Category Germany

Winter Weg: The Frozen North

Week 2: Day 7 – Day 14 20th – 26th December 2016 Arriving in Europe On arrival in Denmark, we blearily stepped off the plane into a cold wintry evening.  The cold seeps in through the gaps in the airport bubble where the plane meets the ground. Airport staff joke in Danish.  The airport is […]

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Week 41 – And on into Switzerland

2nd – 8th June 2014 Karlsruhe and Ettlingen Still in the warm hospitality of our couchsurfing hosts in Oberweir, near Ettlingen, we started the week with a chance to explore the fine city of Karlsruhe, in Baden-Wurttemburg.   Alex loaded us up into the Citroen Picasso, and took us into the green centre of the […]


Participating in a forum for civic engagement and volunteerism in Dusseldorf. Volunteering, Donation, etc. May, 2013 (Note: If you are considering any volunteer work overseas please stay safe, read our blog disclaimer and consider your personal decisions carefully. Also consider that volunteering with a family in tow, involves far more considerations, compromises and sacrifices, than that of a […]

Week 40 – A Trilogy of Adventures

May 26th – June 1st  2014   Bochum Day 274 saw us waving good bye to our good friends in Cluj Napoca, Romania, and boarding the budget Wizz flight to Dortmund, Germany. There we caught a train to Bochum to be met by our new couchsurfing hosts Freiderike and Constanze. We soon realised that although we had […]

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