On the drive from Prague to Austria, lines from Billy Joel’s “Vienna” kept playing through my head: Slow down, you crazy child You’re so ambitious for a juvenile But then if you’re so smart, then tell me Why are you still so afraid? Where’s the fire, what’s the hurry about? You’d better cool it off before you … More Austria
July was pretty epic guys. After my family visited, we all traveled to Prague and Vienna together. So much fun packed into one month, and now I’m going through withdrawals… Andrew and I went to Budapest last year, and ever since we’ve been itching to go to Prague and Vienna. They were important cities in the Habsburg … More Prague
I’ve become more sentimental since moving abroad. There I said it. Food is one of the many things that triggers nostalgia. The other day I discovered where Sainsbury’s hides Kraft Mac & Cheese (in the sweets aisle, really?!), and I was way more excited than I should have been. Andrew and I then proceeded to eat … More Expat Tales
Once a month or so, Andrew and I like to go to London for the day and get lost. We’re only 20-30 minutes away by train, but we’re often so tired by the weekend that we choose to stay home (and save money). I catch up on boring, but necessary, things like laundry -an all day … More A Day In London
Rome / Tivoli / Assisi / Florence Probably the best thing about working in the UK is the amount of required holiday for employees. In the US, I was content with 10 vacation days a year, but now I get 25 -not including bank holidays!!! As I typed the title of this post, I was reminded of how … More 10 Days In Italy
Happy April 1st! March was an eventful month for us. We planned a trip to Italy, went to Italy, and oh – our MoveCube arrived! It was delivered on March 7th, and it’s been great getting reacquainted with everything we packed in boxes 8 months ago. But before we could start enjoying our possessions, we had … More The Things Are Here!!!
Way back in July, we filled a big wooden crate with all of our possessions to be shipped to the UK. We knew the shipping process would take a long time (about 3 months). We knew there was some risk involved. We forged ahead, reasoning that risks and some unpleasantness are unavoidable with an international … More Living Room Update/Horrors of Shipping
When we told people we were moving to the UK, I think most of them assumed we’d start travelling right away, and spend all of our time going to new places. By now we should have seen 80% of Europe, at LEAST! Now, you might be wondering what gave me that impression. I submit to … More Life Lately