Crossing the Simpson Desert

The last year saw us make very little use of our car and we started thinking about selling her. On top of that she had turned 11 and various bits and pieces had started to break down and needed repairs. Given that Martina couldn’t bear to sell her, we decided to instead make more use … Continue reading

Garden transformations

When we moved into the house, the garden was partially new (fence, astroturf, elevated back) and partially still overgrown wilderness (bottlebrush, palm and bougainvillea competing with weeds). For about a year we didn’t change much and grew tomatoes and herbs in pots spread out everywhere. But eventually we came up with a plan to transform … Continue reading

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Raja Ampat 2018

Because Thierry turned 40 this year and changed his mind about going to Lembeh and because a lot of other things happened, we ended up booking another 11 day liveaboard trip on the MSY Seahorse where we stayed also with Thierry in 2014. To our big surprise Daniel – who had been the second dive … Continue reading

Vienna and Paris

Markus had for the longest time wanted to go to Paris. But whenever we fly back to Austria for a visit, there is never enough time to go anywhere else. So this year, since it was shortly after our 20th anniversary, we booked the trip with three days in Paris at the end. We ended … Continue reading

Tubbataha Reef and Palawan

After talking about it for years, we finally went to Tubbataha and Palawan. It did not turn out to be the amazing trip we had hoped for, since we had bad luck with the weather conditions for the first part of the trip. But it was nonetheless enjoyable for the most part. And we met … Continue reading