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Discovering Bavaria with BenQ

I have spent the last two days in Bavaria at the launch of the BenQ GS1. It has been an amazing experience. So I’m really happy that I got to attend.

Flying home
Flying

I had never been to Bavaria before, I actually had to Google it to find out where it was. My geography is atrocious. In fact I had never actually flown by myself before. So there were lots of new experiences for me. Turns out flying by myself was a breeze, it’s so much easier when you aren’t arranging everyone else.

Inside Passau Cathedral
Inside Passau Cathedral

I flew into Salzburg.  So I got to tick Austria and Germany off my travel list. I really enjoyed getting to see all the countryside and architecture as we drove. When we left I went from Munich, I would say I enjoyed seeing more the country during that drive too, but I slept almost the whole way!

Inside Passau Cathedral - Organ
Inside Passau Cathedral – Organ

A walking tour of Passau had been arranged for us. This allowed us to make the most of our trip. So I got to be a little touristy for a bit. Passau was amazing. Really pretty, full of history and I would have loved to have spent more time there. Our tour guide was really passionate about the city and very knowledgeable. I think that walking tours are a great way to discover somewhere new.

Exploring Passau
Exploring Passau

I had travelled to see the launch of BenQ’s latest projector, the GS1 with Knaus Tabbert. It’s a small, fully portable LED projector that has been designed for outdoor leisure. The thing is though, it can be used for so much more than that. Being so small and portable you can use it in the house, in your garden, wherever you travel too. In caravans, when you are camping, hotel rooms. The possibilities are endless. It has a water resistant skin so spillages and rain aren’t an issue. Most noteworthy to me was that it can withstand knocks and falls, so this means that it is great if you’ve got kids or are a bit clumsy like me.

Exploring Passau
Exploring Passau

I’ll admit it. I wasn’t expecting to be anywhere near as impressed as I was. I do love a bit of tech. I also love watching movies. I really enjoy camping and caravanning. This all means that I knew I’d like the projector. I just didn’t expect to like it this much. It is so light. So compact. I am actually blown away by it’s possibilities. The enthusiasm from the BenQ team was entirely understandable, I’m right there with them.

BenQ GS1
BenQ GS1

Excitingly I shall be getting one to try out for myself. This means that I’ll be able to really put it through it’s paces and share it with you all.

Watching the BenQ GS1 in action
Watching the BenQ GS1 in action

As well as getting to find out about the GS1 I also got to meet some lovely fellow bloggers, Karen from Mini Travellers and Becky from Munchies and Munchkins, which was a real treat. I also met up with Claire from BenQ’s PR team, who I have been working with for ages but never met, so it was great to put a face to the name. In fact I met lots of lovely people and had a really fun trip!

Seeing how well the BenQ GS1 works in light conditions
Seeing how well the BenQ GS1 works in light conditions

There was a wonderful spa at the hotel so we made full use of it. The evening saw a few cocktails, I mean what did you expect? You give a mummy a child free evening in a hotel and of course drinks are just inevitable.

A cute Knaus Tabbert caravan
A cute Knaus Tabbert caravan

I had such an amazing trip. I got to discover somewhere new, meet new people and also have some time to myself. I am very lucky.

An idea how the GS1 would work in a caravan
An idea how the GS1 would work in a caravan

The BenQ GS1 is coming soon and will be available from 20th July 2016.

Disclosure. I was invited on this press trip as a guest of BenQ for the launch of the BenQ GS1. All opinions are my own.

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