September 2013

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好久不见

Long time no see, or hǎo jiǔ bu jiàn in Chinese, seems like an appropriate calque to use today. You see, I have never seen China. However, in a little more than one week, Jane and I will arrive in Beijing. Yes, it is true. We are officially going to China!!! Our passports are back, […]

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What It Means To Be Free

Woke up to the sound of tribal drums beating in the distance. Once again, I thought my Game Of Thrones reading marathon had finally gotten the better of me. But no! It is the Berlin Marathon! I leaped out of bed, pulled on whatever clothes were lying around, grabbed the camera, and ran outside. The […]

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Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

Nearly 80 years ago, despite outcry from around the world, the Olympic committee decided the Olympics should go ahead as planned, in Nazi Germany. Since we all know now that the IOC have taken a bribe or two in their time, I assume that at some point Hitler sent a few henchmen to visit various […]

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It’s Oktoberfest!

Do you know what happens when you’re in Germany in October (and late September, as it turns out)? That’s right. Oktoberfest! The world’s most famous place to drink very large beers. OK, so the real Oktoberfest happens in Munich, but that doesn’t stop the people of Berlin from gathering in Alexanderplatz to shiver in the […]

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Half A Year and Half A World Away

It is six months since spring was springing and we arrived in Rome to begin our journey. We have travelled almost 7,000 km through 15 countries to end up here, in Berlin, as winter creeps into the city. We hope to find out in the next 24 hours if we have passed the next hurdle, […]

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It’s Not All Drug Dealers And Graffiti You Know

Since we’ve been in Berlin, our mornings have been almost indistinguishable. We wake up late and then sit in bed reading, working, and drinking various caffeinated beverages. When we first got here, these mornings would stretch until 10 o’clock or so. As the days have worn on, and the sun has made fewer and fewer […]

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Follow The Money

Today I did something I have been avoiding ever since we arrived in Berlin: I checked our bank accounts. Tomorrow it will be six months since we left home, so I wanted to see two things. Do we have enough money left to keep travelling? How much have we spent so far? The answer to […]

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Let’s Go Wandering

Today Jane and I planned to have some ‘me’ time. When we spend almost every minute of every day together, recognising the need for some time alone is important. Actually forcing some personal time into our lives makes a huge difference, and I recommend it in any relationship, whether you are on a trip like […]

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Our Favourite Places: Slovenia

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This is part 3 of our series on the best places we visited, from Rome to Russia. Find out what caught our fancies in Slovenia, a lovely but litte-visited country.  ♥ [hr] Did you like this post? Please share it!

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All Ist Gut

It is Election Day in Deutschland and we are headed to parliament. Jane has reserved spots for Jesse, Jane, and me to go up into the Norman Foster designed dome atop the Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building. The dome is glass and steel with a ramp walkway up the inside, where tourists come to look out […]

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