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Wintergarten, Legoland and Potsdamer Platz

We try to make our travels interesting, fun and memorable for our children. When preparing for this trip we booked tickets to see a theatrical production of Aladdin at the … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

Playgrounds, Trabi museum and Checkpoint Charlie

This morning we set off to explore some play grounds, after our children had breakfast and before we broke our fasts. Our first stop was the great park in Käthe … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Berlin wall, Botanic Gardens and ethical eating

I travel a lot and I’ve never forgotten an important document. In fact I find it annoying at business hotels when the staff ask me to double check if I … Continue reading

December 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Christmas in Poland

Australia is in the southern hemisphere so for us Christmas is always in the middle of summer but we are bombarded by cultural references to snow at Christmas at high … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Kraków: chocolate, engineering & apples

This morning we headed into the old town, bought some of the classic, big pretzels of Kraków for our children from a street vendor and continued on to the chocolate … Continue reading

December 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

Kraków in the sunshine

This morning we set off in search of coffee and discovered a hairdresser at the end of our street that wasn’t full so I took our children in for their … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Polish aviation museum, Kraków

Today we started with a late breakfast at a cosy bakery near our apartment. Everything is super cheap and good here in Kraków. We started walking then gave up and … Continue reading

December 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kraków Christmas Markets

We are an expat family living in Trondheim, Norway, missing sunshine and all of the best parts of Australia. We like Trondheim but the thought of spending Christmas, as a … Continue reading

December 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

Book Review – The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst

Alan Hollinghurst won the Man Booker Prize in 2004 for The Line of Beauty. The cover of the book has an evocative photo of a beautiful iron-work gate with a … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Røros Julemarked

Since moving to Trondheim we have intended to visit Røros, a mountain village between Trondheim and Oslo that has a UNESCO World Heritage listed town centre. Røros was a copper … Continue reading

December 13, 2015 · 4 Comments