Having a few hours to kill today, I took Ellie for a stroll around the old town of Magdeburg in Saxony-Anhalt.  I consciously opted for sight-seeing instead of shopping even though it looks like there's good shopping too. Close to the hotel is a "shopping palace" - this building really uniquely looks like the department …

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The Baltic – again

It seems like most trips we are taking this year take us to the Baltic Sea. This weekend we returned once again to our favorite island Usedom. We often visit the same old places, but they are always different, mostly depending on the time of year we are there. It's high season now and it …

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