Driving through the first gatehouse in Dinkelsbühl was like entering another world. The perfect little Bavaria town. Cobbled streets, colourful timber framed buildings with medieval walls wrapped around the outside protecting it from battles long past. I knew, as soon as we crossed the threshold, that this was going to be my favourite place of the whole trip; and I wasn’t wrong! It was only … Continue reading German Diaries Day 2 – Dinkelsbühl
We woke on the second day in Augsburg ready to start with a tasty breakfast. As they say “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and luckily this hotel agrees with that sentiment. There was an endless selection of hot and cold food that would leave any man spoilt for choice; even me! After one plate of hot food, including the Bavarian Weißwurst … Continue reading German Diaries Day 2 – Harburg Castle and Nördlingen
When travelling in Germany I experienced one of the most frustrating situations that any language learner will come across when in a foreign country. You have spent countless hours learning and practicing your new language only to arrive and everyone will only speak English to you. No matter what you do, or how hard you try, the answer is always in English! Then you spend … Continue reading Perseverance is the Key
As part of my #translationtuesday challenge I am starting to translate my old blog posts in to Italian. Improve my Italian and help make the blog more multilingual. For the original English post see here. Allora, il 2016 adesso è finito e sò è stato per me quest’anno. Mia madre si è sposata, mia sorella si è fidanzata, abbiamo fatto un viaggio incredibile in Islanda … Continue reading Felice Anno Nuovo a tutti
It is finally time to share our German adventure with you all and what a week it was! 7 nights, 1100km driven, 120,000 steps and a whole load of sausages. Definitely another unforgettable holiday! The first day started like all trips, with the journey to the airport and the first hotel. This time around we had a lunchtime flight, which was nice, as it … Continue reading German Diaries Day 1 – Manchester to Munich
It may sound a little cheesy but we really couldn’t have done the road trip in Bavaria without the German that I learnt. There were the obvious benefits of being able to understand people when they spoke German (at least a portion of it anyway) and to order a coffee in a cafe, but there were many things that wouldn’t have been possible with my … Continue reading Couldn’t do it without you.
This post has been a long while in the making. I have slowly been nurturing it since we got back from Germany and now it is ready to release into the world. Originally it was a single post as a little update on some thoughts I had about language learning while we were travelling and has now become a series of posts I am very … Continue reading A little confidence builder!