About the Book
Some time early in 2015, I sat down with an atlas and marked all the cities in Germany that I hadn’t already seen but wanted to see. I also threw in Amsterdam, Bruges and Brussels for good measure. Then I joined the dots.
When to go? One thing that the Germans seem to do better than most is Christmas markets. So I plumped for the month before Christmas for my adventure, when I could look forward to savouring warm mugs of mulled wine alongside snowy Christmas trees and enthusiastic choristers singing Stille Nacht.
Like most of us, Graham Meale spent a good deal of his life hostage to a mortgage. In 2004, at age 47, he realised that there was more to life, got his first passport and began working hard to fill it up. His goal is to see every nation on Earth that doesn’t have a McDonalds.