Grateful that I got to use the outside washing line at our accommodation. You see these everywhere in Europe but this is the first time I have ever used one. 5 floors up it is a bit scary putting your clothes on it … a long walk down if you drop something.
Grateful for the little things that are different and you have to learn in a new place… what makes travel interesting. We thought that going to a swimming pool would be easy (no language required) but in fact we needed to discover that you needed and to purchase swimming caps!
Grateful that I got to pee in a beer can today!
Grateful that we packed light to start with and after a month away ‘only’ had to post back 8kg of stuff including clothes now considered excess to requirements. Very grateful we wont have to carry it all for the next two months.
Grateful for my new sunglasses … oh and yes that is the Eiffel tower reflected in them.
You know you are in a very organised and civilised place when these appear regularly on street corners and, in fact, are often sign posted “defibrillateur 90m ->”.
This was in Monaco; our last port of call on our cruise, and made me grateful for all the differences that we have experienced so far in our travels (I don’t think these would last 3 seconds on the street in Naples …) but also the similarities (people have been friendly and helpful everywhere we have been).
Our first big move today – from Venice apartment to our cruise ship – grateful that we packed as light as we could. Even with limiting our packing it was still pretty heavy to carry the packs up and down all the little bridges in Venice. We made it though.
Grateful that before we left Adelaide we picked up this excellent guide book from a book clearance store. Has been so useful to have a guide book that gives fantastic tips on what’s worth seeing, how to get places, where to eat and even has self-guided walks past some of the favourite spots.
Grateful to have arrived in London and even more grateful that Simon got Qantas club membership before we left … a paper to read, a shower and a yummy self-serve breakfast were just what we needed before our next flight to Venice (which ended up being delayed).
Grateful to be beginning our overseas adventure.
PS at about the 30 hour mark in transit I was wondering whether this was such a good idea … but the travel was quickly forgotten once we got to Europe.