Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Beach, Peniche

Greg and I had a great time exploring the beaches of Peniche, Portugal. We got some surfing in, hiked through sand dunes, and even found a nice sand pit where we could hide from the wind.  

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hotel Abba, Amsterdam

Our stay at the Hotel Abba was really interesting, thanks to our neighbors in the hotel.  We nicknamed them "The Pigs" after we heard them vomiting, having sex, crying, vomiting again, having more sex, and then leaving remnants of all of it in the shared bathroom...for 3 days.  After a little while, we just had to laugh about it to keep our sanity. These shots are just a few from around the super-budget hotel.  The little table in our room was the only free space we had, so our suitcases exploded right on top of it.  We are now so grateful for the plentiful space in US hotels :)

 Unfortunately, The Pigs were not interested in being photographed for the blog.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Window shopping

Red light district, Amsterdam
Store window, Goslar, Germany

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


One of our favorite places in Portugal was Sintra, especially the forest surrounding the Pena Palace and the Convent of the Capuchos.  It was really foggy and no one else was around, which made it feel really mystical and like we were the first people discovering the area or something.  Both the palace and the convent are worth seeing if you get the chance.