Entries from 'winter'

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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winter isn’t over yet

This week, winter came back in full force. Snow, wind and freezing temperatures reminded me that weather is unpredictable over here. So I’m glad I get to escape wintery Europe for a bit and hope that by the time I get back winter is really gone.

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settling in and a visit

So far, I’ve had a fairly smooth start over here even though it meant moving around a few times with my suitcases. In the meantime, though, I’ve found a nice appartment and also collected a few more things from my other home. Then, Björn came to visit for a few days and we used the…

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Mountains and Carneval

Last weekend I visited a good friend in Luzern and got to see the Swiss version of carneval, called Fasnacht, when we walked around town on Saturday. It was freezing cold, but sunny – the first time I really saw the sky since I am back in Europe! Luzern is surrounded by water and mountains,…

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Winter Days

I arrived in Frankfurt in the middle of winter and it was quite a temperature shock! The city is covered in snow and looks pretty, but it is biting cold outside. After walking around town for a couple of hours, I seriously needed to warm up and so I ventured into the greenhouses of the…

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welcome 2013!

After a rather busy December we had the chance to spend some time with our families and friends over the holidays. And before the blog hiatus becomes too long, here’s a few pictures from our trip to Austria. To 2013 and all the changes it may bring!

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winter hike

We were lucky and got some really nice, clear days in the Drakensberg. So, after saying good morning to our resident ponies, we went to the Royal Natal National Park and hiked around for a couple of hours. The landscape is really beautiful and all the time you see the amazing Amphitheatre towering over the…

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on to the berg

When I came back from Jordan, I went directly from the airport into the car and on to the beautiful Drakensberg region in South Africa. It took us a couple of hours to get there and I was completely exhausted after the long journey, but there were some really amazing moments on the way. Like…

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American Roadtrip Part 2

The western part of New York State is very rural with lots of small farms and villages, and it also known for the Amish people that live here. This time of the year is particularly quiet and a lot of places are closed for the season. We discovered a lovely little lake and walked around…

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Sunset Saturday XXXXVI

Another wintery evening sky in Bavaria. The last couple of days were sunny and rather cold but still no snow down here. We’re flying back to Botswana today, saying goodbye to winter and hello to summer in the Southern hemisphere!

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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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Impressions from Berlin

We spent a few days in wintery Berlin, and got to see a lot of different quarters while looking at different locations and meeting friends. The city is full of history, beautifully restored buildings, and lots of interesting architecture to discover, but I guess January is not really the best time to explore Berlin…pictures:1, Deutsches…

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Sunset Saturday XXXXIV

I finished the year the same way I started it: with a day on the slopes. Except this time there was no sunshine, but snow, snow, snow.Happy New Year!

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Jahresendurlaub

We’re off to the mountains today for some skiing, and to celebrate New Year’s Eve!Rutschts guad and see you in 2012!

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Sunset Saturday XXXXIII

A winter sunset near my parents’ house in Bavaria. The sun is gone as early as 4pm at this time of the year, making the days quite short, and it is way too warm for snow at the moment, which makes it even darker during the long nights. At least we got to see some…

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