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Zoo Berlin, A Fantastic Attraction for Animal Fanatics

Zoos are something that always make me feel conflicted. While I hate seeing wild animals in captivity, especially if they seem agitated, I love animals. LOVE them! It’s unusual for us to even visit more than one zoo in a year, but during our recent trip to Berlin, we spent our last day in the city exploring the aquarium and one of the city’s two Continue reading Zoo Berlin, A Fantastic Attraction for Animal Fanatics

10 Things You Might Not Know About Romania

This isn’t my first blog about Romania, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone when I say again that I absolutely love Romania. Love it. Not just for its touristy sites like Bran Castle and the Transfagarasan, but for its “everything else”.  It’s a fascinating mixture of the old and the new, a burgeoning young republic shedding the vestiges of Continue reading 10 Things You Might Not Know About Romania

Unlikely Woodland Playmates

For the past few months, Travis and I have been regularly seeing a family of foxes in the fields just the other side of our woods.  Typically we see them fairly late in the evening, often after 9 pm, and the mom and three pups are often hunting, frozen with an ear cocked to the ground before pouncing, or tussling with each other in Continue reading Unlikely Woodland Playmates

Is there such a thing as too much adorableness?

I would argue yes, and it comes in the form of an adorable little roly poly prickly ball of hedgehoggeryness!  Folks here have been telling us since we arrived that hedgehogs are common in Switzerland (and apparently native here).   A few weeks ago, Trav claimed he saw one in the front yard but by the time he’d called me outside, it had Continue reading Is there such a thing as too much adorableness?