Posted in June 2012

Tips for Travel to Greece

Tips for Travel to Greece

A few stories and a few tips for travel in and around Greece. 1. Pack lightly. We’ve taken up the Rick Steve’s (link) method of traveling with quick-dry clothing that can be washing in the hotel sink. Greece is ideal for this because of the warm and dry weather where clothes dry quickly. For our … Continue reading

Our Scariest Moment in Greece

We’re in Paris now!  About 24 hours from now, we’ll be at the airport waiting for our flight home.  After more than two weeks away and receiving some heart-breaking news from home mid-week, we’re ready.  Here’s a quick story from Greece I wrote while on the plane to France: Unless you’ve been hiding under a … Continue reading

Greece!  Recap of First Five Days

Greece! Recap of First Five Days

T gave me permission to open my computer tonight, so here’s a condensed version of Greece thus far.  First of all, we’re looking at this  as I type.  Sunset in Santorini over the caldera.  (Caldera=water that filled in a crater formed by a volcano, or something like that.  Ask a geologist.)  I was in charge … Continue reading

Together in Greece!

Together in Greece!

Favorite part so far: reading signs and saying, “It’s all Greek to me.” Oh, and it’s really great to be back with T!!

Heaven and Hell in Germany

Heaven and Hell in Germany

I haven’t posted much about what I’ve been doing in Germany, and T would report that Greece is full of math, math, and more math thus far, but I do have a short report. First, the dark side (not really): Last night, I went to dinner with two coworkers in downtown Frankfurt at Apfelwein Klaus, … Continue reading

France v Germany

France v Germany

I have a few gross generalizations of French people and Germans I’d like to share. I would definitely consider myself an expert from my approximately 1.5 days spent in each country. French People Love and appreciate beauty:  I could have said “really care about appearances” here but I do think this is a positive thing … Continue reading

Day 2: Introduction to Paris

Day 2: Introduction to Paris

Just checking in again.  I probably won’t be so good at posting later in our trip when we’re on the true “honeymoon” portion.  That might be because T will threaten to throw my computer in the Mediterranean.  Plus, I don’t think Santorini is too complicated, necessitating frequent wifi-connected requests for directions, hours, prices, etc.  Santorini … Continue reading

Day 1: Rain and Rick Steves to the Rescue

Day 1: Rain and Rick Steves to the Rescue

We’ve been here 1 whole day now!  We are just waking up after a very restful night’s sleep. Yesterday’s activities included checking into the hotel, taking a quick nap, waking up for the bike tour, deciding to move the bike tour to Saturday (today) since it was raining, taking another nap, then heading to the … Continue reading

We’re here!

We’re here!

We arrived in Paris a little after 8 local time, which is 1 AM Central time. K lived up to her reputation of world’s best sleeper and got at least 4 hours of sleep. T didn’t have as much luck and is struggling with only around 2 hours of shut eye. We are waiting in … Continue reading