But what do you do when the travel stresses you? For a holiday which was meant to alleviate my stress, I’m feeling more stressed than when I left! First our flight from Cologne to Riga was cancelled. When I requested a refund, they rescheduled our flight to leave from Munich.
I admire the travel writer who can discipline themselves to write while they are travelling. Those whose very passion for a destination can enthuse complete strangers to visit it, in the hope of enjoying the same experiences. The likes of Bill Bryson and Paul Theroux come to mind, along with
There is something special about listening to someone tell a story, especially if their story relates to their own experience. Over the last five years I have spent a lot of time researching World War II from the German point of view, to try to understand my father’s experience of
My father’s extended family is scattered around the world. Most of them are from Europe, but I can boast distant cousins in America, South Africa, England, Ireland and even Indonesia. Every two years a family reunion weekend is organised and held in different places throughout Europe, which is exactly why
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