Day 5: La Roche, Belgium

Next destination: La Roche, Belgium

After spending 2 days in Luxembourg, we planned a route in which will bring us closer to our home in The Netherlands.

Upon driving, my husband saw Petit Suisse sign board. This place was the place where my in-laws used to stay during their summer vacation. So, due to it’s significance, we stayed at Petit Suisse in La Roche Ardenne, Belgium. Its a camping site! My first ever camping stay in a really very hot hot summer day!

The bench.

Since its still early, we decided to drive around and found a nice nearby town. I was actually amazed how beautiful it was. Its called Durbuy. Chic place but have very friendly people. Loving the ambiance. 



Day 4: Luxembourg

Today is our second day in Luxembourg.

We decided to explore the nearby places from Vianden. 

Beaufort Castle


Echternach cityhall


Abbey of Echternach


Park in Echternach

After spending some time eating, shopping and roaming around Echternach, we went back to Vianden. We were looking for a nice place to eat dinner and we ended up going up the mountain and enjoy this little peaceful place.
During the sunset, we walked around Vianden and we ended up at the bridge with the view of the castle. 

Oh and I forgot! Since I visited a new country here’s another jumpshot! 


Day 3: Luxembourg

Oh yes! Another country visited :)

After so many years of planning to visit Luxembourg, we are finally here!

The plan is that we are going to stay in Vianden, a town in Luxembourg. The first impression was “wow, Vianden is such a beautiful place. It is like an old little city in the mountain. Lovely street and bridge plus their little river and the view of the castle.”. The place is just so pretty that will make you think that you are in a fairytale story.

Love this road

Love this road



We were still early when we arrived in Vianden, so we still got time to roam around the area and it is impressively beautiful and worth going. At the same time, we went around and look for a place to sleep and thanks to tripadvisor, we got an another nice hotel to stay in.

Hotel Heintz is the place where we stayed. I loved how they have this vintage style of hotel. It felt like I was in the series named “The Paradise”. The hotel owners were really friendly and also multi-lingual. They even gave us a very nice room with a balcony overlooking their garden.


Comfortable beds


Our view from our balcony

And at the end of the day, we went to eat steak at Auberge Aal Veinen. Food was delicious!

1st of July 2015

Day 3: Trier, Germany

This is my third day of vacation.  So we decided to move and go to out next destination which is in Luxembourg. But before going to Luxembourg, we did a little detour and went to Trier. It is not far away from our last destination which is in Cochem.

Trier is a city in Germany. It is also beautiful and at the same time busy, unlike the suburbs of Mösel.

In Trier, you can see the Porto Nigra or the large Roman city gate in Germany. It was well preserved and you can actually go tour inside this building. You can go up and have a great view of the whole center of Trier.

After the hour 30 minutes trip of the Porta Nigra, we decided to walk more around the city and found the St. Peter’s Cathedral. It was amazingly big and beautiful.

1st of July 2015

Day 2: Cochem, Germany and other little towns.

Our second day of stay in Cochem, Germany.

Since Cochem is not a big place to explore, we decided to go a bit further and visit one of the nicest places along the river. This day, we visited Bern Kastel. It is a 30 minute drive away from Cochem. It is a bit bigger than Cochem, but you will see the difference with their buildings, the amount of tourists and the surroundings.

We stayed in Bern Kastel for 2 hours to walk and explore what it has to offer. They have lovely buildings and also a nice view of the river. They also have many varieties of shops and restaurants around.  


Slanted house

After visiting Bern Kastel, we looked at the map and thought of going to Monreal. Monreal is one of the places that the owner of the hotel suggested for us to visit. I was actually surprised how beautiful Monreal was.  It is a small town with a lot of very beautiful typical German style houses and I love their bridge on which you can just sit and relax from the sound of the running creek.

Next we went to Burg Eltz. This castle is hidden in the mountains. It is not very easy to find but worth the visit. What I find amazing is that, they still have the antiques of the castle since the 1500’s. There is a guided tour that explains everything about the castle and a museum where you can find all the treasures of the Castle.


And at the end of the day, we went to the center of Cochem and ate at one of the best restaurant there. It’s an Italian restaurant and it’s called Castello.  




Seafood Plate


Mixed Grill

30th of June 2015

Day 1: Cochem, Germany

My week free starts here!

I told my husband that I want to go travelling again within Europe. I want to see a new view other than house-work, work-house routine. So, the first thing I told him, I want to visit Luxembourg. I havent been there yet and I know that it is a very nice country. But, he have a nice suggestion. He told me that we should go first to the Mösel. I dont have an idea what is it, but I told him sure and let’s go.

Mösel, it’s a long river in Germany. Along that river are very nice places too. It is surrounded with mountains, wine gardens and little towns. We ended up staying in Cochem.

First glimpse of the river

Cochem is a little town, with a very nice center and an awesome view of the river. They have mostly the things you needed for travelling. It is also located next to the river. Everywhere there have such a good view of the castle, wine gardens and river. It is a pretty place to relax and enjoy the view.

The little challenge we have in this town is looking for a place to sleep. We did not book a hotel because we want to surprise ourselves with what we can find in the place.

After an hour of looking for a cheap, good place to stay (thanks to tripadvisor) we found a nice bed and breakfast 5km away from the center of Cochem (it is better to be a bit far from the center because it is quieter and money wise to travel). We ended up in Ernst. Tripadvisor reviewers gave 4-5 stars with the b&b, and we are satisfied. It is neat and the owners were really friendly. Tip: in the summer when you want to open the window for fresh air, it is better not to get a room near the street. It could be very loud.

The bed and breakfast

The view from our room

After booking and placing our things in the hotel, we rested a bit (we drove for 4 hours) and then we roamed around again.

The first thing we did, was drove around til we found the chair lift going on the top of the mountain. This is actually the first time for me to go on a chairlift, as usual, the first seconds of the ride made me scared, but after a while, im really enjoying the ride and loving the surroundings.


After the chair lift brought us above, I must say that Cochem is really a beautiful place.

On the top of the mountain

While we were on top, there are walking paths that will lead you to the cliff and get a nice view of the whole town,  you can go hike and from what I believed, they also have this little animal petting farm where you can visit while you are above. We did not have the chance to go there since we are already late and they were closed. Instead, we stayed at the restaurant eating schnitzel, it’s a must because we are in Germany! The restaurant is near the Sesselbahn and it got a great view of the Mosel.

Jager schnitzel FTW!

After our chair lift ride,  we decided to visit the town of Cochem.  It is pretty from the inside, It really shows the typical German houses or buildings. We were a bit late when we arrived in the center so every shop were already closed, only restaurants were open at that time. But I may say that we did really enjoyed that it’s not busy in the center. It gave us the chance to have a clear look of the buildings and explore the center. It is beautiful.

And to finish our day by sitting next to river and enjoy the peaceful and relaxing view.

29th of June 2015