A Good Reason to Travel

Travel the world, fill your suitcase with treasures.

They all have a story that becomes a memory for life.

(Anonymous)

I am in Paris right now, but without a suitcase. I’m loading my iPad with a lot of photos, my mind with many impressions and my stomach with loads of good food and wine.

On the Road in Canada – Hopewell Rocks, NB

After our short break in St. Martins, we stopped at Hopewell Rocks in the afternoon.

These rocks, often referred to as flowerpot rocks, stand between 40 – 70 feet tall. These rock formations have been caused by tidal erosion.

We got a family pass for two adults and two children for C$ 20 to get into the park. This photo was taken from above, obviously, and later we climbed down the stairs. The park ward told us there are 96 steps (round trip), which did not impress us much. We have more steps to climb up and down in our apartment building in Germany.

Hopewell Rock, Canada

Hopewell Rock, Canada

The view below is just as interesting. There are even more mushroom look-alikes along the side of the cliffs.

Hopewell Rock

Hopewell Rock

The ebb and tide leave the sea in a constant murky brown. This coloration I had only seen in floods before.

brown sea

brown sea

Here is a bit of information what makes the Fundy tides so special.

Fundy Tides

Fundy Tides

And yes, we heard of some dangerous encounters with moose on the road. Fortunately, we only heard about them and got to see the warning signs along the road. We did not spot a single one.

Moose crossing

Moose crossing

Now we are heading back to Halifax, where we originally started our road trip. We will be spending one night there before heading to Lunenburg for our final place to visit.

A Good Reason to Travel

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.

– George Bernard Shaw 
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The Smallest Hotel in the World

The town of Amberg, located in the eastern part of Germany near Nürnberg/Nuremberg (view map of Germany), has the smallest hotel in the world. There is no receptionist and your room is spread over seven floors. But be aware, that each room only measures 2.5 meters in width.

To view the hotel’s website in English, click here on Eh’ Häusl (Marriage House). To get the historical facts behind the hotel’s unusual name, visit here.

For being the smallest hotel in the world, it does come with a big price tag at € 240 a night for two people. But if I had some extra money to spend, I would love to stay in this place once. It does come with breakfast, in case you wonder. At € 240 a night, it should.

For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.

– Steve Jobs –

 

A Good Reason to Travel

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.

– Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey –