Everybody told me to eat German sausage, pretzels and schnitzels on my virgin trip to Germany (Munich), but to me, those were information easily found off the internet. I wanted to try something not-so-well-talked-about, and yet is something the locals would say, "Ja, it's our local food."
Hotel ibis became the top choice in preliminary search. The struggle was whether to pay SGD 20 more for the version of the hotel that is a few blocks closer to the old town (in fact, it was inside the old town).
I chose the latter.
In winter, Neuschwanstein Castle rises above the clouds like a castle in the sky, invoking sparks of wanderlust in the avid traveller's heart. Find out how you can visit this magical landmark in the alps!
One of my favourite franchise Chinese food restaurant (that isn't so overpriced like DTF) is AOne.
Yes, it has a very cheesy name, but it does serve up some tasty fare.
My Schnitzel came looking as plain as it could be. It was not huge like that of Andy's Krablergarten, nor was it thick like that of Schneider Bräuhaus München. It just looked like plain old breaded pork cutlet.
But looks can be deceiving.
People who know Hallstatt recognises it by the classic village views, which has to be seen from the edge or from the water. No one really wants to go there to walk the streets (hidden between the streets in between the building you see on postcards), or to eat over there.
Most importantly, it gets ridiculously expensive to stay there.
Where then, do we stay when visiting Hallstatt?
Hallstatt in winter provides a more intimate, although quiet, experience. Climb up the hill, cross the lake, explore little stores... Plan for more than a half-day trip for a fairy-tale-like trip!
I would say, among the food I had in my Bavaria trip, Nuremberg sausage is my Number One fave! And I shall call it Bakwurst in Singlish!
In Nuremberg, there are basically 3 must-do: Castle, Christmas market and Steiff shop.
2 ladies were denied boarding on a UA flight because they wore leggings. Do you feel angry? But do you know they were travelling on staff benefits?