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Sometimes you need a rubber Viking helmet

We have been banging around Germany and Switzerland for several weeks now. Our backs are getting used to the heavy packs and our legs are shrugging off miles long hikes. Sure, the unplanned 9 mile (uphill both ways) slog in the Black Forest and occasional running to catch trains with full packs up crowded stairs […]

Bavaria and Beyond!

Traveling by train is quickly becoming our favorite means for transport.  It is quick, efficient, convenient and we are very, very seldom terrified of all the things that could go wrong (Che will bow out of this sentiment).  Land plans mean something like:  Pick a place, put it in the train route gunculator, pack up […]

Ich bin ein Berliner

High speed rail in Germany is what you’d expect. 150 miles per hour hurtling through fields and backyards with a delicate pint glass of perfect beer on your private table. Neither a wave nor a ripple in the foam as the bullet train flies eastward. Glass doors open automatically as you approach while stewards and […]