Heligoland: North Sea island with its own seal colony

In the middle of the North Sea, north of the German coast, is a small island (well, archipelago really). Inhabited by around 1,100 people, it sits in an area of sea called German Bight. Best of all, it has its own grey seal colony. This island is Helgoland in the German spelling, Heligoland in English. … Continue reading Heligoland: North Sea island with its own seal colony

Two days in Berlin

My first time in Deutschland was great. Berlin is a fascinating place, not least because of its fractious history and subsequent, phenomenal regeneration - less than three decades since the falling of the Wall, barely 70 years since the end of WWII, and it's a thriving capital within Europe's strongest economy. Germany's continued innovation and dedication … Continue reading Two days in Berlin