My granny came to visit me in London in November and for one weekend we went up to Edinburgh. It really does not matter during which season you decide to visit the city – it’s always super beautiful. Yes, it did rain (a lot!) But still we had an amazing time. When it rains, you just have to spend more time indoors trying out different sorts of whiskey and eating lots of haggis ..

So for years already I had wanted to visit the Wattenmeer (Wadden Sea) and watch the tide come in from a Strandkorb (beach basket..). Done. Check :)

For the ones of you who have no idea what I am talking about:

The Wadden Sea ranges between the coast of northwestern Europe and the low-lying Frisian Islands. In between there is a shallow body of water with tidal flats and wetlands. Differently said, visiting the same beach at different times of the day means that the hundred metres that you were able to walk towards the seae earlier in the day will have turned into hundred metres of ‘swimmable’ water later in the day.

In September I spent some time back at home in Germany and took my granny to the north of the country to the Wangerland. Growing up in Germany I never really considered other parts of Germany as potential holiday destinations or at least there were not high up my priority list. That’s also why there are still many beautiful places in my home country that I haven’t visited yet. One of these places was the Wangerland in Germany’s Friesland.

If you are after a weekend in the middle of nowhere but with super fresh air and lots of happy sheep and cow, off you go, you will love Wangerland :)

Just note that there is not really any considerable amount of public transport, so come by car and rent a bicycle to explore the area.

There are also beautiful islands that can be visited by ferry. Make sure to bring lots of time with you though as things just take a lot longer here. This especially is the case for ferries that go according to the tides and weather..