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Mediterranean Cruise Day 5: Kusadasi, Turkey


The 5th day of our cruise brought us to Kusadasi, Turkey. Apparently, it’s actually said Koosha-dasa (according to our guide) but I seem determined to say it like Kewsa-Dawsee. Whatevs. It was a short day in port, arriving at 7am and leaving at 2pm so we signed ourselves up for …

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Mediterranean Cruise Day 4: Athens, Greece


The fourth day of our cruise was our first proper excursion day and would prove to be one of the best.  Between the group we were with and the amazing guide, that day set the bar really high for the rest of our trip. I had joined us up on …

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Revisited: The Art of Andre Debru


Do you remember last year when we were in the south of France and I happened upon the work of an artist named Andre Debru?   He had the coolest art made of different bits of scrap metal and I was so taken by his installment in the roundabout in Roquefort …

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Mediterranean Cruise Day 1: Venice, Italy


We have been home from our cruise for two weeks and I can’t speak for Xander, but I want nothing more than to click my heels, go back in time and do it all over again!  It was wonderful and far surpassed even my wildest expectations.  I was so worried …

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ALL ABOARD! We’re going on a Cruise y’all!


Big news!  We’re going across the water!! Wait, no… not that water.  Before you get excited and think our visas finally came through and we are finally off to Pittsburgh, that isn’t happening yet. We’re going on a cruise!! What better way to make use of our time still in …

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Pittsburgh Day 2: Robots, Burgers and Hockey!

Pittsburgh Day 2

On our second day in Pittsburgh we were picked up early in the morning by Xander’s colleague, Tim, who took us out for breakfast.  Before we went to the states, Xander said that he wanted to have proper pancakes, so I went online and looked up “Best pancakes in Pittsburgh” …

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Pittsburgh: The First Day

Shadyside Inn Mansion Suites

RIGHT, so back to the story of our visit to Pittsburgh.  It all seems like such a whirlwind now, I can’t believe it has been almost four months already.  Why is it that the time you spend waiting for something drags on, yet the time that passes after something flies …

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Omg! We’re Moving … Eventually!


I’ve been meaning to write this post since we got back from holiday, so here it is – We’re moving to Pittsburgh! Wow, I don’t even know where to start!  It’s such a huge thing over here in Casa Soldaat, this impending move.  It’s been in the making for quite …

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