Author: Sandra

How To Drive The German Autobahn

Germany is home to the autobahn, the most fun highway system to drive on. The autobahn has no speed limit, yet cars seem to drive around one another in a beautifully timed dance. Slower cars and trucks drive only the far right lane, and the remainder of the lanes are used only for passing. No one settles in the left lane; this is for passing only. With no speed limit, timing is important, as a car driving over 250 km/h can sneak up on you pretty quickly. We pushed our little Toyota up to 200 km/h, and it was...

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Munich: Home of the BMW

There is so much to see in Munich! From cars to beer to Olympics to castles to churches. We started our day in BMW Welt (“BMW World”), an exhibition facility for showing new BMW’s and their technology. It is located in proximity to the BMW headquarters, the museum, as well as to the factory which offers tours. It’s a whole chunk of the city devoted just to BMW! After enjoying the modern architecture, the interactive educational stations with knobs to turn and buttons to push, and watching people drive their brand new customized BMW’s out of the building, we...

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Nuremberg: Germany’s City of WWII Sites

It’s been a long time since our family has been back to Europe (since grade 1!) so this trip, with all four of us, is quite exciting! Although we’re mostly going to visit family and friends, my dad and I share the same desire for exploration and plan to see some new places along the way. The first visit of which was to Nuremberg, where we headed for a day trip. Much of this part of Europe has strong World War II history, and Nuremberg has some of the most. The Nazi’s chose Nuremberg as the location of their...

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Mexico: Spoiled in the Mayan Riviera

A relaxing week long escape to the sunny white sand beaches of the Mayan Riviera! There were many fun activities to partake in at our resort, including sea kayaking, snorkelling, catamaran-ing, archery, and friendly competitions like arm wrestling where I made it to the final two. Too bad Shane didn’t teach me the tricks of the trade as my final opponent gave me a twist of the hand and down I went! On our final night there I had the most hilarious wake up. As I stumbled, half asleep, to the bathroom at 6 AM, I lifted the toilet...

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