Cosy Christmas in the Harz of Germany

Close your eyes. Imagine yourself standing on cobblestones in a medieval city centre, where half timbered houses look like a gingerbread cottage from a fairy-tale, gently illuminated and with a sprinkle of snow on top. Bonfires light up the faces of smiling people and carousels swirl the kiddies round and round, while their family get…

Hearty Harz

  The gravel road continues to climb steeply as I turn the corner on my old 7-speed mountainbike. My heart is pounding and I’m short of breath and it’s only 15 minutes since we started. The selected mountainbike route was supposed to be one of the easiest, and I’m seriously considering the state of my…