“Kamelle, Kamelle!”

Brian and I were recently in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (this includes Cologne, Bonn, and Düsseldorf, most notably) to celebrate Karneval (or Fasching, or Fasnacht, or Mardi Gras, depending on where you come from), and it was… an experience. Before I delve into our trip specifics, here’s a quick lesson about this holiday,…

Mint Tea and Tajines!

This past weekend, Brian, Britt, Julia, and I took a “4”-day trip to Morocco. I use the number 4 pretty liberally, as we arrived late Friday night in Casablanca, took a 3-hour train to Marrakech on Saturday morning, and then Brian and I headed back to Casablanca early Monday morning to catch an afternoon flight…

Couchsurfing Europe!

Couchsurfing (v.) – “Referring to the practice of moving from one friend’s house to another, sleeping in whatever spare space is available, floor or couch, generally staying a few days before moving on to the next house.” (Wikipedia) Brian and I discovered CouchSurfing (this time it’s an organization, not a verb) while here in Freiburg…

Exploring Germany’s Oldest City – Trier

On our way home from a trip to Luxembourg City last weekend (to be discussed in a later post), Brian and I decided to take a side trip to Trier, which really couldn’t have been more “on the way.” Trier is located in Western Germany, just 40 minutes by car from Luxembourg City. I didn’t…

Family time in Paris!

Sometimes, Brian and I have to pinch ourselves because of how lucky we are. Just 4 days after getting back from an amazing Thanksgiving in London, we were setting off via train to Paris to visit my uncle and aunt from Maryland! Side note: fast trains are mind blowing. We topped out at 315 km/hour…

Thanksgiving in London!

We really should stop disappearing for weeks on end, don’t you think? I call it the “Instant Social Media Syndrome,” in which we post pictures and updates on Facebook and Instagram and think that everyone can see them. I forget there’s a world out there where Facebook doesn’t occupy multiple hours per day – it…

And We’re Back!

Our apologies for disappearing for so long! We know you’ve just been waiting with bated breath for our return. We moved about 4 weeks ago and just got Wifi installed 2 days ago, so we’ve been living in the dark ages for nearly a month (egad!) This post is mostly to fill you all in…