A couple of days ago I posted a few pictures of my journey from Phuket, though didn’t reveal where I was heading. Well, the answer is to another relaxation destination, namely Berchtesgaden. I’ve been meaning to stay at the InterContinental Berchtesgaden for years, though never had a practical opportunity to do so, until now (due in part to the fact that I’m finally old enough to rent a car).
Berchtesgaden is about a two hour drive from Munich Airport. Not only is the hotel spectacular, but the town and scenery is stunning. It’s truly the most beautiful place I’ve ever been, along with Queenstown, New Zealand.
I’ll save all the details for the trip report, though will simply say this is the most relaxing place I’ve been in a long time. Beaches don’t excite me. I don’t like sand, don’t especially like the sun (I look like a lobster after about an hour of sunlight), and don’t particularly like old people in Speedos. I do, however, like mountains.
Now I’m off to my next destination. Of course in the interest of consistency I won’t reveal it either, though I will say it’s a spectacular hotel redemption, if that’s any sort of a clue.