Dear Family & Friends
Before going on our holiday trip, we planned everything: where we're going to stay, our road map route, places to see for each day. Really the planning stage was the start of fun. We did a bit of research online...including preview on Google earth to see where we are going!
We're not city people and are more geared to the beauty of country living! Germany is a vast country, with places of historic interest, culture, and also natural sights!
|Porta Nigra - ancient Roman influence in Trier, Germany|
We followed the Rhine and Moselle rivers. This brought us to see lots of castles and quaint towns and pretty villages. Few places we visited were: Along the Rhine: Saarburg, Bingen, Bacharach, St. Goar, Boppard, Along the Moselle: Trier, Bernkastel-Kue, Traben-Trarbach, Cochem, Koblenz. Outside Gemany: Shengen (That's in Luxembourg), and Thionville (in France).
|Interesting character old haus with cobbled old streets to match|
Along the Rhine river and the Moselle, there's lots of cycling route areas which our girls would have loved...but we didn't do any of that:( There were also boat cruises around the river, but we didn't really want to get stuck on the boat...after all, we can watch and enjoy the scenery from land.
|Timber clad old houses...now mostly turned into hotels and shops|
This area is not only known for their vineyards, but it is also dotted with lots of old castles! Most castles are on top of mountains and hills.
|Castles...lots of castle in this part of Germany. This one is in Cochem|
One thing I enjoyed is seeing old houses with their own individual character. There's lots of them and it's just so pretty. I also get attracted to gardens and even managed to see a glimpse of people's vegetable garden!
|Vineyards on mountain slopes...all very neat and orderly:)|
So grateful for the trip we had, Hopefully I could see a bit more of the country sometime again. Next post, I will share with you a unique and exciting experience we had...no, we didn't just visited Germany on our short trip...we also popped in to two other countries!
Till my next post! Wishing you a good good day!