I have always considered myself more of a sea than a mountain person. Still when looking for my latest WorkAway I opted for a small village, a stone's throw from one of the oldest ski resorts in the French Alps. Just how do
It was exactly one year ago today, on a sunny Sunday morning, that I set out on an elaborate adventure. I had it in my head to walk from my home town Berlin to Biarritz at the French Atlantic coast.
Cordes-sur-Ciel to Toulouse by train (SNCF TER) Cordes (-Vindrac) train station is about 5 km outside the historic village. Thankfully, my hosts, Kathy and Bob, picked me up from Borie Grande in the early morning and dropped me at the station. Regional train service
Two phases of history mainly define how Germans perceive themselves today: WWII and the separation of the country through the wall. There are a few museums and memorials in Berlin dedicated to those years. But I find two especially recommendable. Topography
I've been German for 30-odd years and lived in Berlin most of them. Yet, the other week, when a dear friend visited my hometown for the first time, learned things about the city and German history that I hadn't been