I didn’t think it would be right to leave Germany without visiting a concentration camp. On my last day in Berlin, I boarded an hour-long train ride to go to Sachsenhausen. It is probably the most accessible concentration camp from Berlin and very easy to do on your own. You can take the S1 from Friedrichstrasse to Oranienburg, and from there, it is a 20-minute walk to the former camp. Upon exiting the train station, you can simply follow the signs through town. Similar to the past few days in Germany, it was a dreary and cold day and the weather set the tone before I even made my way past the concrete barrier that acted as an entry to Sachsenhausen. (more…)
Archive for April, 2011
Note: This post has photos and details about medical ailments due to travel. If you are queasy or easily grossed out, perhaps it’s best to skip this one and check back in later!
February 2011. Friends were coming to stay at our house for the weekend. Two days before they were to arrive, my sister decided we had to tell them. I thought it wasn’t a big deal, but then again, when you’ve had the same recurring (highly contagious) infection for, oh about 8 months, it probably shouldn’t be taken lightly. I had a severe staph infection. (more…)
If you’ve never been to southeast Asia, you may not realize just how cheap the cost of living is in the region. They have cheap accommodation, cheap food, and…. cheap massages!! Even though you can get a massage for as little as $5, Lauren and I resisted the temptation for the three months we traveled around SE Asia. Because massages are so inexpensive, we decided to wait until the end of our time there. Sounds a bit ironic, but the truth is, I felt like if I had one, I wouldn’t be able to resist having another and would write it off as, ‘Oh it’s cheap, who cares?!’ (more…)
Located just 7 kilometers from the Danish border, Flensburg is in the very north of Germany. It’s set on the Flensburg Fjord and is a quaint town. The weather was overcast but it didn’t stop us from taking a walk around town. (more…)
As our mini road trip was winding down, we had one last stop to make in Denmark. My friend’s mother is a travel agent, and she suggested that we stop in Ribe, the oldest town in Denmark with a Viking history. It was well worth it and I loved the old, enchanting buildings, decorative doors, and walkable streets. The town has an educational Viking Centre, and they offer walking tours for those who have more time. (more…)