A Squash Festival and the Old Town of Esslinger

One thing I really loved about Stuttgart was it’s accessibleness. You could get anywhere really easily, either by walking or the S & U bahns. It meant we could easily get out to Ludwigsburg within half an hour and back into town in no amount of time. I love German transport and Stuttgart really makes the most of it. One of the draws of heading to Stuttgart, other than the beer festival, was a squash festival. As in, pumpkins. Yup,… View Post

Mercedes Benz Museum Stuttgart

Mercedes Benz Museum Stuttgart

Other than a work out at Wasen our weekend in Stuttgart was filled with a museum, a squash festival and a walk around the town. First up was the Mercedes Benz Museum. Stuttgart is home to two car giants, Mercedes and Porsche, both have museums in the city but we opted for Mercedes as it was closer to the beer festival site. Carl Benz’s first car built in 1886 is what the museum is celebrating with more than 160 vehicles… View Post

Cannstatter Volksfest – Stuttgart Beer Festival

Cannstatter Volksfest – Stuttgart Beer Festival

When the world thinks of beer festivals they think of the obvious choice Oktoberfest…but if you’re after a slightly less crazy but equally awesome option head a little further south to Stuttgart, Germany. Stuttgart is the home of Cannstatter Volksfest, or Wasen. A large beer fuelled festival that runs at the same time as Oktoberfest. I’d say that Wasen has a slightly more family feel to the event, less stag do’s and more work parties. We saw everyone from teenagers… View Post

Thought of the day

Thought of the day

No matter who you are or how far you go, you’ll always be in someone’s heart. The world can seem vast and expansive but at the end of the day we are all the same. We all want to be loved and cared for. Your family may be far away or you may feel far from your friends but there is always someone who cares. I travel because I don’t want to be scared of the world, of the unknown.… View Post

A weekend in the mountains

A weekend in the mountains

For the French part of our weekend adventure we caught an Easy Bus from Geneva airport to Morzine in the French alps for a couple of days of fresh mountain air. The drive was about an hour and a half with lots of twisty roads up into the mountains which made for some good window watching. Morzine is a small village that revolves around skiing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. It’s a cute place but does… View Post