Cycle to Köln (Cologne) and back

With good weather and a lack of something to do on my day off, I decided cycle to Cologne. My plan was to leave my flat in Poppelsdorf (Bonn) and cycle north, staying as close to the River Rhein as possible. For the start of the trip I took my usual route into the city.…

Winter time in Germany

Its been a long time since the last post and an update is well and truly due. For the last 6 months we have been living in Bonn, Nord-Rhein Westfalia, Germany. Initially we stayed with Jasmin’s parents while we searched for jobs and looked for an apartment. At the moment though we are living in…

Finally Home

Well, by home I mean Germany. It’s where Jasmin comes from and I have spent so much time there over the last couple of years that I consider it my second home. It felt good to walk in the door of Jasmin’s house but it felt sad to know the travels were over. It felt…

Dubai – Almost Home

We got through Melbourne Airport with relative ease. Our luggage was still over the weight limit but they let us through anyway.  Once past the security gate we sat down and relaxed, waiting for our flight. It was 2am and we had been awake all day. No rest for the wicked though, we still had…

Melbourne

We arrived at Auckland airport with a sick feeling in our stomachs. Getting the bikes onto the shuttle bus was hard enough but now we had to check everything in knowing we were way overweight. We just hoped that the person at the desk would let us through without having to pay the fine but…