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Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone!  This past weekend I went to visit one of the Christmas markets in Germany, and it was so festive and had tons of Christmas decorations.  At one of the street corners I saw this huge nutcracker at a store called 'Kathe Wohlfarht'.  It's a store that sells Christmas decorations all year round. Have ...

Merry Christmas 2012

Here's to another wonderful Christmas!  This year will be my first time celebrating Christmas without my family, I will be celebrating it in Germany (not in the US), so it will be a new experience for me.  This time of the year reminds me of my childhood in the Philippines.  Back then, I used to ...

Christmas Markets in Germany: Mainz Part 2

Since Christmas is coming up really soon, I needed to decorate my house - I don't even have a single Christmas decoration up at all.  One of the things I'm looking for is a Christmas pyramid with the propeller at the top, it spins when you light a candle on the bottom.  Fortunately, this store ...

Christmas Markets in Germany: Mainz Part 1

The Christmas Market is an outdoor market which runs for about 4 weeks during Advent season.  This week lots of the Christmas Markets in Germany have opened up, and the first one we visited was the Christmas Market in Mainz.  This is my first time ever going to a German Christmas Market, its definitely a ...

My favorite bakery in Deutschland

One of the things I love most about Germany is their bakeries, most especially Back-factory.  I'm quite fortunate to live to one nearby and I get to go there every morning.  They sell croissants, pretzel, pastries, donuts, muffins, bread rolls, etc.  I usually get the pretzel with cheese on top and a Berliner (sugared donut ...

Burg Sooneck in Rhineland

Here's a castle around the upper middle valley of the Rhine called Burg Sooneck.  The castle was first mentioned in the 1200's according to recent research established for this castle.  Now it can be visited with individual or organized tours. More info: Admission was 2,60 euros History via:  Wikipedia Burg Sooneck Address:  Sooneck strasse 1, Niederheimbach, 55413 Hours: April-September Tuesday-Sunday: ...

Rhineland Mainz Market – a weekend fun activity

Last Saturday, I went to the Mainz Farmers Market.  There were tons of fresh produce - fruits, vegetables, cheese, bread, etc.  I bought some eggs, bread, cheese and strawberries.  It was definitely a good day to spend shopping at the market.  

Chibi’s mini tour in Klopp Castle

  The Klopp Castle is in located in the town of Bingen am Rhein, built in the mid to late-1200's.  The castle stands on a hill with a beautiful view of the town and the rhein river.  Check out their official website (here) - this is their restaurant website inside the castle. We went here last week ...

St. Christopher Gothic Church

This is one of the early Gothic church in the state of Rhineland that was built from 1240 to 1330.  The ruins of this church is now one of the war memorials (according to Wikipedia). Took these lovely photos this past Sunday, the weather was very beautiful.  Aiko was ready to show her new flower head ...

Small blocks of shelves

Today, I went window shopping and I found this cute shop - Sorry I forgot the name.  It's a very artsy and modern shop - they sell some items that are made from recycled materials and they recreate new items.  The window shop display had a really interesting box shelves - the boxes have different ...