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My name is Rachel Carr and I started This Is Carrt in 2014 when my husband's job moved to Germany and I decided to give up my day job in the city and go with him on the adventure! I had always loved to travel and write, and was also passionate about photography so one day I sat down and mingled all three of them on this website and my Etsy page. I write about a wide range of things like how to cope with airline hand luggage allowances to what to wear to any destination wedding. However, when I write up a holiday destination, there are more often than not a few common themes linking what are otherwise very different places:

1) Food. I love to eat. It structures my day to day life as well as any trip that I go on. I think food is a great way to start to experience a new culture as well as meeting new people.

2) Value. I don't get swayed by places to be seen and clothing to be seen in for the sake of it. I hate being ripped off. Be that by a fiver or by hundreds of pounds. If an activity or an excursion I go on is expensive but an amazing experience, I will still highly recommend it, but won't recommend it simply because it is deemed luxury.

3) Beauty. I love looking at pretty things. They don't have to have a purpose!

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Our Blog - Dedicated to Travel, Food, Lifestyle and Fashion

With a love of travel and writing as well as a passion for photography, this blogsite and my Etsy page mingles all three.

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Girls on Tour

Rachel Carr

Last weekend, I spent an idyllic couple of days with one of my oldest friends, Miss T, in the German city of Munich.

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Fairytale Towns in the Harz Mountains

Rachel Carr

I have just returned from five idyllic days in the ludicrously pretty Harz Mountains - a region just south of Hanover. It is a shame I haven't visited them sooner.

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Ze Hit List

Rachel Carr

For regular readers of my blog, you will know that I currently live in Germany with my husband who is stationed here with the British Army. As is the way of a military life/wife, our time here is nearing its end and we currently expect to move away in August. Bearing this in mind, I thought I would also make a German hit list to ensure I make the most of living on the continent, something which, if I am honest, I have not done so. As yet.

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Pied Piper of Hameln

Rachel Carr

Living in Germany affords many excellent opportunities for travel that I had never thought of before moving here. Around the end of November in particular, Germany as a whole really comes into its own as it is flooded with Christmas markets in pretty little villages and towns spread throughout mountainous woods and quaint lakeside towns. A couple of weekends ago, my husband and I set off to near Hameln, or Hamlin as the fairytale calls it, for his birthday. We were not disappointed by Hameln, its market and the stunning hotel we stayed at in the nearby town of Aerzen: Schlosshotel Muenchausen.

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Monochrome Mania

Rachel Carr

For this week’s blog, I thought I would go back to basics and focus on one of my favourite art mediums: black and white photography. I have taken this opportunity to turn some of my most popular past images into a new composition by stripping out the colour and focussing, instead, on tones and linear qualities of my images. I have included a braod range of genres – street, landscape, and of course my beloved flowers.

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A Beery Weekend In Berlin

Rachel Carr

So I have a confession to make. I have been to Berlin twice in my life now, both for very different reasons, and I still feel like I don't know very much about the city. That's not to say I don't like it. Quite the opposite. I think, perhaps, my downfall has been that I have liked it a little too much.

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