February 6th, 2010: Inside the Samba school Friday afternoon we went to the Samba school of Vila Vilha do get our costumes for the carneval parade. The place was bustling with activity. It was not really clear to us what was happening and why, but in the end we managed to get our dresses.
Having lost my blog from back then I discovered that a lot of entries still exist on Facebook. So here is what I have recollected: February 4th, 2010: Sightseeing in Rio Wednesday we spent a very hot day visiting the tourist sights of Rio. First we went up the hills by mini-bus to inspect the famous statue of Jesus. Next we went up the sugar loaf mountain by cable-car. Both trips… Read More
In 2008 on day 11.5 after having been together for 11.5 years we got married on a boat in Amsterdam. So today we will be celebrating! Have a nice weekend!
Having lost my blog from back then I discovered that a lot of entries still exist on Facebook. So here is what I have recollected: January 30th, 2010, Brazilian BBQ After a mixed night out (cosy bar first (yeah), club with house music later (yuck)), we had a good nights sleep after travelling and the preparation stress at home. After completing our beauty sleep Chris colleague Rafael picked us up for a nice… Read More
I made a selection of our favourite selfies Michael took last year during our sabbatical.
It was my tenth visit to San Francisco – for me it is like home no. 4 (after Dortmund, Amsterdam and Barcelona). The outline of the city on the hills, the skyline (now added with the Salesforce Tower) and of course the Golden Gate Bridge are all remarkable features. Having visited several other major cities in the USA, like New York, Los Angeles or Washington I also value the laid back and… Read More
We arrived to the Nevada Falls after a quite tiring climb of 600 meters in altitude. As we had not planned to go on a longer hike we had no water or snacks with us. Too bad! The top of Nevada Falls is the perfect pick-nick spot. After more than five hours we reached the car and were quite happy to have our first break. The bears did not steal our bananas… Read More
Tomorrow we will head to San Francisco. It will be my 10th visit to this awesome city. Looking forward to meet our friends, discover new areas (Yosemite national park! New APPLE headquarters! Visit to the TESLA factory) and just enjoy life (it is also a party city). So stay tuned for my blogs! In the meantime some past photos 🙂 Dolores Park in 2010my parents joining us in 2010 for a week… Read More
Now that full spring is in progress I can really recommend you to have a lunch menu in one of the following sunny beach restaurants. The prices for a 3-course menu vary from 15 Euro to 20 Euro including bread and a drink (sometimes also coffee). Ca La Nuri Xiroi, Pg. Marítim de la Nova Icària, 38 (Playa Nova Icària) This is the good spot to have lunch or dinner by the… Read More