Tired of the regular and routine work, people will have a thirst in their mind to refresh. Holidays can be the best time to find reason to stay away from home and regular work. It is agreed that you have to face very tough time with your boss to grant the vacation time when your kids have holidays. It really becomes the major trouble once you have to manage between family and work. At times you have left the family alone for enjoying their vacation. You hardly have a right to spoil your children vacation that comes once in a while in summer.You should thank the almighty for blessing you with the sanctioned leave immediately you request your boss. Well now, the tension of getting the leave is over. What is next on your plate is to start enjoying the holidays? Planning is the first step that anyone would pick the moment you start thinking about the precious moments they want to enjoy. What components will be included in your planning? Might be the best places to visit will definitely be high in number. Sometimes you may feel that you have life blessed with enough money and lengthy life span so that you enjoy all the wonders of the world.There is a very simple reason that you choose to be away from home by taking vacation. Won’t you like to enjoy the best of class amenities of your accommodation during the trip? With the new places that you are visiting, it is definitely a puzzle as to what will be facilitated in the packages that are offered for you in the vacation. One simple thing that you should notice while selecting the place is the holiday complex that is present in that area. Not to tell exactly complex, it can be the service apartments that provide you with all the in house facilities like laundry along with providing the pressed clothes that look good on your body when you adorn them.The need would also rise for the tasty and yummy dishes that just ooze the saliva in your mouth. Is it not the right thing that we are talking? The aroma that comes from the strong coffee in the morning will definitely make a good beginning of the day. The pleasant breeze that touch you gently from the windows of your service apartment that comes directly from the sea shore is something which the newly married couple will enjoy. It need not be the honeymoon trip, as many vacations as you get, you can chill out all of them with proper planning that keeps you active for the next bunch of work that you have at your office when you are back.The luxury accommodation might be costly when you turn up in the end. When you know some vacation is nearing and have a plan in your mind, then better wake up early in booking the flight tickets. In addition to the ticket, it is always good to book the best accommodation either with the self catering buffet meals that will be tasty for your glands. The bunch of facilities that are provided in the holiday complexes or the boutique style apartments will be under your control provided you start early.Can someone steal the happiness from your faces when you got to go for such a vacation trip that keeps you away from the worries of the daily activities? You need not have to worry about cooking the whole day in the kitchen. The holiday trip will also be a great recreation for women who do not want to vex up in the kitchen all the time.
When people think of holidays and good food going together they tend to think of places like Paris (or France in general), London, Italy, Spain, or simply a setting by the sea in a warm Mediterranean country eating fresh seafood. Those who are lucky enough to have the money to spend would also include Copenhagen (thanks to Noma being rated the world’s number 1 restaurant again), San Sebastian in Spain or Tokyo in Japan thanks to their Michelin starred restaurants, and of course Paris/France again.To experience a vacation with good food, we would most certainly recommend a trip to Germany, partly because of a lack of Germany eateries outside of Germany but mainly because of the quality, taste and value for money, especially when compared to France as the food tends to be cheaper, the portions are bigger and there is less pretense, in other words it’s good hearty comfort food, so it’s heavy on the carbs which is ideal for us Scottish… but perhaps not those on a diet (Scots included!). The BBC have included some Berlin workers canteens as an excellent venue for lunch, both for value for money as well as taste. Something many have never thought of before.Here’s a selection of items we like from GermanyLaugenbrezelLaugenbrezels (usually described as pretzels in the UK) are baked doughy breads, shaped into a loop with a hard crusty shell, they are usually savoury and covered in salt crystals and they seem to be making more of an appearance in Scotland. Up until recently the only place we knew where you were guaranteed to buy one was at Falko konditorei in Edinburgh and Gullane, but now we’ve spotted them in Lidl, which is starting to add bakery sections to it’s stores (something we spotted in some of their European stores a year or two ago) and Sainsbury’s, though they ones they stock aren’t true Laugenbrezels as they are missing the best bit – the extreme salty kick! Anyone who likes anchovies or salty chips/fries/nuts would be advised to try out a Laugenbrezel. We’ve found them on sale all over Germany though they are more popular in the south/Bavaria.CurrywurstThe quintessential German takeaway item, you will find it for sale in many a snackbar in Germany.Kebabs and Turkish pizzasGermany has a large Turkish population so Döner and Schawarma kebabs are very popular, in fact the best kebabs we’ve ever tasted have all been in Germany. Unlike back home although a Döner may be advertised (for the tourists?) it tends to be Schawarma on the menu so gone is the sweaty fatty lump of rotating meat on a spit that you find in many UK takeaways so a result the kebabs we’ve had in Germany tasted much healthier – leaner meat, more vegetables and fresher salads. You don’t need to feel guilty about eating a kebab in Germany! You’ll also come across places selling Türkische (Turkish) Pizza, which is a kebab on a flatbread rolled up and eaten on the go.MarzipanMarzipan makes my tongue dance with joy and thanks to Lidl I can keep my fix in check but in order to really appreciate good Marzipan a trip to Germany is essential.BeerGermany has well over 1,000 breweries (over half of which are in Bavaria) between them they produce 5 – 6,000 different beers in many styles (light pilsner/lager, wheat, dark etc) brewed for many centuries to the Reinheitsgebot (Bavarian beer purity law) allowing only water, hops and barley, this has now changed slightly and more ingredients are allowed but the high quality remains. Although they didn’t invent beer, the oldest active brewery in the world is Weihenstephan, based in Freising in the Munich outskirts, which has been brewing since 1040. So the Germans know a thing or two about good beer.Meat StewsGermans are experts at hearty meaty stews (mainly pork/ham based) and a lot of dishes from the east have crept into Germany so you’ll find paprika laced Goulash on many menus.SauerkrautI don’t know many people who admit to eating Sauerkraut as it has negative connotations with many associating it with erm… flatulence, but it tastes great! All that fermenting creates a strong “nippy” vinergary cabbage with a lot more taste than a regular cabbage and it makes a fine accompaniment to any German meal.