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    Weekend Getaway to Germany’s Black Forest (Part 2)

    Hello! Thank you for joining me on Part 2 of our Black Forest weekend adventure! This is a continuation from my previous post you can find, here. Are you ready to continue? Los Ghets! (“Let’s go” in German). Day 2… In Germany, most places are closed on Sundays for a day of rest. However, in the Black Forest, tourism is still bustling. Most places remain open, but not to include grocery stores. So no damper there for Sunday adventurers looking for fun in the Black Forest. To start our Sunday morning, our cute hotel offered free breakfast that consisted of a buffet (following Covid rules of course). I was quite…

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    Weekend Getaway to Germany’s Black Forest (Part 1)

    The idyllic Black Forest (also known as der Schwarzwald in German)….it’s much more than I ever imagined it would be. Since living abroad, this magical region of Germany has always been on our list of places to visit in Europe. We waited for the perfect long weekend to go. When our plans to go to Switzerland was halted (darn Covid), we changed plans and decided, at the last minute, to visit the iconic Black Forest. Alittle over two hours from the Rhineland-Pfalz region, we woke up early on a Saturday (it was a long holiday weekend for us). We decided to drive to our hotel first, since it was on…

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    Centerparcs Park Hochsauerland: Our Waterpark Resort Adventure in Germany During Covid

    Summer vacation is in full swing here in Europe! This year, Covid set back a few plans we already had in the works for our summer vacation (oh, Sardinia). With Covid restrictions slowly being lifted in Germany, we were finally given the green light, a few weeks ago, to travel within the country. Most recently, European borders for EU residents opened back up for travel. Close friends of ours invited us to join them to one of Centerparcs’ indoor waterpark resort in Germany. We have visited one of their other resort at Bostalsee for a day pass in February of this year. We enjoyed our visit at the indoor waterpark…