Category Archives: our life

way too much stuff


So a funny thing happened. I was just packing for our vacation to Mexico tomorrow (for 10 days). I put together some outfits for different activities that we planned 1, sporty stuff: hiking, looking at ruins, kayaking, swimming (Bikini, longsleeve … Continue reading

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And on it goes..


There is nothing more constant in life than transience. Our stay here is now slowly coming to an end, and we’ll be moving overseas at the beginning of summer. I am buried in deadlines to wrap up my work here, … Continue reading

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smashed, defeated


Mountain 2: clams 0!! Last week’s hiking was wonderful – the sun was out the whole day, we picked a really nice hidden private reservation that we had overlooked so far with rolling hills and cedar and oak forests, including … Continue reading

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Travel-motivated budgeting


First of all, welcome¬† to everyone who stumbled over our blog coming from Tanja’s site – hope you enjoy this little excursion into our life. I’d be happy if you leave comments… At the moment we’re busy trying to pull … Continue reading

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What a change!


Compared to one week ago, the landscape has changed dramatically: Where we largely slipped over trails glazed with ice and snow last week, this weekend’s hiking has been so, well, muddy. But it’s a joy seeing the season change, like … Continue reading

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Romantic hour


No matter where you are in Africa, power outages can be quite common. The good thing is that everybody is prepared for them, such that hospitals and other places where electricity is vital, have fuel emergency generators. I remember some … Continue reading

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Very simple wedding


When we decided to get married, it became clear very quickly that it wasn’t going to be a big event. First of all, both of us get stressed easily around a lot of people. Big events are something that always … Continue reading

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