12-14 August: A little taster of south-western Germany and into Switzerland

Author: Mrs A Location: Wangan im Allgäu, and Lottstetten, Germany, The Rhine Falls, Switzerland Monday morning brought stormy skies and cool temperatures – struggling to reach 14°C by lunchtime. We farewelled Ottobeuren and drove west through Germany, heading to a town called Wangan. We parked up on a stellplatz (the German version of a parking …

25 December – 1 January: Oh what a year! Reflecting on 2019 as we enter a new decade

Author: Mrs A Location: Sydney, Australia The past week has been full of friends, colour and laughter, starting with a Christmas day feast, lunch catch up in the city, and finishing the year with a bollywood inspired new year’s eve fancy dress party. Coming to the end of the year, it’s a great time to …

9-11 August: Bavaria – we’re back for bread, beer and barbecues

Author: Mr A Location: Ottobeuren, Bavaria, Germany Three years ago we came to the small market town of Ottobeuren in southern Bavaria in response to an invite from a friend of Catherine’s to come and visit. On our way to Zurich from Austria we were again invited to come and hang out in this small …

5 August: Castles, rivers, mountains and views – quintessential Austria

Author: Mrs A Location: Zillertal Valley, Tirol, Austria After the quiet of the past few days it surprised us how busy the traffic was this morning in the Zillertal Valley, the sounds of lorries, motorbikes and cars echoing loudly from the early hours. After a cup of tea, we set up the bikes and headed …