Travel Diaries Archive

Europe: San Marino, Day 12

Another day, another trip to a tiny European nation. San Marino sits just inside the eastern coast of Italy, completely surrounded by it, due east of Florence, and just southwest of Rimini, the nearest Italian city. It’s the 3rd smallest country in Europe. There are frequent buses from Rimini, and the whole winding ride takes about […]

Europe: Nice – Monaco, Day 9

One of the goals of this trip was to get to all of the tiny European countries that I had missed on previous trips. The first on the list was the tiny, incredibly rich, Principality of Monaco. I had originally intended to get off at the train stop before Monaco, Cap d’Ail, and then walk […]

The art museums of Munich, Germany: Day 10

Art fan? Munich, Germany has enough art museums to keep even the most ardent museum-goer busy. While I previously wrote about my trip to the Haus der Kunst, on my final day in Munich, I opted to visit a cluster of art museums called Kunstareal in the city’s Maxvorstadt district. The weather was grey and damp, so it […]

The best craft beer in Munich, Germany

Germany is beer heaven. The country takes their brewing seriously, following the German beer purity law, AKA Reinheitsgebot. The Reinheitsgebot has been in existence since 1487, with many modifications in recent history following legal battles. What does all of this mean for modern German beer? In addition to the classic German beers you will find from breweries […]