Category Europe

The curious tale of the U-Bahn.

German Trains are, so goes the stereotype, the epitome of punctuality; every traveller’s dream. An efficient transportation system is a godsend to both the time-constrained, sight-seeing tourist, and the uninhibited traveller alike. On each of the 5 trips I have been on to Germany, I have been delighted with the ease in which the transport […]

Nuremberg Christmas Markets: 5 things to do on a budget winter break. 

Walking down Königstraße towards the Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt for the first time, you begin to feel excited by where you are. As the smell of pepper, onion, and sauerkraut from the Bratwürste stalls (the best sausages in the world) mingles with the sweet incense of Glühwein (the infamous Bavarian mulled wine) and Feuerzangenbowlen (the same wine […]

Bombing Syria – For and Against.

As politicians, diplomats, and military officials search for a magic solution to the multi-faceted problem of Islamic State, the possibility of deepening military involvement in Syria is becoming increasingly attractive. As with all insurgencies and terror groups, particularly those with virulent ideologies and sophisticated propaganda machines, any solution is likely to be extremely complex, requiring […]