Days of Gratitude – Friday 29 June 2012


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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.

20120629 sky high washing line

Days of Gratitude – Wednesday 27 June 2012


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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!

20120627 swimming caps Lake Como

Days of Gratitude – Monday 25 June 2012


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Grateful that I got to pee in a beer can today!

20120625 beer can toilet

20120625 beer can toilet

Days of Gratitude – Monday 18 June


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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.

20120618 packing box to post home

Days of Gratitude – Sunday 3 June


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Grateful for my new sunglasses   … oh and yes that is the Eiffel tower reflected in them.

20120603 paris sunglases

 

Days of Gratitude – Tuesday 29 May


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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).

20120529 Defibrillateur monaco

Days of Gratitude – Fri 18 May


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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.

20120518 backpacks

 

Days of Gratitude – Thursday 17 May


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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.

20120517 guide book

Days of Gratitude – Tues, 15 May


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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).

20120515 in london

Days of Gratitude – Mon, 14 May


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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.

20120514 travel overseas