In some ways, I feel guilty at how foggy most of my travel memories are. I’m keenly aware of how fortunate I am to have had the privilege of visiting dozens of countries on five continents…and I’m mildly ashamed to admit that I don’t remember most of it!
This is largely why I maintain this blog. It is a feeble attempt to help myself remember.
After a particularly memorable summer vacation, I fear my increasingly hazy recollections of berliners, Belgian beer, castles, and time spent with family on the autobahns. Each day of my summer was blog-post-worthy, but I can’t find the time to write about it all!
I was struggling to choose which places and memories to highlight when I had an epiphany of inspiration and motivation: my sister-in law and nephews are leaving their home in Germany and returning to Nova Scotia in eight days. I also have approximately eight things I wanted to write about from the time we spent with them in July. Coincidence? I think not.
My (admittedly ambitious) plan is to publish a post each day for the next eight days dealing briefly with the following places we visited with my wonderful family:
- Neuschwanstein Castle
- Cologne Cathedral
- Black Forest
- Berlin Wall