Biggest adventure yet

It’s been awfully quiet over here in the blog.  In fact, it’s been pretty quiet in general in NWTP’s little corner of the world wide web.  Apart from the lack of blog updates, my daily posts in Instagram have gone down to weekly and to even less frequent.  I hope you’ll forgive me—no, I have …

Trastevere Treasures: Where to stay & eat

To the locals living in Rome, Trastevere is nothing short of a treasure. Away from the usual tourist route, this neighbourhood is free of the animated (read: frantic) crowds that make central Rome quite hectic at times. Crossing the river and walking to Trastevere—which literally translates to “beyond the Tiber”—one will notice and feel the …

Video: Grand Place Christmas Lights Show

It’s true that when it comes to Christmas markets, most travellers head to Germany and visit its legendary Weihnachtsmarkt. But I recently found a hidden gem in the heart of Belgium’s capital that in my opinion rivals, if not completely trumps, some of Germany’s most popular Christmas markets. There are 2 big reasons why Brussels …

Real fairytale castles of Bavaria

STOP THE BUS! Every cell in my body wanted to scream this when, after about 2 hours of driving along winding country roads, we turned a corner and I finally got a glimpse of our destination. Perched on the side of a mountain, as if floating on a sea of lush cedar trees, Neuchwanstein Castle …