) at Rohan Hotel’s cafe.
The Pros- Food and drinks are amazing! There are a lot of things to see and do, and the city doesn’t feel overwhelming like others of its size.
The Cons- Little pricey, and full of tourists in the high season, pretty packed even in the cusp seasons (we visited in late April).
The Pros- AMAZING pizza and the cicchetti (small sandwich snacks in a ton of varieties) are divine! Plus gelatto and cheap wine.
The Cons- Hotels are expensive, even the very low end ones. Try to visit in May, otherwise the city is a zoo of tourists. I’ve also heard it smells (due to stagnant water and the heat), but we went while the jasmine was blooming and didn’t notice anything bad. Plus the weather was very nice and not too hot!