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Küchenrolle Dick & Durstig
Nov
15th
2014
Fat and Thirsty

My boyfriend bought those kitchen rolls today:

Küchenrolle Dick & Durstig

Küchenrolle Dick & Durstig

Meaning “Fat and Thirsty”. In the circle it says “Fat as ever”. He never bought those, wonder if it’s an allusion to my big belly 😉

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Rhineland-Palatinate - Our B&B
Sep
30th
2014
Rhineland-Palatinate, Bruges and Amsterdam

From September 19th to September 28th we visited the Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, Bruges in Belgium and Amsterdam in The Netherlands. It was a lovely vacation and all three places are very worth seeing. Friends moved to the Netherlands so we combined all the city trips and ended our vacation with visiting our friends.

Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

We had a lovely B&B in a very small town where the Bubby and me plus my parents stayed. The B&B only had two apartments so we had the whole place for ourselves which was awesome! The hosts were Americans as well which made this vacation perfect.

We arrived on Friday and went out to eat and had typical Palatinate plates. Massive!

On Saturday we had our first “Meet the Parents” day, well, the parents met the parents. The Bubby and I have been going out for 4,5 years now and lived together for two years, yet our parents have never met. Now, with a baby on the way it was a great opportunity though we had that trip planned before I knew I was pregnant 🙂 So my Lover and my Dad went biking and my mom and me hiked up to a hut with his parents, his brother and wife plus their two boys. We all met at the hut and had again typical Palatinate plates for lunch, mainly potato sup with plum cake. We sat and chatted and in the afternoon we hiked down again and all met for dinner. I had “Saumagen”, which is a mixture of lean pork, sausage meat, potatoes, onions, marjoram, cloves and pepper, all covered. It tastes ok but it’s not my favorite.

On Sunday we had a lovely breakfast prepared by our hosts and all drove off at around 11am.
The weather was so great the whole weekend and we all enjoyed it lots.
Below are photos from our lovely B&B, the house was built in 1556.

Rhineland-Palatinate - Our B&B

Rhineland-Palatinate – Our B&B


Rhineland-Palatinate - Our B&B

Rhineland-Palatinate – Our B&B

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges is a nice little city in Belgium. We stayed in a B&B in the middle of the city and parked the car for free a bit outside, in Magdalenenstraat, so if you’re ever in Bruges by car, you can park there for free. We stayed in Bruges two nights, from Tuesday to Thursday, so we could walk through the city two whole days.

On Wednesday the weather wasn’t that great and there weren’t too many people outside. We walked around 17km and looked at different museums and the town. We stopped for lunch or hot chocolate and for dinner I had a big salad. The food is very expensive, the salad cost me around 16 EURO. On Tuesday night I had Spaghetti Bolognese for 11,50 EURO.

Our B&B in Bruges, Belgium

Our B&B in Bruges, Belgium


Bruges, Belgium

Minnewaterpark, Bruges, Belgium


The Belfort, Bruges, Belgium

The Belfort, Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium


Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium


You could find empty streets a bit outside - Bruges, Belgium

You could find empty streets a bit outside – Bruges, Belgium

You could find empty streets a bit outside - Bruges, Belgium

You could find empty streets a bit outside – Bruges, Belgium


We had waffles Thursday noon in Bruges, Belgium

We had waffles Thursday noon in Bruges, Belgium

And French Fries with stew for Lunch on Wednesday - so good but so many!

And French Fries with stew for Lunch on Wednesday – so good but so many!

All in all Bruges was a lovely city with many tourist groups, it’s very expensive, it’s got a lot of chocolate stores and if you don’t go to every museum in town you can see the city in one or two days.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Amsterdam, the NetherlandsAmsterdam, the Netherlands

We only spent half a day in Amsterdam but I thought that was ok. Sure, there’s so much to see there but we went on a Friday and it was very very crowded there, bikes all over and a lot of people walking around too. We visited the city, at something (I finally found something healthy for under 10 EURO – the wok to walk and I got all veggy, so delish!
Later in the afternoon we visited a ship museum which cost 15 EURO but was worth every penny, very much and interesting things to see. In Amsterdam we parked the car a bit outside and drove into the city with the street train. That way we could see a lot of the city as well. I’d recommend two days though, esp. if you want to look at different museums or have a nice coffee somewhere. Maybe I’ll go back one day but for now I’m good 🙂

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france2014
Aug
4th
2014
France 2014

I’ve been back from my three week vacation in France since July 12th. Yet I was too busy (or lazy) to blog about it.
It was lovely, as always, the weather was so so, the waves were mostly good. The last week t got quite windy but at least we didn’t get sand blown in our faces 🙂 So all good.
I went jogging every other day which was soo nice and relaxing and amazing. Hearing the ocean and the chirrs of the crickets. Just lovely. We also enjoyed good food and lots of sweets and alcohol.
Let the photos talk…

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Windy Day

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Best Sandwich EVER

Dinner

Dinner

Why drink water if you can drink beer?

Why drink water if you can drink beer?

Bad weather ahead

Bad weather ahead

So good burgers!!

So good burgers!!

On the way to the beach

On the way to the beach

For the first time in my life I tried Macarons.

For the first time in my life I tried Macarons.

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