We are a South African and a Czech living in Berlin, Germany, and we love travelling around and seeing new places. We are especially crazy about the outdoors, and when we get the chance we love to head to the mountains, fields, forests, lakes, rivers and sea. Hopefully this blog can be a useful memoir of our experiences living in Germany, our outdoor adventures and our travels to the countries around us, and further afield.
According to Wikipedia the term Middle Europe is obsolete or rarely used – Central Europe is the usual term. However when visiting a friend in Finland I was curious to hear that up north that’s what they call us down here. And coming from the southern hemisphere, travelling through the countryside and forests of central Europe reminds me very much of scenes from Middle Earth in “Lord of the rings”. Whatever you choose to call it, this region basically refers to the countries in the middle or central region of Europe which share some common landscapes and history (although of course each country also has its own histories and culture). This includes countries such as Czech republic, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Hungary and Liechtenstein.
Of course, I will also share some stories from South Africa (my home) and about our travels to other regions beyond Middle Europe.