• This is not how I was expecting to spend my two year anniversary

    And this is not the blog post I planned to write.  April 2, 2020 marks the anniversary of quitting my job, selling my home, and traveling for two years.  I’d planned to announce that, after much dithering, I had decided to end (or at least pause) my nomadic ways and move to Munich.  I would speak of celebrations with my…

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  • HSFTW! (Housesitting for the win!)

    Way back when Stacy and I started scheming our adventure, we discussed saving money by housesitting. We applied for a couple sits on TrustedHouseSitters.com but never heard a peep in return. It didn’t take much to discourage us since we hadn’t tapped into our reserves yet, so we just moved on and Airbnb’d it. When Stacy went back home, I…

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  • What is Identity Anyway?

    90% of the time when we meet new people, they will ask one of these questions and not get much deeper than that: “Where are you from?” “Are you married?” “Do you have kids?” “What do you do?” (Of course, this always means what’s your job, not what do you for fun.) Generic questions sketch a convenient caricature. For some,…

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  • 100 days of “Solitude”

    Today marks my 163rd day abroad, 100 days of it being “solo” travel. Can’t very well say 100 days of solitude.  My worries about being lonely haven’t had many occasions to be tested. I’ve had visits with friends and family from the US, England, Norway, and Germany and have made new friends here in Berlin. Stacy told me that I…

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  • 38 Activities From the Last 2 Months

    A few people have gently reminded me that it has been a very long time since I wrote a blog entry.  This is especially embarrassing because I have mostly been staying put here in Berlin lately so in theory, I should have more time to write.  So what have I been doing other than trying to decide if I should write…

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  • Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castle tours – too beautiful to be real!

    Tuesday morning we felt that our heads had just touched the pillows before the alarm went off for our early morning meet up with Gray Line tours.  We picked up a butter croissant and cappuccino in the central station.  The public transport here is extremely efficient, clean, convenient, and pretty easy to figure out as well as many of the…

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Hi, I'm Christina. I love travel, cats, gardens, house sitting, birds, painting, dogs, museums, good food & drink, you know - all the good stuff! I've been travelling full time since April 2, 2018. Welcome to my blog.

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