The Dublin Horse Show

The Dublin Horse Show

This past weekend we went to the Dublin Horse Show. It was so much fun! A horse show isn’t something we would have normally chosen as an option when we’re exploring a city. I love horses, but only rode a few times as a young girl. But if I’m out for a walk in the […]

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Ireland

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Ireland

The beautiful Marlay Park in Rathfarnham, Ireland was just a short walk from our apartment in Ballinteer. It is a green space that I really enjoyed after our city stays in Prague and Germany. The park is a mix of woodlands and ball fields (soccer, cricket and Gaelic football “pitches”or fields) and is 100+ hectares, […]

Feeling well rested our last night in Berlin.

Resting in Berlin

When we arrived in Berlin, I was tired. It wasn’t the kind of tired where I could rest for a day and then be okay for the next day. I was really tired, both emotionally and physically. So, in Berlin, I rested. I’m paying attention to my body, my mind, my heart, and resting when […]

The Reichstag Dome in Berlin

The Reichstag Dome in Berlin

The Reichstag building in Berlin houses the current German Parliament (called the Bundestag). The Reichstag was built in 1894 and was used by the government until 1933. The original building had a dome which was destroyed in a fire in 1933. The building suffered further damage during WWII, and was neglected and not used for […]

Klein-Erzgebirge in Oederan, Germany

Klein-Erzgebirge in Oederan, Germany

I was completely mesmerized by my trip to Klein-Erzgebirge in Oederan, a short drive from where we were staying in Chemnitz, Germany. My friends chose it as a trip that would lead us into the Ore Mountains (the Erzebirge) and keep me cool in the shade of the trees. It was a great choice for […]

Berlin Wall Memorial

Berlin Wall Memorial

The Berlin Wall Memorial is about 1 km from the apartment we rented in Berlin. It is one of the few places where you can see the original wall in place, as it was between 1961 and 1989. The wall is a concept I’m having a hard time getting my head around. I knew about […]

Schloss Lichtenwalde

Schloss Lichtenwalde

When we were in Chemnitz, Germany last week we visited Schloss Lichtenwalde. This is a baroque castle in the Saxony region of Germany. Lichtenwalde has a large park and beautiful gardens with more than 100 fountains. The castle was built between 1722 and 1726, and the gardens completed in 1772. The gardens are said to […]

The Ventitré

The Ventitré

We’ve had some interesting things come up with money in Europe. Our first stop was in Iceland. While Iceland is part of the Europe and some of their trade agreements, and also and participates in the Schengen agreement, they still have their own currency, the Krona. No problem, just go the ATM to get Kronas. […]

The Buildings of Old Town Prague

The Buildings of Old Town Prague

Prague is a beautiful city with a great feel to it. Because the weather was quite hot while we were there, I stayed indoors in the air conditioned apartment quite a bit. My strategy to deal with the heat is to go out early in the morning and late at night, so I did get […]

Where Are All the Forks?

Where Are All the Forks?

When we arrived in Prague a few weeks ago, we checked in to a 1 bedroom apartment that had great air conditioning. I was happy about the AC, as the weather was a bit too hot for me. Darren and I settled in to eat the food that we brought with us from Venice, only […]