Our Erroneous Attempt at a Detour through the Black Forest

The Black Forest is magical and mysterious, it’s the inspirational back drop to the Grimm Fairy Tales, which was the primary reason that I wanted to go.  Our originally itinerary was to go from Brussels to Zurich via train, and as it appeared on the map, the train basically went through the Black Forest, so I thought it would be easy to take a short detour through it before continuing on our route. 

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Laufen Castle and Rhine Falls

The main reason my friend Jamie wanted to visit Zurich during her birthday trip was to explore Laufen Castle and Rhine Falls.

Laufen Castle, or Schloss Laufen, is a mediaeval period castle located upon the magnificent Rhine Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in Europe.

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One Day in Istanbul

One day in Istanbul is not enough. Its such a huge, eclectic, city with such an immense history that it is impossible to see everything it has to offer in just one day. Unfortunately one day is all we had, but we made the best of it.

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