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Middle Europe Weekly Small Pleasures #32 – Roses and burrs

If I haven’t been posting lately, it’s because not much has been happening. That said, nothing happening is probably a good thing, taking into account all the bad news lately worldwide.

I still want to write a post about our hiking trip to the Alps in May, but I have to sort out all of my photos first. Anyway, for now, I thought I’d have a quick catch up over a Weekly small pleasures post. Weekly small pleasures as you probably know by now, is Mani’s blog event where you try to remember the good things that happened during the week. This is an easy way to be grateful for what you have and to focus on the good. Continue reading

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Posts I’ve yet to publish

Dear bloggers, I bet all of you have a few posts in your draft box that have not yet been published! Well, Alyssa at the blog alyssagoesbang wants to hear about them. I definitely have some sitting around that I’ve been meaning to finish (or start) for ages, and I enjoyed reading other people’s lists too. Here is my list. Which one of these abandoned posts would you like to see me finally publish? Continue reading

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Festival of Leaves 2016

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The leaves are just starting to change here in Berlin, and I’m looking forward to photographing some of the autumn colours over the next few weeks! This photo was taken on a forest walk in Brandenburg. You can see more autumn photos from other parts of the northern hemisphere at a blog by Verena called Festival of Leaves. Maybe you have some of your own autumn photos to share?

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See more photos here:

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Weekly small pleasures #24 – Holding onto summer

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Where did August go?

Well – we  were getting married! Most of August was consumed with wedding preparations. Organizing a wedding (not to mention the paperwork for the marriage) takes a lot more time than I would have expected.  We also snuck in a brief trip to the Canary islands, which I will definitely share some photos of at some point! My parents stayed with us in Berlin the week after the wedding, which made me think I should also share some photos of Berlin and Prague at some point.

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Anyway – now things are back to normal, and we have been lucky enough in Berlin to be having really hot September weather. September is often still sunny and nice, but this year we’ve even had really warm temperatures to go with it. This is a great pleasure, and I feel a bit sentimental about every sunny day knowing that the autumn temperatures will probably set in from this weekend (the forecasts for next week are 18-20 degrees Celsius). But, before they do, here were this Week’s Small Pleasures. Thanks to Mani at a New Life Wandering for hosting this blog event. It’s great that she and Thistles and Kiwis are regular posters! Continue reading

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The Year 2015 in Instagrams (Part 2)

Time for part two of my recap of 2015 using some of the Instagrams I created on my phone throughout the year! I don’t have Instagram photos of all of the places we visited, but going through my Instagram folder has given me an overview of 2015. When I ended off in the last blog post, we had just reached summertime. Along with a lovely trip to the Ostsee (Baltic sea) in summer, we also took a four day trip to visit some friends in Seville. Together the four of us also travelled to Granada, where we visited the beautiful palace of Alhambra. Continue reading

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Travel

Here you can read more about our travels in countries including Germany, Czech Republic, South Africa, Namibia, Spain, Azores, Ireland, Georgia, the Netherlands, Canary Islands, Belarus, France, Lithuania, Croatia, Slovenia and Switzerland.

Germany

Britzer Garten

The legend of Drachenfels

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Battle of the Seelow heights and a walk near the Oder river

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Festival of Lights, Berlin 2015

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Heide Park

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Baumblütenfest, Werder an der Havel

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Spring in Berlin

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Lakes of Berlin

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15 things I love about Berlin

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Carnival of Cultures, Berlin

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Natur-Park Schöneberger Südgelände

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Berlin Christmas markets

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Tübingen

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Cross-country skiing in the Harz mountains

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Saale bicycle trail 

Ulm

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More cross country skiing adventures in the Harz mountains

Czech Republic

Aviation show in Pardubice

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The nativity scenes of Třebechovice

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Hrad Kunětická hora

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České Švýcarsko / Czech Switzerland

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Chrudim

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Brno

Czech countryside – June

Biking in the Moravian winelands of Czechia

 

Azores

Garden of José do Canto

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Furnas

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Exploring the calderas of Azores

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Canary Islands

Canary Islands – Fuerteventura

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Canary Islands – Lanzarote

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Canary Islands – Gran  Canaria

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Europe (other)

Roadtripping from Czech Republic to Slovenia and Croatia

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Les Diablerets, Switzerland

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Croatian souvenirs

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Spanish souvenirs

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A village in the mountains

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Meeting Santa at the North Pole

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Paris in the springtime

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Slovenia – Photo Diary

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Utrecht

Western Ireland

 

 

Belarus

Minsk

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Georgia

Hiking in the Svaneti region

Eating our way around Georgia

South Africa

Kruger national park

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Table mountain

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The Thomas T. Tucker Shipwreck Trail

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Namaqualand

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The Garden Route

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West Coast national park

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71 things to do in Cape Town

Namibia

Namib-Naukluft national park

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One week road trip in Namibia