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The Bears of Berlin

Berlin brought the best out in me. It was a city of exploration and discovery; with its gritty carcass of history exposing its bones, brushed over with bright colours. Every corner had an enticing nook, turning the pages of its … Continue reading

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Finding my Place in Berlin

The plane touched down on a drizzly tarmac, where the vista of Berlin was barely seen beyond the rooftops surrounding Tegel Airport. I had to laugh, really, as Tegel is a brand of poultry products in NZ. I wondered what … Continue reading

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Goodbye Switzerland, Hello New Adventures

My exit from Switzerland was a culmination of sadness and happiness. The month had been filled with new experiences, with self-realisations, with pushing through when I was struggling, and, as always, learning opportunities. My inner scheduled self, competed with the … Continue reading

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A Lake Como Retreat

My accounts of my month as a ‘Swiss Miss’ have nearly come to an end. But before I bid farewell  to the home of the creamiest butter and tastiest water, I have to divulge my mini-vacay to Italia. My host … Continue reading

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Picking Myself up, on a Bicycle

I’ve written about it before, I am a self-confessed crappy cycler. When I’m descending hills, I hold the brakes to the point where the bike is at a standstill. I wobble with nerves when vehicles drive past me. I clip … Continue reading

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Chur! It’s a Beard Festival

When people ask me about my travel last year, there is one experience that is at the forefront of my memory and features heavily in my regaling – the time I watched a beard competition. This will go down in … Continue reading

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The Swiss Food that I Miss

I have just been perusing my travel diary, flicking through the pages and wondering what part of my Swiss adventure that I’ll blog about next. The beard festival, Heidiland, my trip to Lake Como…?  That all went out the window … Continue reading

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Along the Beaten Track

Switzerland really is quite quaint, with a lot of nooks and crannies to explore. Amid the rainy days flourishing the greens, I’d follow little paths through the woods and along undulating hillsides.

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Standing on Top of the World

It’s raining hard, right now. I was going to go for a walk, too. Honest. This is reminiscent of my month in Switzerland, because even though it was summer it was an unusually wet August. This was a stark contrast … Continue reading

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Skinny Roads Lead to Heavenly Heights

When I have travelled, over the years, one of the things that I have appreciated the most about staying with hosts and friends is the hospitality. It doesn’t matter where I have been in the world, it seems that people … Continue reading

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