Maria’s Beer Balcony in Germany

A week before Christmas, I found out I’d have another beer balcony friend from Korea stop by while touring parts of Europe.  In the end, he brought two more friends and we had a good time on the balcony.

It was a rather mild mid-December day, and there is no snow in the forecast for Christmas 2014 either.

Maria's Beer Balcony

Taesu from Korea on his very first visit to Germany and Hee-Jeong, a local resident

Maria's Beer Balcony

Taesu, Inhyuk, and Hee-Jeong

 ‎건배!

“This is the time to remember because it will not last forever; these are the days to hold on to because we won’t, although we’ll want to.”
– Billy Joel –

  My life remains very interesting, thanks to all my friends.

A Good Reason to Travel

Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.

— unknown

fall leaves

A Good Reason to Stay Home

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”

– Eddie Cantor –

snail

A Good Reason to Travel

Travel brings power and love back to your life.

—  Rumi —

Dokay Bay, Kitakyushu-shi, Japan

Dokay Bay, Kitakyushu-shi, Japan

A Good Reason to Stay Home

Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.

– Cesare Pavese –

Springtime in Oberursel

Springtime in Oberursel

Between mid-April and early May this year, we have eight flight tickets for Amsterdam, Birmingham, and Tokyo as well as two train tickets for Poland…