We are going to call this an Italian adventure in Germany on the way to France. We set off to Metz about 2 hours later than we though but we got going at a really good pace, at least initially so we were not worried. We knew that there would be some traffic just outside Hockenheim because […]
If I don’t hear Embassy and Munich in the same sentence ever again it will not be a moment too soon. Today we set off to pick up kids’ passports at the Polish Embassy. Munich is about 180km away – door to door, from our house to the embassy and this we can usually manage […]
This has been a long time coming but we finally found a free weekend to go to Berlin for a short trip. We are looking forward to it.
Welcome to Germany
Nothing says Welcome to Germany like a massive gridlock on the Autobahn just outside the city. Standing still, and going nowhere fast!
The Shame of It All
Our incredible Christmas cannon ball run to Warsaw was fun, our trip back to Nuremberg not so much. The traffic laws over holiday season are more strictly enforced, as it turns out, and the 20km/h over speed limit buffer does not apply. On our way home from Warsaw to Nuremberg, out of nowhere, in […]
To Munich and back, door to door – that being our house to Zenith Cultural Hall and back. One quick stop for gas a 3 sets of constructions. 326km in total in just under 2 hours. Driving at night on autobahn is just one of those things that one has to try. The only side […]
We are stuck in traffic going nowhere fast. We had a pretty good run the first two hours, despite the massive non- stop pouring rain. We are 712 km from home and stationary. In 15 minutes we moved about 600 m. According to the traffic report on the car GPS we have 5 more kilometers […]
We are leaving Denmark and heading back home to Germany.
We are setting off for a week of holidays. The children are getting their first fall school break, which is well deserved and earned as they have been working very hard both in school and with Saskia their private tutor. We are going to be heading up to Denmark and Sweden driving mostly through Germany. […]
This then is a perfect family chariot! It’s beautiful, its spacious, and its not coming to Canada any time soon if ever. We see these on the Autobahn every once in a while, never for more than a split second as they fly by, gliding effortlessly, with a mighty roar. Available in Germany in, wait […]
Double 00 Status
After months of relentless pursuit we have triumphed over the Polish beaurocracy and have obtained our double OO status. Between the two of us there are 6 passports – we are now now accepting missions wink wink..
We are setting off to Munich once again. This time to pick up both passports – finally.
So we have had a chance to drive our new old car back from Poland. We put just a bit over 2,000 km on the car and so far we absolutely love it. I don’t think this car will go faster than 250km/h or even 240km/h for that matter. In fact loaded up to the […]
Need for Space
We finally got home from Poland today. This is what we have managed to fit into the car – including the four of us. Got to love those station wagons. You can put pretty much everything in them, including the kitchen sink.
This is the first time we saw an accident on autobahn. It looked alike a 3 car accident with a big van overturned and laying on its side. After that, miles and miles of traffic. \
I still have not seen the last F1 race from Monaco. I though I would be watching it already but we are still over 350km away from home. Having been stuck in traffic for over 3 hours it was time to stretch our legs a bit and make up for some lost time – F1 […]
Baustelle – at first that sounded like some exotic French pastry we thought. After a nice rest we drove by a sign that read “Baustelle in 7 km”. With a bit of traffic on the road going rather slow around Leipzig, we looked around at all the nice cars including this great looking CLS wagon. […]
So Many Choices
It’s pit stop time. After a few hours of bad weather, we finally got some sunshine about 40km from the German border. We decided to stop for a little break and have some food. You might say that this really is just an average stop, on an average autobahn in the middle of Germany. Kind […]
A practical approach to distracted driving. We have been here for almost a week now and it seems that every time we get in the car we have to get on Autobahn. Autobahn is a precarious thing. It seems to have a life of its own. There are speed limits and there are a lot […]
Legoland – Deutschland
The happiest place on earth, at least right now for Boris and Evelina is Legoland. About 197km outside Nuremberg or 1.30h drive from Nuremberg is Legoland-Allee, Günzburg Legoland. We got a family pass for all Legoland attractions throughout Europe for 1 year, unlimited admission for €257 including parking. This includes all Legoland fees, free parking, London […]
Munich – Old Town Tour
While the Polish Consulate in Munich was a huge disappointment, or preformed as expected, the rest of the city was a treat. We were expecting to spent good 2 to 3 hours waiting to see the Consul but with this option out of the way there was simply more time to explore the city. […]