Italy, Venice

Venezia (Venice) Train journey and hotel It was time for us to head to Firenze Station to head to Venice Mestre. I did a lot of research before determining where we would stay the last night of our honeymoon. My heart said Venice (the island), but my mind said Mestre, simply due to budget and … More Italy, Venice

Italy – Florence

A couple of weeks have passed since my part I blog post about our Italy belated honeymoon/first anniversary. It’s Thanksgiving, I’m caught up on housework, and I think it’s time to discuss part II! Firenze (Florence), Italy Day One On Wednesday morning we made our way on foot to Roma Termini station. We got there … More Italy – Florence

Italy – Rome

It’s been over a month since we returned from our first anniversary/honeymoon trip. I’m ashamed that it has taken me so long to update the blog, but life has a way of throwing curve balls. I’m happy to say I am now employed. It’s nothing to write home about, but it’s enough hours a week … More Italy – Rome

Germany – Heidelberg day trip, Kiwis come to town, Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt

Yet again, I’m very behind with this blog. It’s a good thing that I have the memory of an elephant; otherwise some important moments could be lost and forgotten forever. Heidelberg We had some downtime one afternoon, so we decided to go for a day trip to Heidelberg. It’s about an hour and a half … More Germany – Heidelberg day trip, Kiwis come to town, Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt

Switzerland – Interlaken, Thun & Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Last Christmas I was stumped on what to get Nick. I was in New Zealand and had to travel to start my life in the USA with 2 suitcases (which weren’t allowed to weigh more than 23kg a piece). The idea struck me – what about a bungee jump? I could get a voucher so … More Switzerland – Interlaken, Thun & Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Belgium & Germany – Supermarket trip, Formula 1 and Saarbrücken

In the last month we have been taking things easy as Nick has been taking a math course which has severely limited our ability to go away. Not to bother though, in August we are headed to London, England and Interlaken, Switzerland. In September we are headed to Italy, for our first anniversary, to see … More Belgium & Germany – Supermarket trip, Formula 1 and Saarbrücken

Luxembourg & Germany – Laura visits for the weekend

As promised, today’s blog update is about last weekend when my friend, Laura, visited us from London. Laura and I met when we worked at Ernst & Young Perth, Australia. It turned out we were both from Christchurch, New Zealand. Friendship ensued, we went our separate ways and technically now we are on the same … More Luxembourg & Germany – Laura visits for the weekend

Germany – settling in walks, eating out and flea markets

It’s been a few weeks since I posted. That’s mainly because we haven’t really been up to all that much exciting, just settling into living a ‘normal’ life in a foreign country. Here are some photos of Ramstein & Miesenbach villages from when I have been walking into town to meet new friends for gelato … More Germany – settling in walks, eating out and flea markets