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About rrettenmier

In September 2010, Dan and I received working visas for the United Kingdom. We sold our condo, quit our jobs and packed our bags to move to London. This blog is designed to update our friends and family back home about where we are and what we are up to, as well as to share our adventure with others.

January Kickstart to 2019

Our 2019 kicked off with New Year’s Day at the beach and Dan trying out his new pasta maker before committing to our yearly January diet plan. We spent the first weekend in Dubai partaking in the annual Dubai Shopping … Continue reading

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2018 Year in Review

For those of you who are still following our Overseas Adventure and enjoy reading about our travels and experiences, here are some interesting statistical figures for 2018. Views: 3,388 Visitors: 2,111 Comments: 84 (top commenters were Uncle Dale and Judy) … Continue reading

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COMO Cocoa Island

I got back from London just in time for Dan’s birthday weekend. We celebrated with 10 friends at the Friday Hakka champagne brunch at Hakkasan in Emirates Palace and then we took in the Formula 1 races and concerts over … Continue reading

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Festive Season in London

When it was confirmed that I would be heading to London for a conference, I reached out to some friends that I had met through Jen when she lived there. I also cheekily requested to have a package delivered to … Continue reading

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Last European Leg – Salzburg and Neuschwanstein

After taking in the view overlooking Hallstatt Lake in Austria one last time, Mom and I hopped in the rental car. We hit the road and made the short drive to Bad Ischl, another cake stopping point, this time visiting … Continue reading

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Český Krumlov and Hallstatt

After dropping Dan at the Prague airport on Monday, October 22nd, Mom and I hit the highway towards České Budějovice, famous for the original Budweiser beer. We found parking, walked into the old town centre and along the river where … Continue reading

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Prague with the Cruisin’ Ladies

When my Mom told me she was going on a Danube River Cruise with three of her girlfriends I was really excited for her. It was something she had mentioned wanting to do for some time. I started thinking more … Continue reading

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