Entries from 'family'

some call it Africa…

We went for a holiday to South Africa and Namibia and it was so, so good to be back in this beautiful part of the world. From the Mother City, we drove up to the Fish River Canyon in Namibia, spent a few days on a farm in the Karoo and were living the good…

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Alle Jahre wieder…

Like every year (except last) we spent Christmas at my parents’ place and enjoyed a couple of days with family and friends. It was so special to see the lights and the decorations on the Christmas tree together, and to open some presents – even though someone thought the wrapping paper was far more interesting…

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catching up: Sommer dahoam

This year I got to spend a good part of summer at my parent’s place with our baby. Our days consisted of time spent around the house and the garden, long walks through the fields, trips to nearby towns and lots of friends’ visits. We also spent a couple of summery days in the mountains,…

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late summer activities

In early September the weather was still beautiful and we enjoyed a fantastic late summer weekend in Bavaria. One day we swam in the clear, refreshing water of the Starnberger See and took a long sunbath. The next day we hiked up the Breitenstein, some 1600m above sea level, with a spectacular view of the…

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a day at the lake

On the last day of summer we drove to Austria and spent a day at the Schwarzsee, a little lake near Kitzbühel. The sun was still warm and so I got into the water for a little swim before enjoying some coffee on the lakehouse terrace nearby. In the afternoon, we went for a walk…

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an afternoon walk in Nymphenburg

I was lucky and got to spend a couple of days with my family in Munich in early September. The castle grounds and the park of Schloss Nymphenburg is one of my favorite places in Munich and we went there for a walk around the lake with the little temple and the pretty little Badenburg….

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Birthday in the bush

A few weekends ago, we celebrated my sister’s and my birthday with cake and bubbles. We also went on a game drive to Mokolodi and had a bush picknick overlooking the green hills and the dam. It was nice spending some time with friends and family and I hope they will enjoy their holiday in…

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Plaisir d’Hiver

Before I leave, I wanted to spend some more time in the mountains. In the past few days it snowed a lot in the Alps and today it was sunny, so I went on a day trip with my dad. We drove to Spitzing and hiked up to the Firstalm with our sleighs.There we sat…

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Chiemsee-Bankerl

Greetings from Bavaria! We went on a family day trip to Chiemsee shortly after Christmas and I loved to be near the mountains. During the summer it is also beautiful there, but during the winter months it is more peaceful and quiet, and the views are just as nice.

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Christmas time

Christmas traditionally is a family holiday, and so we left Gaborone to spend some time with my family in Bavaria, and to celebrate my grandmother’s birthday. It was great to catch up with everyone, who has travelled from various parts of the world to our hometown, and to eat lots of homemade, delicious food…Hope everyone…

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Rain Escape

It was pouring down here in Gaborone during the Easter weekend but we managed to escape the rain for a while by going to beautiful Madikwe with my parents. Just across the border, we were lucky that the rain had stopped by the time we got there and we got some sunshine during our evening…

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Where there’s Smoke, there’s Thunder

This past weekend we drove up to the Victoria Falls with my parents, who are currently visiting from Germany. After a night at Nata Lodge, we continued our journey to see the water masses of the Zambezi River falling over the edge. On our way, we encountered some elephants on the roadside, passed huge sun-flower…

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