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 – Friday 10th August 2012


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Grateful that our brewery hobby gets us to some places away from the usual tourist traps.

120810 brewery

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

Days of Gratitude – Friday 20th July 2012


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Grateful for a day full of surprises.  We had an overnight stop in Hamburg on our way to Copenhagen and weren’t expecting anything: we went to the ‘Miniatur Wunderland’ which was amazing. After a few hours there we stumbles across “The Dom’ a fair that was packed with people and rides. We had dinner from this cool BBQ place. While we were eating fireworks started! An awesome and unexpected little stop in Hamburg.

20120720 Hamburg BBQ

Days of Gratitude – Thursday 19th July 2012


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Grateful to have located the perfect pancakes for Simon’s Birthday breakfast in Berlin.  Turns out they aren’t that common here – not fluffy ones anyway; crepes are readily available.  This one is my delicious banana pancake with maple syrup.

20120719 banana pancake

Not exactly on the main strip but if you are in Berlin I think worth the effort to get there – http://schoenescafe.de/

Days of Gratitude – Wednesday 18th July 2012


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Grateful that we somehow managed to be organised enough to request a time to climb the Reichstag Dome (Parliament Building) in Berlin.

20120718 Reichstag dome Berlin

I found it a very moving experience.The historical significance of this building is amazing and it is wonderful to see it being used and loved by the German people again.  The architecture of the dome and the view were also amazing.

20120718 Reichstage climb

The audio-tour was excellent – GPS activated it just starts talking when you get to certain points.  The historical display at the bottom of the dome tracing the Reichstag’s history was fascinating.

Days of Gratitude – Tuesday 17th July 2012


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Grateful for us lucking into the seats with the best view of Gendarmenmarkt (square) at our hot chocolate stop.

20120717 Gendarenmarkt

Days of Gratitude – Monday 16th July 2012


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Grateful for the more liberal dog policies in Europe which have taught me that Mia and Cooper should be coming a lot more places with me.  This is a lady having her hair done at a train station and I can just about guarantee that she and her dog arrived on the train – it is rare to not see a dog on a suburban train.

20120716 hairdresser dog

Days of Gratitude – Friday 6th July 2012


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Grateful for getting a little squirrel today.  I have wanted one ever since we saw them for sale on La Ramblas in Barcelona (end of May).  Today it was a dream come true getting one of my own – but even better this one is a toy so I could post him home with no trouble.  Have a good trip little squirrel and I will see you in Australia.

(Viktualienmarkt, Munich, Germany).

20120706 squirrel