Travel 2019 – Hamburg, Day 5

Monday, 2nd December 2019 – Hamburg Feeling a lot better than I had on Sunday, we had breakfast (I still wasn’t risking anything more solid than yogurt, followed by scrambled eggs) and then we packed up our bags, checked out of our room, and left our luggage with the hotel while we headed off to…

Travel 2019 – Hamburg, Day 4

Sunday, 1st December 2019 – Hamburg Feeling fragile but at least vaguely human, I was back up and about on Sunday, starting with a cautious breakfast of plain yogurt with a spoonful of sugar, followed by a small portion of scrambled eggs, with a large mug of mint tea to settle it all down. Outside…

Travel 2019 – Hamburg, Day 3

Saturday, 30th November 2019 – Hamburg I’ve had better days is all I can say. Having started feeling ill the night before, I’d clearly got norovirus. I managed to get out of bed long enough to get to the local Apothek and buy some aptly named Vom-ex tablets and a dose of Immodium, and had…

Travel 2019 – Hamburg, Days 1 and 2

Thursday, 28th November/Friday, 29th November 2019 – Hamburg We always aim to go somewhere that has plenty of Christmas markets, and plenty of other things to see and do as well for the first weekend in Advent, and so this year we headed to Hamburg, in the North of Germany, for our “get in the…

Food 2019 – Alsace and Baden, Day 13, Schwarzenberg’s Traube, Glottertal

Wednesday, 25th September 2019 – Schwarzenberg’s Traube, Glottertal So it’s Wednesday and we discover that we can’t eat at the hotel because Wednesday is the day the kitchen is closed – I know, an odd concept in many countries where hotel kitchens never close, but many of these places are family run businesses and everyone…

Food 2019 – Alsace and Baden, Day 8, La Maison Rouge, Colmar

Friday, 20th September 2019 – La Maison Rouge, Colmar This is now a slightly cautionary tale. Because the guy on the front desk at the hotel when we checked in insisted that we had dinner included for all three nights, despite me saying we didn’t, I believed him in the end, and cancelled a reservation…