Days of Gratitude – Saturday 21st July 2012

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.

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Days of Gratitude – Saturday 7th July 2012

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.

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Days of Gratitude – Wednesday 4 July 2012

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