Hotel Zum Bären (Triberg, Germany) Review

Although Triberg is a touristy town, it doesn’t have many accommodation options ad most people visit this place as a day trip. I didn’t want to spend too much time on public transport, so I decided to stay overnight and hoped that accommodation wouldn’t be too expensive. As a student, I of course booked the cheapest place I could get, and this is one of those times that I’m so chuffed with my decision. Continue reading


Reflections On Schiltach, Germany

Schiltach is by far my favourite town in the Black Forest so far, and trust me, my whole trip is basically just visiting lots of little towns inside the Schwarzwald. It’s the town that’s been burned down so much throughout history, but has been the most meticulously restored. It’s like a chocolate block of half timbered housing. What makes this place even more special is that it’s at the confluence of two rivers- Kinzig and Schiltach rivers. There’s something really soothing about the continuous sound of flowing water. Continue reading

Reflections on Ottenhöfen im Schwarzwald

The best travel tip I have ever received is to travel locally, and on this trip this meant that I deliberately chose places away from the cities. Places that travel guides don’t tell you about. Places that the locals go but the tourists have never heard of, or better, even locals have not heard of it yet. Places where your google search might only come up with one reliable website as a resource. Continue reading

My Experience With German Rail So Far

Before I came to Germany, I had heard so much about German efficiency. It was almost like a phrase that could just roll off your tongue. People had given me high expectations of their public transport system. However, I can’t help but feel so disillusioned with what is supposedly one of the best train networks in the world. I’ve only been here for 4 days, and here are some disastrous stories already:

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Victory Guesthouse, Siem Reap

Having travelled to so many places before, this guesthouse gave me by far the best experience. It wasn’t a luxury hotel, but everyone here was just so friendly (so was every Cambodian I met!), not to mention their super cheap food that were just so hearty and delicious too. I stayed here for a month as a first-time solo traveller, and I absolutely cannot thank Victory Guesthouse enough for taking such good care of me.

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