Summer Holiday 2019 – Part the First

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    Arrival

    Please be aware there will be mention of alcohol later in this post, though not extensive. Should that be a problem, I suggest care while reading.

    We left a rainy home at about nine in the morning. Well, to be fair the rain had stopped so we didn’t have to lug cases in the wet, but it was still in the air and well, hot and muggy. Luck held though as the taxi met the train with about three minutes to spare and we were aboard before the rain came back.

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    Categories: Brussels, Holiday

    Planning for Bruxelles

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    Well, it’s that time of year again when we plan a trip abroad. This year, it’ll be Bruxelles and Köln by Eurostar. It might be the last time we get to visit Europe before the insanity of Brexit gets in the way and causes problems for everyone. I should say we’re lucky for the delays, or else there might already be visa checks and other such nonsense.

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    Categories: Brussels, Cologne, Holiday

    Berlin 2018: Day 2 – Birthday

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    Pair of macaws

    We decided to take it easy after such a long first day, so barely made it out of the hotel room before 11am. The weather of course, being great. Louise thought that a nice easy trip without a lot of walking would be to the Berlin Zoo, and since it was just a half kilometre away I agreed, and so we headed out. How wrong we were. Read more…

    Categories: Berlin, Birthday, Going Out, Holiday

    Berlin 2018: Day 1 – Arrival

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    Jewish Holocaust Memorial

     

    A hard but fun day. Up at 2am to get to the airport in time – at least we had coffee before leaving. The roads were fairly clear, the airport queues were long. The flight (with easyJet) was crowded on a plane with seating designed for children, and the staff at Shöenfeld were far less efficient than I was led to believe. Read more…

    Categories: Berlin, Holiday

    Why does everything have to be so complicated?

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    So we’re going on holiday soon and well, I wanted to carry a few less cables around with us, partly to save weight (not that it’s much) but also to reduce the chances of them getting lost in the hotel room or while out and about. With all this in mind I decided to get a USB-C SD Card reader so that I could upload photos from our cameras to my tablet (Google Pixel C) and thence to this (or Lou’s blog). What a nightmare!

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