Over the long 4th of July weekend, we took our first trip out of town to a small coastal town called Hua Hin. It’s known for being a vacation destination for the royal family. Fancy schmancy!
So I’m taking a step back to recap some of our travels and share some photos. Trying to play catchup, since I’ve been slacking on the blog updates!
We traveled to Berlin the weekend before Christmas for a 4-day getaway. It was my first time in Germany, and it made me want to return to Germany in the future — the people were friendly, our hotel was gorgeous, and we just had a generally good time walking around (the several glasses of mulled wine involved throughout the trip may have also influenced my happiness.).
It’s a new year! So excited for 2014 and all of the fun things to come. I have a good feeling about this year. Or, it could just be that I really like even numbers. Either way, on New Year’s Eve, I found myself looking back on the year, and then thinking in general what an amazing past few years I’ve had, and wondering how this one could top any of them.
Sometimes I feel this need/pressure to write only about meaningful things, but that definitely is not always necessary. I’m going to go along with that philosophy for this post.
So I’ve taken radio silence to an all new level. Sorry about that.
Fall has arrived here in the UK, and it’s been really pleasant so far. The weather has been great, and we’ve been enjoying ourselves and enjoying the city. We had two of my besties come visit for a week, and it was wonderful to have them. We walked for about 3 days straight. Exhausting, but fun and always the best way to see a city. It also decided not to rain for the whole week, so that was a huge bonus.
In case you’re looking for a good guidebook for Europe that covers all of the must-sees, this book is a great resource. A friend got this for me for Christmas (thanks Ames!), and it’s been really helpful. Basically, it covers what to do in 36 hours (a weekend) in many of the major cities across Europe.
Holy hiatus, Batman.
I’m back! It’s been quite awhile, but I have legitimate reasons for the silence, I promise.
Everyone complains about London’s weather. Londoners complain. Non-Londoners complain. People who’ve never even been to London complain about it.
The days have started getting shorter here and the weather a little colder as we get closer to the holidays and time continues flying by as if it’s a race. As of yesterday, M and I have been married for 5 months. I don’t know where the time has gone. It seems like we just got here and were just taking a taxi to the Arlington courthouse in a happy daze. M of course laughed at me when I noted it was our 5 month wedding anniversary. “5 months? One less than 6 months?”
We have been super busy these last few weeks, as usual, but it’s been a good busy overall. Side note – changed the name of the blog! Still me though. 🙂 Just wasn’t completely feeling the old name.
So last weekend was a three day weekend because of Columbus Day (cheers for the embassy being closed on U.S. Holidays!), so we had planned a weekend trip to Dublin. We actually ended up getting a deal for it through Groupon, so heads up for those! The deal included hotel and airfare for a pretty good price, although they did get us with the times that the airfare was valid for — we had to pay extra not to leave on Saturday night and come back early on Monday morning, which obviously would’ve cut the trip super short.