The Berlin Dom

Does a building have the power to move you?  Can it make your heart race as you wonder at its beauty?  Great architecture can do this, and it happened to me when I visited [...]

Design on a budget at Motel One

I love staying in a nice hotel, and when I opened the door to my room at Motel One in Munich,  I knew right away I was going to enjoy the time I spent there.  First [...]

The potato is not your enemy

Food and diet trends come and go, and recently potatoes have been placed in an “off-limits” category by some low-carb diets.  But the potato has sustained [...]

Berlin Wall Gallery

In 1990, after the fall of the Berlin wall, a group of artists from around the world collaborated on a memorial to peace, painting murals on a remaining 1.3 kilometer section [...]

A hot Spring day in Trier, Germany

The sun was blazing when I arrived at the station in Trier.  It was late May, and I had taken the regional train from Cochem, where I was staying for a couple of nights at [...]

Cologne’s Gothic Beauty

For lovers of art, history and architecture a visit to Koelner Dom is reason enough to put Cologne, Germany on your bucket list.  The largest Gothic church in Northern [...]