Monday madness – a travel-day

Our story begins with two stuffy-nosed, bleary-eyed, grumpy travellers… to say we ‘awoke’ this morning is generous. Daylight crept into the room, it did not gently stroke our brow, and whisper gently. No, it slithered in, it poked me in both eyes, smirked at my indigence, and laughed loudly as it slammed the door on…

Sunday-funday?

In theory Sunday should be a fun-day… and our was, once it started properly. Our accommodations for the past week have been comfortable, for the most part, however the bed has left a little to be desired… so last night we booked a hotel room for our last night in Berlin, and that meant that…

Sandwiches, Starbucks, and a Saturday Stroll

You did know I have a problem with alliteration, right? Guess you do now! Today we discovered the horror that is starting a busy itinerary without caffeine. This morning was not pretty. It was horrendous. We have survived, our relationship is intact, but best of all, we have learnt a valuable lesson = life goes…

Oktoberfest!

Ahhh, is there anything more relaxing than a day without demands? A day spent catching up on favourite past times? I’m not sure, but today was one of those days for me. Waving off the other-half to the conference, I took my time over a cup of coffee, caught up on Twitter, Facebook, and some…

Brandenburg and there abouts

It was all go today… well, so long as go was slow/steady, and didn’t involve high amounts of energy! This was due mainly to the fact that neither of us slept particularly well, mostly due to the heat. Whilst we’d been looking ward to it being a little warmer over here, we weren’t expecting 20ish…

First impressions: Berlin

Wow, that should have been so much easier! Getting from Leeds, to Manchester, to Berlin should have taken us around 6hrs. Should have. 1.5hrs to Manchester, 2hr flight, time in between spent on immigration etc. Before checking into our AirBnB by 5pm. That’s not what happened. We’ve been looking forward to this trip for a…

We made it!

I hate flying, that’s a given, but I have to say, the flight was good. But then it was short, so that’s always a good start! Since arriving we’ve hired a car, and driven in semi-darkness from the airport to the back of beyond – colloquial Aussie for ‘I have no bloody idea where we…

Off to Portugal we go…

You never really know how things are going to pan out when travelling… especially when the trip is also the testing ground for a new relationship. Some may consider it foolish or risky, to throw two people – who’re still only getting to know each other – into a confined space, in a foreign country,…

Days Six and Seven

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside… It’s a famous, or infamous, line from a well known and cherished song, my parents know it, my grandparents used to sing it to me when I was a child (and other songs/rhymes I’ve long since forgotten all the words too), and it’s still true today….

Days Two and Three

Day two was the beginning of us really taking it easy, once again we arose late, we ate some brunch and talked about where we’d go and what we might do. Given that we were so reticent to leave it’s a wonder we saw anything at all, but eventually we did head off and our…