Days of Gratitude – Tuesday 24th July 2012


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Grateful for our lovely guesthouse complete with private hot tub!

20120724 hot tub

 

Days of Gratitude – Monday 23rd July 2012


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Grateful for surprises at the airport – stunning beer; Brooklyn Brewery East India Pale Ale.

20120723 brooklyn brewery east india pale ale

Days of Gratitude – Saturday 21st July 2012


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Another surprising day. We couldn’t get the online reservation for the train to Copenhagen to work so turned up at the station anyway … spent the first hour sitting on the floor of the train. Then we were able to to get seats when someone got off. The next thing was the the train WENT ON A FERRY. Yes that’s right the whole train drove onto the ferry! Only a short ferry ride but definitely very cool! Grateful for the surprises travel brings.

20120721 ferry train

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 – Wednesday 11th July 2012


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Grateful we climbed to the top of St Istvan’s cathedral.

20120711 View from St Istvan's Cathedral

Love the colourful tiled roof. This was also where we saw a very moving exhibit on the Soviet’s treatment of many Priests during the years after WWII.

Days of Gratitude – Tuesday 10th July 2012


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Grateful for Simon being able to do this in the Buda part of Budapest.

20120710 chippy at Fisherman's Bastian

Days of Gratitude – Saturday 7th July 2012


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Grateful for being in Hungary with the ‘monopoly money’.  A 20,000 FT note from the ATM! The surprising thing is that it actually goes a fair way.  Beautiful dinner (I had perfectly cooked Salmon) and too much wine cost 14,000 FT (less than $60 AUS).  Don’t even talk to me about what this would have cost in Switzerland.

20120707 Hungarian money

Days of Gratitude – Wednesday 4 July 2012


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Today was very hard to choose the appropriate photo for days of gratitude.  I was very grateful to finally be able to get to a laundromat this morning.  Skip ahead to next paragraph if that doesn’t sound interesting … the last washing machine we had was in Interlaken and involved some slightly dodgy electrical situation … an extension cord down from our apartment and unplugging a washing machine below our apartment … that was ages ago and since then it has been hand washing in extremely humid (so several outfits per day) Italy and Germany.  So to have a full compliment of clean clothes was very good.

However, we also went outside of Munich today to visit some brew pubs and the winner of Gratitude for the Day has to be meeting locals at a pub and Simon having enough German to get by in a conversation.  The photo is of Rudi’s stein.  He has his own stein kept at the brewery for when he comes.  Lovely to meet him and have the chance to have a conversation with him (well for Simon to have a conversation with him anyway).

20120704 Rudi's stein

Days of Gratitude – Tuesday 3 July 2012


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Grateful for the multicultural mix in Munich – we are in the “English” garden not far from the “Chinese” tower and see some lovely ladies pass by us in a boat.

20120703 lake at English garden

Days of Gratitude – Monday 2 July 2012


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Grateful for a bowl of vegetables in Munich … lovely to see such relatively relatively healthy food after a week of pizza and pasta in Italy (I wasn’t counting the 1/2 stick of melted butter on the vegetables …).

20120701 vegetable in Munich