Friday, November 8, 2013

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Now that fiscal year end (Sep 30) has passed and all the accompanying push at work to award new projects, I can start traveling around Europe again.  The cooler and wetter conditions during this time of the year do not impact my plans as much.  Autumn is generally my favorite time of the year anyway.  So explore, I must. And see the sights awaiting to be seen all over Europe.

An older brother and his wife visited me in Wiesbaden early October for more than two weeks.  During their visit, we managed to travel to Paris, London, Rome, and several small towns in Germany near where I live.  It was my third visit of Paris this year, my third overall visit of London, and 15 years removed from my first visit of Rome.  I spent a day walking around Köln last weekend. For the upcoming 3-day holiday weekend, I am off to Switzerland to explore Basel and Bern.

From now until Christmas, I plan to get out and see sights around Germany.  For the Thanksgiving weekend, I will visit Dresden and Leipzig, two cities in former East Germany.  Christmas markets are soon to start opening all over Germany -- I plan to visit several that I have not been to.

The opportunity to travel all over Europe is one of the great perk of working in Germany.  I plan to take good advantage of it.  Check back for details and pictures.  Also check my flickr and Instagram accounts for more pictures.

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