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Easter in Germany, Part I

Easter in Germany, Part I

For Easter, we traveled to Germany to visit friends. We flew to Frankfurt on Good Friday and drove to our friends’ house in a small village near Bamberg. Once we arrived, we strolled around the village, caught up with our friends, and had a lovely 

Exploring Austin

Exploring Austin

I have been completely swamped with family issues and work for the past couple of months, resulting in my neglecting this blog. Here you finally have my last Texas post. On Tuesday morning we started the day with breakfast at 1886 Café & Bakery at 

Austin’s food scene was impressive

Austin’s food scene was impressive

On Sunday it was time to leave San Antonio and head to Austin. We stopped at San Marcos Premium Outlets and the adjacent Tanger Outlets San Marcos for some shopping. After a couple of hours of shopping and some lunch, we drove on to Austin. 

Ghost tour & brewery tour in San Antonio

Ghost tour & brewery tour in San Antonio

I had pre-booked a few activities in San Antonio. On Friday evening we joined a ghost tour and on Saturday we took a brewery tour. Lunch at the Pearl After exploring the King Willian district we took the car and drove to the Pearl. We 

San Antonio missions and old neighborhoods

San Antonio missions and old neighborhoods

For our first full day in San Antonio, we visited the Alamo and some other missions. On Friday we started the day by touring some old neighborhoods. The Alamo You cannot visit San Antonio without visiting the Alamo. Visiting the Alamo is free but if 

First visit to Texas

First visit to Texas

In early January we headed to Texas for a week-long vacation. First, we spent four nights in San Antonio and then three in Austin. Texas was a new experience for me as I had never been. Hubby had been on some business trips in Texas 

Long weekend in Brussels

Long weekend in Brussels

In November, I took my second solo trip of 2022. I traveled to Brussels to visit my niece who has been living here for years. Small boutique hotel in Saint-Gilles I flew to Brussels on Thursday and arrived quite late so the hotel reception was 

Conference in Los Angeles

Conference in Los Angeles

Work and life have kept me super-busy in recent months. I’ve also suffered from writer’s fatigue. All this resulted in the blog being left on the back burner. With another trip looming in a couple of weeks I felt it was high time to try 

My birthday bash in Italy

My birthday bash in Italy

This post is so overdue it’s not even funny. Work has been super busy lately and I’ve also been away for a while. Well, I guess sometimes life just gets the best of you. Dinner with all our guests Wednesday saw the arrival of our 

Eating out in Sagginale

Eating out in Sagginale

There had been some talk of people possibly wanting to go explore Florence on Tuesday. Me, hubby and my niece had explored the city a few years back when celebrating my mother’s 70th. So we had no plans to go to Florence this time around.