A Whirlwind Football Getaway

It seemed like a crazy idea when we first thought about it, getting tickets to one of the biggest rivalry matches in the Bundesliga, spending less than 48 hours in Germany and flying home. It was good fun though! We made it to the airport after work on Friday with no major delays and boarded…

November Reflections

The end of November marks 10 months remaining in the UK. We’ve spent our last expat Thanksgiving here, and while I’ll miss the Christmas markets, mulled wine and mince pie, I won’t miss the rain, long nights and weak sunshine (when it bothers to come out). Thanksgiving here is always fun, but it doesn’t feel…

The South Coast of Malta

Our third day in Malta was dedicated to the coast. After dedicating our first day to Valletta and the second to the east, we were headed south. We ate breakfast in our apartment and headed to the Blue Grotto in hopes of taking a boat tour. We stopped at the viewpoint overhead, which actually offers…

Adventures in Wasdale

Without a doubt Wasdale is my favourite part of the Lake District. It’s a bit wilder than heading to the well traversed towns of Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick. The towns are smaller, the roads are narrow and windy, and the country pubs are remote. This weekend we started in Nether Wasdale and climbed up Buckbarrow,…

Ancient Temples, Seafood and Swimming: The Best of South East Malta

With only two full days in Malta, we tried to pack as much sightseeing in as we could. We spent our arrival day exploring Valletta, then headed further afield on day two. Our first stop on Saturady morning was the Hypogeum, believed to be the oldest underground temple in the world.  Only ten visitors can…