The end of an era

So travels are over, Hans is up for sale and our thoughts are turning to Portugal. Change is in the air and it feels like the time is right for a new blog! Follow our continuing adventures at A Portuguese Adventure.

Thank you for keeping us company on our travels!

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Hans looking for a new adventure

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New address for this blog

In an effort to save precious pennies, we don’t want to pay for blog-related stuff anymore. So, the web address for this blog has changed to the original freebie –

hansadventures.wordpress.com (sorry, can’t make it a fancy link as that doesn’t seem to be working at the mo.)

Of course, if you are following the blog, you get emailed if we do an update so don’t really need to know the website address and if you don’t follow it, you’ll never be able to find the website again to find out about the new address. Hey ho.

Oh, and we will be starting a brand new blog soon about the new phase in our lives for those who are interested. Stay tuned.

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The End, The Start

Originally we said 12 months. After twelve months we weren’t ready to stop, so we headed off on our northern odyssey. We didn’t want to return still feeling the pull of the road or feeling frustrated and trapped by the predicable rhythm of everyday life. One extravagant idea was to drive off into the sunset and drift for ever, but of course that didn’t take into account: money, cabin fever or our car still sitting on S’s folk’s driveway. We wanted to travel until we were no longer enjoying it and that time had arrived. Continue reading

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A Message from the Belgian Office

After tasting La Trappe beer in Ravenstein, it would have been rude not to stop at the monastery of Koningshoeven on our way south. La Trappe is one of only six remaining Trappist breweries in the world and the only one on the Dutch side of the border with Belgium. The beer is strong, rich and smooth with no nasty bitter after taste. Like all indulgent things, best appreciated in moderation or you will fall over and look silly. Or look silly then fall over. Continue reading

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A Refuge in Ravenstein

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A valuable resource & auf wiedersehen Deutschland

In countries that have efficient household waste collection, the environmentally conscious traveller has a problem. Where do you take your ever increasing box full of recycling when public recycling points are nowhere to be seen?
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Bauhaus: Dessau’s other good bit

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Why Dessau?

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Abendbrot & Eastern Gold

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