a grand castle, a suicide and lousy cover-ups

getting to neuschwanstein castle . The Neuschwanstein Castle screams fairy tale from every angle. Churned out of pure fantasy and child-like imagination, this structure inspired countless stories and played an important part in the last century's pop culture. To be honest, I already envisioned myself trailing towards this castle in a...

sun and see: the lakes of bavaria

By Ron Cruz . For someone who grew up constantly breathing the salty air from the sea, summer is synonymous to sun, sand and grilled tilapia awaiting to be torn by wrinkled fingers for lunch. Summer. The time of the year to bask in the tropical heat and waste slothful hours of doing nothing--like...

FlipPicks: Bavarian Food That You Must Try

For the longest time, if someone will randomly ask me off the streets to name my favorite Bavarian dish, like 90% of you I will proudly say “Bavarian crème filled donut, duh!” That’s without batting an eyelash. Unlike the modern concrete cities up north, Bavaria is...

prost to oktoberfest

From my breakfast table, I watched the kitchen staff argue until one sprung out of the conundrum. Approaching with a tall glass of frothing cold beer, the waiter gave me a confused smile. "Sir, I don't advise you to drink  white wine this early in the...

bavarian roll: the road trip across the alps

If it is going to be your first time in Europe, I am assuming that your expectation was just like mine, coated with sugary frostings, glitters and fairy dust. Well, sorry to burst your bubble but Europe is not all fairy tale, castles, unicorns, knights...

my eurotrip in a nutshell

It was a whirlwind vacation if you are going to ask me. Two weeks will never be enough to squeeze-in all my "must visits" which I have been planning and dreaming to see in the last two decades. So I had to plan correctly and wisely...