2013: Year in Review

Because it was so much fun a last year

January:  Spending New Years in the Golan, hiking Masada, and staying in this most amazing of places in the Negev desert (home of the HBDP) — all during Jenelle’s visit.

January 5, 2013 | Negev Desert, Israel

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My trip to Germany culminated with a few days in Berlin. Here we met up with Aaron, drank lots of beer and wine, and visited museums and other historical sites — all the while the gents ate tons of bratwurst.

The four of us in front of the Brandenburg Gate
March 23, 2013

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Arriving in Germany was a bit of a shock, albeit a happy snow-filled one — but then I love snow, so I thought it was like walking into a wintry storybook.

Arrival at the Berlin Airport
March 19, 2013

Jon and I took the train from the airport to the Berlin Hbf train station, where we met up with Nick and boarded a train to Quedlinburg.

How did we decide to go there, you might ask? Jon did google image searches for “beautiful German towns” (or variations on that theme) and Quedlinburg kept coming up. What could go wrong?

After a few hours on the train, we arrived!

Arrival in Quedlinburg
March 19, 2013 | Photo by Jonathan

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German Hospitality

Yesterday’s post has me thinking about other cool places I’ve recently stayed. Chief among them: the flats we rented while in Germany! Lately, Jon and I have gotten into the habit of renting flats instead of staying in hotels while traveling because it means we’ll have a kitchen to cook in when safe gluten free food cannot otherwise be found.

Our first stop in Germany was the city quiet city of Quedlinburg, whose entire old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Around Quedlinburg
March 20, 2013

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Happy Tabletop Day!

**UPDATED March 31, 2013**

Today is International Tabletop Day! Today I’m headed to Jaffa to play some games in the old port to celebrate. What are you playing today?

Phase 10 Playing
March 22, 2013 | Berlin, Germany

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