I have been delaying this blog for a few months now. Probably due to the fact that I am struggling to come to terms with the fact that this could be the last post for this blog in Europe. It was an amazing ride though, and we visited more places than we could ever have … More Ireland – The Wild West
I feel a little ridiculous writing about visiting Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the third time in less than a year, but when you find a good thing and new things to do every time, then it is worth a quick post to write about the amazing things to do in the area. I won’t go into the … More Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the summer
After almost three years living in Germany, we finally visited an area that many people that we work/live around visit early on in their time in Germany. Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a beautiful area in the Bavarian alps. I had never really felt drawn to the area, I saw it as somewhere to go if we were … More Germany – Garmisch-Partenkirchen
It would be terrible to live in Germany for four years and never make it to arguably the biggest event that Germany is known for. Oktoberfest. Every time I have said to anyone in New Zealand and Australia that we live in Germany, they’ve always asked, “Have you been to Oktoberfest?” Now we can say … More Germany – Munich & Oktoberfest
Our time in Budapest had come to an end and it was time to move on to our next adventure. If you have read my earlier blog about our New Years trip to Vienna, you will remember that our trip ended on a not so pleasant note – specifically, a case of food poisoning. Due … More Austria – Vienna (II)
In June, Nick’s little brother Quinn visited for a week. When we were trying to figure out where he needed to visit, it was decided that it couldn’t be a European vacation without a trip to Paris. Germany has an extremely efficient rail system called the Deutsche Bahn. It also travels to some international locations. … More France – Paris (II)
Vienna had been on my bucket list since I was about 12 years old. I had a penpal who lived in Austria and used to write about the balls that his mother forced him to dance at. It had seemed so foreign, so exotic to me growing up in New Zealand; imagining these beautiful buildings … More Vienna, Austria – New Years!
Wow, it’s been so long since this trip, and I feel terrible for not blogging about it sooner, but as is the theme with this blog, there’s always been another trip on my mind that we have been preparing for. Berlin wasn’t planned until about 2 weeks before New Years. It wasn’t until then that … More Germany, Berlin – Bringing in the New Year!
The Christmas market day trip started with a post that my friend, Melannie, posted on her Facebook page – “Any of my friends in Germany want to join in on this trip to famous Christmas markets on the 22nd of Dec?” Umm, yes. Of course! Keila (who I went to Paris with) also was in, … More Germany – Nürnberg & Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas markets
Nick’s workmate, Jeremiah and his girlfriend Anna were planning a trip to Brussels in Belgium for Anna’s birthday in December. We decided to tag along too – why not, we said! Apologies in advance for the dark photos – the iPhone didn’t like Belgium! The drive took about 3 hours to get there. Or should … More Belgium – Brussels overnighter