Days of Gratitude – Sunday 12th August 2012


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Grateful that after three months of travelling (and marriage!) we were still able to fit everything into these 4 bags!

20120812 packing light

Days of Gratitude – Saturday 11th August 2012


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Grateful for a lovely view of sunset from our apartment (for our last night in Europe).

20120811 Frankfurt Sunset

Days of Gratitude – Thursday 9th August 2012


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Grateful for Europe giving us a new perspective on bike riding – apologies for the political statement here … Bike riding should be easy if we want to encourage people to do it (and we should).  Compulsory helmets prevent people riding bikes and certainly prevent the hop on hop off stations of subsidised bikes that are all over Europe and well utilised.  Bike paths are necessary to keep cyclists safe and cyclists need a change of attitude too – you don’t need lycra and a road bike for commuting – you need a comfy bike with a chain guard and a mud guard and a whole bunch of other cool things like lights you connect up to your wheels so they don’t need batteries.

In this photo (pedestrian mall in Frankfurt) each tree either has a seat or a bike rack around it – having about 10 bike racks for the whole of Rundle Mall is clearly not enough! Get with the times South Australia and make cycling easy for people!

20120808 bike racks around trees

Days of Gratitude – Wednesday 8th August 2012


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On a long travel day grateful for some beers for the journey (and the delightful Simon pils  was a nice surprise from our visit to Luxembourg).

20120808 Simon pils